Published date: 29 October 2015

This notice was replaced on 29 October 2015

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

Awarded contract (published 21 March 2018)

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Contract summary


  • Administration services - 75100000

  • Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security - 79000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

29 October 2015

Closing date

10 November 2015

Contract start date

20 November 2015

Contract end date

4 December 2015

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Not applicable

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Project aims
The aim of this project is to provide HEFCE with robust citation data relating to institutions' research outputs in the period 2008-2014. This should be in a format that will enable the Council to undertake further analysis on the data.
Data required
For each journal article in the period 2008-2014 with at least one author from a UK HEI, we require:
• Article DOI
• Field-weighted citation impact (FWCI)
• An indicator of the citation impact of the journal. This should not be the journal impact factor, but an indicator which seeks to address some of the issues identified with journal impact factors, such as the Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP).
• Citation percentile
• Name(s) and UK nation of the UK HEI(s) included in the address field
• Journal subject classification
• Year of publication

Journal subject classification should be mapped onto REF 2014 units of assessment (available at

Suppliers should outline the proposed data sources from which the data will be derived, including information on the coverage of the data sources. We require this data for all disciplines; preference will be given to the supplier that can provide the widest coverage of robust data across the disciplinary spectrum.

The key project deliverable will be provision of the above dataset, in Excel format.

We require the full dataset to be provided within 10 working days of the contract award.

Publication and communications
We will conduct further analysis on the data provided. The findings from this analysis are intended to inform internal policy discussions and development.

More information


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How to apply
UK Shared Business Services eSourcing

As part of the strategic alliance between UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) and Crown Commercial Service (CCS), UK SBS can use the CCS eSourcing Suite for future procurements.

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About the buyer

Contact name

UK Shared Business Services


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