Published date: 28 September 2017

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 29 October 2017

Contract summary


  • Foreign economic-aid-related services - 75211200

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference

DFID 8093 Contract Notice (formerly DFID 7902)

Published date

28 September 2017

Closing date

29 October 2017

Contract start date

6 November 2017

Contract end date

5 May 2019

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (above threshold)

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

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

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A research study to understand national knowledge systems.The objective of the research is to identify practicalareas for change to enhance the impact of government and external investments in science,technology and innovation. DFID would like to fund this study, working in technical collaboration with the Science GrantingCouncils of Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. This study is part of a wider partnership programme which includesthe Science Granting Councils Initiative, a partnership between Canada's IDRC, South Africa's NationalResearch Fund and fifteen Science Granting Councils across Africa.The purpose of this research is to proposepractical actions and recommendations for effective investments in science,technology and innovation by these countries and their partners.

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About the buyer

Contact name

Ian Bell


Department of International Development (DFID)
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA


+44 (0)1355 84 3346