UK-Swindon: Business and management consultancy and related services.

UK-Swindon: Business and management consultancy and related 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
Medical Research Council, Polaris House, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1793867000, Email:
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: address as in Annex A.I

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: Pre Market Engagement for Management and Commercialisation of Intellectual Property and Related Advice
Reference number: UKRI-3090
II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:
79400000 - Business and management consultancy and related services.
II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
II.1.4) Short description:
This is a Pre Market Engagement Exercise to inform the market that the Medical Research Council (MRC), as part of UKRI, is seeking to secure a Supplier with proven and specialist expertise that can support MRC research establishments in relation (i) to the identification, management and commercialisation of existing and arising intellectual property, (ii) the creation and maintenance of industry partnerships, and (iii) the development of skills and know-how relating to translation, commercialisation and entrepreneurship. All documents can be accessed at
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT (give figures only) : 9,000,000 - 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.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
79140000 - Legal advisory and information services.
73200000 - Research and development consultancy services.
73210000 - Research consultancy services.
79120000 - Patent and copyright consultancy services.
79990000 - Miscellaneous business-related services.
79994000 - Contract administration services.
79410000 - Business and management consultancy services.
79411100 - Business-development consultancy services.
II.2.3) Place of performance:
Region Codes:
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
In preparation for undertaking a procurement exercise in the future for this contract, UKRI is now undertaking pre-market engagement to seek feedback on the draft scope of services, intended evaluation response template as well as to understand the capacity and capability of the market. Draft documents can be accessed through the eSourcing platform.
II.2.14) Additional information
A Supplier Engagement event will be held on 25th September in London. To attend, suppliers must register at and provide attendee details (up to 2 per supplier). Attendees who have not registered by the deadline of 15:00 hrs on 18th September 2023 will not be admitted

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:
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
GO-2023830-PRO-23760253 TKR-2023830-PRO-23760252

VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 30/08/2023


I) Addresses and contact points from which further information can be obtained:
UK Research & Innovation
Polaris House, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Main Address:, Address of the buyer profile: