About International Science Partnerships Fund

The International Science Partnerships Fund is designed to enable potential and foster prosperity. It puts research and innovation at the heart of our international relationships, supporting UK researchers and innovators to work with peers around the world on the major themes of our time: planet, health, tech, and talent. The fund is managed by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology and delivered by a consortium of the UK’s leading research and innovation bodies.

The Project

This scoping project aims to address the evolving landscape of research translational enhancement in Malaysia and Indonesia. The initiative recognises the growing importance of translating research into practical applications and seeks to identify opportunities, challenges, and best practices in this domain.

In order to accomplish these objectives, a consultant is needed to conduct a comprehensive baseline analysis and scoping research. This consultant will undertake in-depth research to understand the current landscape of translational research, evaluate supporting policies, profile various stakeholders involved, and identify capacity gaps. The consultant will provide recommendations and strategies for developing capacity in translational research partnerships through a multi-stakeholder approach, with a particular focus on Malaysia, Indonesia, and the UK. This research will be crucial in paving the way for a conducive and supportive platform that fosters capacity development in translational research, knowledge sharing, and collaborative initiatives aligned with ISPF and Partner Countries Priorities.

Who can apply

Single Lead Consultant: A primary consultant will collect data and perform analysis for both countries. The consultant will oversee the entire project, ensuring consistency and coordination across both countries, Malaysia and Indonesia. The consultant will conduct two market research studies, provide recommendations, and facilitate the dissemination of results, as well as contribute to the design of capacity strengthening programs..

How to apply

Download all documents below and submit your completed application with all supporting documents at the British Council In-Tend portal: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil/aspx/ProjectManage/3472. For guidance on navigating the portal, please refer to the 'Supplier Guide for In-Tend' document below.

The application deadline is Monday, 10 June 2024, 23:59 UK Time.

 Key dates

Activity Date / Time
RFP Issued to bidding suppliers 23 May 2024

Briefing session (online)

Registration deadline by 3 June 2024,23.59 GMT, through https://bit.ly/ISPF-CL-RFP-MYID2024 

4 June 2024, TBC

Clarification deadline

5 June 2024, 23:59 UK Time
Deadline for Proposal Submission Monday 10 June 2024, 23:59 UK Time
Final Decision
(*announcement can be released sooner subject to evaluation process completion)
w/c 24 June 2024
Contract conclusion with winning supplier w/c 1 July 2024
Contract start date Thursday, 4 July 2024