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The British Council invites requests for proposals from experts with experience and specialism in internationalisation and teaching and learning at higher education institutions to work on the UK-Brunei Higher Education Teaching and Learning Partnership.

The UK-Brunei Higher Education Teaching and Learning Partnership is funded by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) through ASEAN Dialogue Partner Grant. It will build and strengthen higher education partnership in teaching and learning between Brunei and UK universities. The programme consists of a landscape and needs analysis, a workshop and two project grants. 

Through the workshop, the consultant will support Brunei universities in strengthening their internationalisation strategy and academic partnership on specific subjects aligning to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as but not limited to the development of transnational education (TNE) or joint or double/dual degree programmes, credit sharing programme (aligned to the UK's Turing Scheme).

By the end of the workshop, it is expected that Brunei universities will be able to develop strategic plans for academic partnerships and engagement with UK universities. 

After the workshop, up to two seed grants will be available for UK and Brunei participants from the workshop to jointly apply to deliver the strategic plans which will help strengthen their internationalisation strategy and academic partnership.

Consultant requirements 

Consultants must have excellent proficiency in written and spoken English and must have:

  • A minimum of 7-10 years of experience in higher education internationalisation and academic partnership, with prior experience in conducting trainings and workshops
  • A proven track record of conducting similar studies and workshops in East Asian/ASEAN and other countries
  • Prior experience of working in the higher education sector with experience in international higher education policy analysis, and/or developing strategic support offered to universities and governments internationally.
  • Experience working with ministries and universities
  • Awareness of the nature of partnerships with UK universities and the UK’s strength and weaknesses

It is expected that the consultant will be UK-based but there are no nationality requirements.

How to apply 

The British Council invites interested suppliers to submit a proposal outlining their relevant skills, knowledge and experience for this opportunity. 

For full details, please download the procurement documentation on the downloads section and to submit a proposal, please submit all documents required to UK-BruneiPartnership@britishcouncil.org by the Response Deadline below.

Response deadline

Request for Proposals (RFP) issued to bidding suppliers: 1 October 2021

Deadline for clarification questions (Clarification Deadline): 25 October 2021 (this has been extended from 18 October)

British Council to respond to clarification questions: 2 November 2021 (this has been extended from 26 October)

Deadline for submission of proposals by potential suppliers (Response Deadline): 16 November 2021

Final Decision: 22 November 2021

Contract concluded with winning supplier: 23-25 November 2021

Contract start date: 26 November 2021

Further information 

Please send any questions or queries regarding any aspect of the procurement or documentation to UK-BruneiPartnership@britishcouncil.org by the clarification deadline.

Please note queries sent after the clarification deadline may not receive a response.

 About Going Global Partnerships

The UK-Brunei Higher Education Teaching and Learning Partnership is part of the Going Global Partnerships programme. Going Global Partnerships connects universities, colleges, education policy makers and other partners in the UK and around the world. The programme offers you vital international opportunities - the chance to build relationships, to share ideas and good practice, to access grant funding for collaborative partnerships and more. Find out more and apply now for our funding calls and opportunities.

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