Invitation to Tender

To act as co-ordinator of a project investigating the international
implications of intellectual property rights (IPR) in eLearning programmes
in higher education.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) is working with
other stakeholders to provide guidance to the higher education sector on the
IPR implications of collaborating with,
and providing eLearning programmes to, international educational
institutions. The working group for the project has identified the need to
undertake case study work in countries that either represent a large share
of the potential eLearning market or are representative of several

Tenders are therefore invited to undertake the design, co-ordination and
management of these case studies, and contribute to a guidance document for
the Higher Education sector.

Further details and a copy of the tender are available from Emily Joyce,
HEFCE, Northavon House, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QD or email:
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Closing date for tenders is 16th April 2004 at 12 noon.