GB-Swindon: UKRI-1528 Catapults – Sector Insights and Review of their Role

Competitive Contract Notice

1. Title: GB-Swindon: UKRI-1528 Catapults – Sector Insights and Review of their Role
2. Awarding Authority:
UK Research and Innovation
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1793867000, Email:, URL:
Contact: Corporate Procurement, Attn: Corporate Procurement
3. Contract Type: Services
Sub Type: Other services.

4. Description: Market research services. UK Research and Innovation - Innovate UK requires an overview and detailed reports of the role Catapults have played to shape sector and technology. The aim of this programme of work is to provide an overview to the key trends in each Catapult’s respective sector since their establishment in 2014. For each sector, a report will be produced highlighting the role the Catapult has played to shape the sector/ technology. This work is not focused on how Catapults have engaged/ supported businesses/their customers but the support role they have played at a sector level.

•This project is to be delivered within a 13 week period, with nine reports produced, one for each Catapult. We anticipate the High Value Manufacturing report will incorporate all seven centres, hence we expect this report will be longer in length.
•Set out a workplan and framework for analysing each sector since 2014 and the role the Catapult has played, using mixed methods including desktop quantitative and qualitative research, and consultations with key stakeholders and sector experts
•At agreed milestones, present findings to the project team for review
•Provide an additional summary report covering key findings and demonstrating/ providing insights into how the sector has evolved over the period and the role that the Catapult has played in shaping the sector. The final report must also incorporate an overview of the methodology employed and sources used.
5. CPV Codes:
79310000 - Market research services.

6. NUTS Codes :

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: UNITED KINGDOM,
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority:
9. Estimated Value of Requirement: Category H: 100K to 500K
Currency: GBP
10. Deadline for Expression of Interest: 12/07/2021 14:00:00
11. Address to which they must be sent:
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12. Other Information:
Other Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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Suitable for VCO: No
Procedure Type:OPEN
Period of Work Start date: 30/07/2021
Period of Work End date: 30/11/2021
Is this a Framework Agreement?: no