This is a REQUEST FOR INFORMATION aiming to survey currently available Current Research Information System (CRIS) solutions and to prepare a possible tendering process. This is only a prior information notice. This is NOT a procurement notice, a contract notice or an invitation to tender. The purpose of this request for information is not to start a tendering process.
University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology will merge on 1 January 2019. The new foundation-based Tampere University will also be the main owner of Tampere University of Applied Sciences. These organizations will form a new higher education community in Tampere with competitive edges in technology, health and society. With more than 30,000 students and 5,000 employees, the Tampere University Community has over 35,000 members.
The Tampere University Community plans to acquire a single CRIS system in order to harmonize the registration, validation, reporting and presentation of research output and other research information. A shared CRIS system will enhance the visibility of research activities, promote open access and contribute to internal and external customer relationships and partnerships of the community by presenting its experts, units and infrastructure. The system will support academic staff, service staff and management in documenting, managing, reporting, sharing and evaluating research outputs, activities and projects.
The Tampere University Community requests comments from CRIS providers on the following preliminary requirement specifications:
Documents are publicly available until 3.10.2018.
System providers are asked to fill out the documents by answering Yes or No to each requirement. If the CRIS solution does not fulfill a mandatory requirement, please describe a clarification or an alternate solution in the comment field.
Filled out documents are requested to be submitted by email to by 3.10.2018. Please use the subject field “T3CRIS Request for Information”. The requester can engage in dialogue with potential system providers and send additional questions regarding the subject.
Requested information and dialogues with system providers can be used in preparation of possible tendering. Responding to this request is not binding to any participants or a prerequisite for subsequent participation in the possible tendering. The requester is not obliged to make changes to requirement specifications. Compensations will not be paid for possible dialogues or responses to this request.