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STFC Tender Opportunities and Data Protection

At STFC (being a Council under, and part of, United Kingdom Research and Innovation), we intend to make sure that we maintain the UK as a world-leader in science and technology research - integral to this is our commitment to protecting and safeguarding your data privacy.

It is part of STFC’s public purpose to provide services such as the tender opportunities service. In order to effectively provide that service to you, we need to collect information about you and may need to contact you from time to time with regards to its provision.

STFC considers it to be in its legitimate interest to enable anyone who has signed up to access the tender opportunities service that it should be able to efficiently manage the provision and ongoing review and monitoring of that service for their benefit. STFC therefore requests and securely holds the data which it requires for these purposes. Please ensure that, for so long as you are accessing the tender opportunities service, the information that you have provided to us is kept up to date.

The purpose of this service is to notify companies and organisations about tender and contract opportunities as well as industry events (to help companies learn about and build relationships with the facilities) and to identify potential bidders only for STFC’s scientific, research and public engagement purposes. To that end, we share the information you provide to potentially suitable companies and organisations.

We may share your information with companies/organisations who are looking for partners for upcoming projects at the facilities. Information we share with companies/organisations:

Company Name
Contact person
Company address
Telephone Number
Web address

We may also share your information with the facilities we fund if there is a relevant project coming up that we think you would be suitable for. Information we share with the facilities we fund:

Company Name
Contact person
Contact email address
Company address
Telephone Number
Web address

For reporting purposes, we may share your information with our funding government organisation. Information we share with our government funding organisation:

Company Name
Company address
Contract wins, the contract title and value of contract

UKRI and Data Protection

UKRI and STFC comply with the requirements of the GDPR with regard to the collection, storage, processing and disclosure of personal information and is committed to upholding the GDPR's core data protection principles. A full notice of UKRI’s position with regards to Freedom of Information and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) (EU) (2016/679) can be found at: https://www.ukri.org/freedom-of-information