PRE- QUALIFICATION CLARIFICATION No 001 TENDER TITLE: INNOVATION VOUCHER SCHEME TENDER REF: NWDA00269 Please find below questions raised and answers provided in relation to the above. Please confirm in your Questionnaire response that you have incorporated these questions and responses. Question 1:
Do you have a definition / examples of knowledge transfer activities that you anticipate will be funded as a result of this scheme.
There are a wide number of activities covered by the Voucher Scheme; some examples of possible voucher use are,
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Access to research equipment and expertise Analysis of business performance Assistance on prototype development CAD design Develop new business model Developing a CRM system Evaluation of performance Feasibility studies Investigating potential new markets
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Management systems and procedures Marketing strategies Methodology for the calculation of carbon footprint New web based marketing tools On-line booking system Product development Software development Staff development analysis Wastes management advice Website development
Activities specifically excluded from the scheme include the following:-
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standard training courses; software purchases, aid that would promote/ subsidies the cost of exports, internships for students of knowledge institutions, design and production of advertising materials, and sales activities.
Please confirm the understanding that the description is wide and does not just focus on research and development, but includes business consultancy, training etc?
Response: Activities are wide and diverse, and can include consultancy and bespoke training. Examples of Best Practise Case Studies can be downloaded from http://www.indexvouchers.org/case_studies.html
Procurement Department Date of issue: 05 August 2008
RES003 V1/SC Issued: June 2007