Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 16:50:30 +0100 (BST) Subject: RE: Fwd: UEA involvement in the CCRA [UK Climate Change Risk Assessment] From: A.Footitt@uea...
DEAR LORD!!!WHAT A THREAD OF EMAILS!
Glad I switched it off so I could concentrate on other things!
I do hope all these emails are just staying within UEA because it really makes us (UEA as a whole) look like a bunch of amateurs - and people wonder why I suggest establishing a Tyndall Ltd...
Ok, things to be aware of - this is a very high profile project and basically is where it's at as far as UK climate Change work goes. Prof Bob Watson (also Chief Scientific Officer for Defra), for example, has highlighted frequently that we desperately need to be part of the winning bid and has emphasised the broader and significant reputational benefits for Tyndall and UEA of getting it and, incidentally, the implied reputational costs if we don't!
subject: RE: UEA involvement in the CCRA tender
...We should be very cautious of increasing further...i.e. don't even think about it...agreement of these (common range of) rates for different levels was my suggestion because we are competing with consultancies, these are the level of rates that they have and if you go higher then your bid is both expensive and stands no hope of passing the value for money tests - for example, we lost a bid for us and Geoff Darch at Atkins because costs were too high for a few of the Tyndall members and could/would not reduce them by the 20% asked of us by the Environment Agency - result - they gave it to someone else when we were the preferred bidder...greed loses you the prize
...my recommendation is to stick with where they are and if you really have increase anything - increase the days and just do it in a shorter time -this still makes your bid more expensive overall but at least it looks better in the value for money tests.