UK-Swindon: Research and experimental development services.

UK-Swindon: Research and experimental development services.

Preliminary Questions
This notice is for prior information only: Yes
This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: No
This notice is a call for competition: No

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
UK Research & Innovation
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1793411500, Email:
Contact: UKRI Commercial - Corporate Procurement
Main Address:
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No.
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No .

I.3) Communication
Further information can be obtained from: the above mentioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5) Main activity:
Other activity: Research & Innovation

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement - 1
II.1.1) Title: UKRI-1656 CoSTAR
Reference number: UKRI-1656
II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:
73100000 - Research and experimental development services.
II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
II.1.4) Short description:
This PIN is being issued in order to undertake a market consultation exercise with regards to this project, briefly detailed in Section 2. UKRI would like to invite suppliers to attend an engagement session in order to provide information regarding the project, the expected outcomes of the project, and to enable suppliers an opportunity to ask questions regarding the project and these expected outcomes. We request that attendance is restricted to key members of your organisation (a maximum of 2). For clarity, this PIN is not a Call for Competition. Not registering an interest shall not prevent any supplier participating in a future procurement, nor is it intended that any information supplied as part of the preliminary market consultation shall place any supplier at an advantage in any future potential procurement process.
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT (give figures only) : 67,000,000 - GBP
II.1.6) Information about lots:
This contract is divided into lots: No
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: Not Provided
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots: Not Provided

II.2) Lot Description
II.2.3) Place of performance:
Region Codes:
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) through the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is planning significant investment in Research & Development (R&D) and Innovation infrastructure for the Creative Industries. “Infrastructure” in the context of this project means investing in the setup of new facilities and associated projects and programmes which we believe will make the most difference to the future of our target industrial sub-sectors.
The purpose of the UKRI’s investment in a new national-scale innovation infrastructure Convergent Screen Technologies And performance in Real-time (CoSTAR) is to help maintain and enhance the UK’s leading global position in the Creative Industries by identifying and taking opportunities associated with current and future waves of media and technology convergence, in the face of a rapidly changing international market.
II.2.14) Additional information
Please register for the market engagement event at the following link [].
Market sounding supporting documentation will also be sent by email to registrants for the market engagement event.

II.3) Estimated Date of publication

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA )
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) - YES

Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.3) Additional Information:
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VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 02/09/2021