UK-Swindon: Business and management consultancy services.

UK-Swindon: Business and management consultancy 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
UK Research & Innovation, Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1793867000, Email:
Contact: Corporate Procurement
Main Address:, Address of the buyer profile:
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

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement - 1
II.1.1) Title: UKRI-2915 IUK NZL Thriving Places Service Delivery Partner
Reference number:
II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:
79410000 - Business and management consultancy services.
II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
II.1.4) Short description:
This Priory Information Notice (PIN) is being issued in order to undertake a market consultation exercise with regards to the potential requirement of UKRI-2915 IUK Net Zero Living Thriving Places Service Delivery Partner, 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, 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) : 2,000,000 - 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 Innovate UK (IUK), has recently launched its Net Zero Living: Thriving Places programme supporting local authorities and their partners to tackle key, non-technical barriers to deploying net zero solutions at the local level. At the heart of this programme is the Future Ready Academy, a capacity building and upskilling support package including developing communities of practice, providing communications, providing 121 support, coordinate technical training providers and generate programme insights. IUK would be looking for a critical delivery partner to work collaboratively with us and other specialist providers to codesign, develop and deliver these exciting Future Ready Academy activities. Therefore, IUK is holding a supplier engagement day via Zoom webinar on April 3rd, 23 at 2 pm. The details of the webinar can be found in Section II.2.14. Please join us to find out more. Please note that the date relating to the publication of the contract notice is tentative and may be subject to change. All future tender documentation will be made available via Delta e-sourcing portal and potential bidders should register on Delta to ensure they have access to all tender documentation when the tender is published.
II.2.14) Additional information
Please register for the supplier engagement event at the following link : You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Apr 3, 2023 02:00 PM London Topic: Supplier Engagement Day for UKRI-2915 IUK NZL Thriving Places Service Delivery Partner Register in advance for this webinar:

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: 24/03/2023