Published date: 17 November 2021

This notice was replaced on 4 February 2022

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Awarded contract (published 4 February 2022)

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Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

17 November 2021

Closing date

13 December 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

20 December 2021

Contract end date

18 March 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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British Council Northern Ireland seeks a supplier to produce "Opportunity Northern Ireland", a comprehensive analysis of Northern Ireland's Higher Education sector, as well as the wider context in which Higher Education is delivered in Northern Ireland. The piece should aim to inform the British Council's global network of colleagues of the Northern Ireland Higher Education sector, its strengths and also of the broader assets of Northern Ireland as a Higher Education study destination and area for research collaboration. The final product should also be of interest more widely to international stakeholders and Governments, who may wish to gain a deeper understanding of Northern Ireland's Higher Education sector and its operating context.

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.

About the buyer


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