Published date: 11 October 2021

Last edited date: 11 October 2021

This notice was replaced on 26 November 2021

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 26 November 2021)

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Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

11 October 2021

Closing date

1 November 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

10 November 2021

Contract end date

10 April 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

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The British Council is seeking a supplier to produce a research study that combines a review of existing evidence on the value of Transnational Education (TNE) Partnerships and primary research.

This study aims to understand the broad range of value and benefits of TNE partnerships to a range of stakeholders to ensure that the British Council understands UK and overseas stakeholder needs. This will shape the Going Global Partnerships programme accordingly and widen UK TNE engagement to support the development of the partner country.

The scope and definition you intend to adopt of the value of TNE should be clearly defined in the proposal, and should include, but not be necessarily be limited to social, economic, cultural, reputational and educational value.

More information

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Bidders will be required to register on British Council`s e-Tendering portal In-Tend hosted at in order to take part in the tender process.

Once registered, bidders must log-in to the website where they can view the project and access the bidders pack and submit their return.

Bidders will also be required to demonstrate their capability and `means of proof` will be required. These conditions are outlined in the RFP.

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