The Group are due to report their recommendations to Scottish Ministers in 2022 and as a result, we need the workstreams to have completed their individual reports by Spring 2022. As this research will assist the reports that are being prepared for two of the four workstreams, we need the output of this commissioned research before then.
In order to meet this timescale, we wish to be in a position to award a contract by the end of October. We are therefore seeking to determine interest by 24 September with bids to be submitted by 22 October.
We would anticipate that a final report would be available by early February, but would welcome feedback on the viability of this timescale from any interested parties.