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Today’s Tenders

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Take a look at these Tender opportunities for funding in Knowledge Exchange activities. Please pass this on to any colleagues you feel may also be interested. For more information on any opportunity listed, please contact

Research to inform Pilot Interventions in Swimming Participation

Leicester City Council are requesting quotation relates to local research needed to apply for funding from Sport England for pilot interventions to test different ways to increase swimming participation. The vision for the pilot is to apply the latest national research around improving the swimming experience to local swimming pools, for local audiences. The desired outcome of the pilot is to understand the impact of making several ‘small’ improvements simultaneously to the swimming customer experience within a small number of local facilities, to ensure that the ‘3 frontiers’ of swimming are improved.

Deadline for proposals: 30 June

Funding available: £20,000

Performance management, reward and the management of talent design consultancy

The Electoral Commission are seeking a supplier for the provision of expertise in pay, reward, performance management and the management of talent. The consultant should provide expertise in all of the areas identified, in particular: Developing and embedding behaviours throughout an organisation; Introducing new processes around performance management; Developing and implementing new approaches to pay and reward; Developing approaches to talent management; Ensuring staff are involved and engaged; and wide knowledge of approaches to pay and performance management in other organisations but particularly the public sector.

Deadline for proposals: 1 July


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