Invitation To Tender: The Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub is seeking a provider to carry out an economic impact evaluation of the Regional Talent Engines programme.
This invitation to tender invites proposals to undertake an economic impact evaluation of the Academy’s Regional Talent Engines programme, delivered by the Enterprise Hub across the regions of Northern Ireland, North East England, North West England, and Yorkshire and the Humber. The full scope of the evaluation is outlined in the following sections, and more information on the Academy and the Enterprise Hub is in Annex A.
The evaluation should seek to assess through both quantitative and qualitative metrics the impact, competitiveness, and value for money of the Regional Talent Engines programme across all involved regions.
The outcomes of the evaluation research should serve the following functions:
- inform internal planning on the future of the Regional Talent Engines programme, including its design, delivery, and approaches to monitoring its outcomes and impact in line with the Academy’s overall strategic goals
- demonstrate to the programme funder – the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) – evidence of the programme’s economic and societal impact across each of the four ‘levelling-up’ regions