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Invitation for Expressions of Interest to tender for the running of POPGROUP under a commercial licence
The Local Government Association (LGA) invites expressions of interest in the running of POPGROUP, an Excel-based program which produces population (and related forecasts), under a commercial licence. The initial licence will run for five years, with the possibility of extensions thereafter.
POPGROUP is recognised as the ‘industry standard' for creating local population projections and in return for adhering to a set of conditions geared to protecting the interests of local government users, the successful bidder will be able to run POPGROUP as a business and have the freedom to develop new funding streams and exploit commercial opportunities as they arise.
Bidders will need to outline a coherent and effective vision for the future of POPGROUP. Experience of Excel/VBA programming is essential, as is knowledge of demographic concepts and methods.
Full information is provided in the EoI, Part B of which specifies the information to be provided by bidders. Also provided for information are the Licence Agreement and End User Licence Agreement. Interviews, if required, will probably take place on 3, 5 and/or 10 November 2014 with the licence planned to commence from 1 December 2014.
- POPGROUP End User Licence Agreement (Word, 6 pages, 32KB)
- POPGROUP Licence Agreement (Word, 20 pages, 87KB)
- POPGROUP Licence Expression of Interest (Word, 30 pages, 114KB)
Return date and key contacts
Please return your expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10.00 am on Monday 20 October 2014.
Please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.