UK_2021_EEL_PIN_2022 Global Evaluation Framework

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-016483
Publication date: 14 July 2021

F01: Prior information notice

Prior information only

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

British Council




United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)
Main address

one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity

Other activity

Registered Charity

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

UK_2021_EEL_PIN_2022 Global Evaluation Framework

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 73200000 - Research and development consultancy services
two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

The British Council is seeking multiple providers to join its new monitoring and evaluation procurement framework. This framework will replace the 2018 Global Evaluation Framework and the 2019 Evaluation Advisors framework, which are due to expire in 2022. This framework will be used to procure independent evaluations, monitoring support, evaluation advisory support, evaluation training, technical assistance, and quality assurance globally across the Council.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £2,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom
Main site or place of performance

Services will be required to be delivered globally

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The British Council is looking for multiple providers to join its 2022 Global Evaluation Framework. This framework will replace the 2018 Global Evaluation Framework and 2019 Evaluation Advisors Framework, which are due to expire in 2022. This global framework will be the British Council’s primary route for the procurement of monitoring and evaluation consultancy work. Suppliers who join the framework will be eligible to tender for monitoring and evaluation across the Council’s global operations. This framework is expected to run to 2024, with the possibility of two 1-year extensions to 2026. It is planned for this framework to be divided into Lots. This will indicatively include a lot focused on delivering evaluation training and capacity building within the British Council. It will include a lot focused on the delivery of responsive, short term technical support and quality assurance reviews of evaluation deliverables. It will include a lot focused on long term strategic evaluations which examine the Council’s impact across multiple programmes. And it will include a lot focused on evidence and evaluation advisory support in thematic areas of expertise. These thematic areas are planned to include the following: regional expertise (Americas, EU, Wider Europe, Asia Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa, MENA, and UK); arts/culture/heritage; higher education; TVET; English teaching, exams and assessment; bilingual and multi-lingual education; education in emergency contexts; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI); digital programming and delivery; infographics; monitoring, data systems, and data analytics. The British Council is looking to deepen and expand our monitoring and evaluation supplier base and encourages SME and non-UK-based suppliers to apply. If you are interested in expressing an interest and/or bidding for this project, please go to You may then have to register your company before you can expression interest for this project BC/01882 UK_2021_EEL_PIN_2022 Global Evaluation Framework.The British Council will be holding a Market Engagement event with interested suppliers on 3 September 2021. If you are interested in attending this event please register interest on In-Tend for this project and send the following information using Correspondence via the In-Tend Portal before the 27 August 2021: My organisation would like to send a representative to the British Council 2022 Global Evaluation Framework market engagement event: Yes/No (pick one)If yes, my organisation’s representatives will be: (please indicate up to two representatives)1. Name: Email: 2. Name: Email: My organisation would like to send the following question(s) ahead of the event: (note that questions will not be attributed to specific suppliers. The British Council will attempt to address questions by topic, but does not commit to responding to all submitted questions)

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

4 October 2021

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No