The British Council’s DICE programme seeks to identify, by means of an invitation to tender, a range of organisations with an in-depth understanding of the UK’s creative social economy that could join a DICE Supplier Framework.
Organisations selected to join the DICE Supplier Framework would then have opportunities to provide specialist services to our partners and colleagues in the DICE countries (Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa and the UK).
These opportunities are divided into three lots – see below – and applicants are welcome to to bid for one, two or all three lots. Each lot will be assessed separately.
Although being on the Framework does not guarantee that selected organisations will be offered contracts with the British Council, it does ensure that these organisations will be notified of all contract opportunities that are issued for the lot(s) they are awarded a place on.
Our aims in establishing this Framework are as follows:
- We hope to access expertise from organisations with which we have yet to work.
- We aim to continue relationships with organisations that have provided excellent services to DICE and other British Council programmes in the past.
- We seek to make the contract process more efficient when organisations are commissioned to undertake work, in order to shorten significantly the time between the commissioning and commencement of the work.
- This will allow us to share opportunities transparently with the Framework suppliers.
We have designated three separate lots for the type of work we expect to commission through the lifetime of the framework