Invitation to Tender: One Digital evaluation support
One Digital is an exciting new digital skills programme that is being delivered in collaboration by six organisations: Digital Unite, Age UK, Affinity Sutton, AbilityNet, Citizens Online and Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. (S.C.V.O).
A: One Digital would like those tendering to describe their budget requirements, given that we anticipate something in the region of 75 days work will be needed to deliver the piece (November 2015-December 2016). In responding to the ITT, we would like Evaluators to include an itemised budget including travel, out of pocket expenses and VAT. Whilst One Digital does not necessarily look to appoint the cheapest tender part of our scoring mechanism will be value for money.
Q: We’ve noted the estimate that the project will involve 75 days of work but wondered whether you have an actual budget in mind that you are able to tell us? We typically staff projects involving a number of levels of staff who have different day rates so we just wanted to check we would be able to provide the requirements cost effectively.
A: In terms of budget, we want evaluators to tell us what they would cost to deliver the piece, in the structure they feel fits best. The reason to do it this way was to try and create a more ‘open space’ in which consultancies and independent consultants could pitch, because we are aware that there may be pros and cons to both sorts of types of Evaluator. We think it is for all those tendering to demonstrate cost effectiveness, as befits their particular approach and structures.