Apologies if you have already seen this, but if you haven’t, here are links to two items that outline a process for tendering for managing quality assurance in HE. The current arrangements, whereby quality assurance is managed by the QAA, an independent charity, will come to an end in 2016 – though presumably QAA can bid in response to the tender. it might be worth keeping an eye on this, as there may be an opportunity to contribute to the process, either within your institution or more generally.
They are, from the QAA:
and the funding councils:http://www.hefce.ac.
Many thanks to Mark Hunter for drawing my attention to these.