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Notice Summary

Title:
UK-Cambridge: Provision of a Costing and Pricing Solution for Research Grants (RFI)
Document Ref:
GB003ZM315215
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Other
Published By:
University of Cambridge
Date Published:
19 November 2019
Deadline Date:
06 December 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

Provision of a Costing and Pricing Solution for Research Grants The University is a leader in delivering world class research and therefore needs the ability to cost proposals for research in a timely and efficient manner. To enable delivery, the University needs a solution that will provide the following. • Calculates the Full Economic Cost of proposals using TRAC methodology • Flexibility within the tool to allow different future scenarios to be costed out. • Configurable electronic workflow to ensure all internal parties can approve the costing • Integration with other systems. • In solution reporting to allow costs to be easily extracted for use in the funder application process. • To be actively developed to ensure both evolving functional (changing needs of the grant costing landscape) and non-functional (compatibility with client systems) are met. The University does have an existing solution to carry out any of these functions currently but wishes to assess the market to ensure that the best solution is being used. The University is undertaking an evaluation of existing internal systems and processes to establish their suitability to meet current requirements and IT support systems, alongside evaluating offerings from external vendors.

Notice Details

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

University of Cambridge
N/A
Cambridge UK
Jen Waterfield N/A
N/A

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Provision of a Costing and Pricing Solution for Research Grants (RFI)

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Provision of a Costing and Pricing Solution for Research Grants

The University is a leader in delivering world class research and therefore needs the ability to cost proposals for research in a timely and efficient manner.

To enable delivery, the University needs a solution that will provide the following.

• Calculates the Full Economic Cost of proposals using TRAC methodology

• Flexibility within the tool to allow different future scenarios to be costed out.

• Configurable electronic workflow to ensure all internal parties can approve the costing

• Integration with other systems.

• In solution reporting to allow costs to be easily extracted for use in the funder application process.

• To be actively developed to ensure both evolving functional (changing needs of the grant costing landscape) and non-functional (compatibility with client systems) are met.

The University does have an existing solution to carry out any of these functions currently but wishes to assess the market to ensure that the best solution is being used.

The University is undertaking an evaluation of existing internal systems and processes to establish their suitability to meet current requirements and IT support systems, alongside evaluating offerings from external vendors.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

The procedure type is unknown.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

Request For Information

4.3

Time Limits

   06-12-2019  Time 12:00

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Please visit the following portal to view this notice:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofcambridge/aspx/ProjectManage/738

Date documents can be requested until: 06 Dec 2019 at 12:00 hrs

(UTC +00:00) GMT Standard Time

(MT Ref:315215)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 18-11-2019

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