Delivery Partner for Global Young Innovators Programme – Market Consultation Exercise 

Delivery Partner for Global Young Innovators Programme – Market Consultation Exercise

The aim of the tender exercise is to find a delivery partner to run the pilot the Global Young Innovators programme.

United Kingdom-Swindon: Business and management consultancy services

2020/S 076-181049

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI)
Town: Swindon
NUTS code: UKK14
Postal code: SN2 1FL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Professional Services
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: UKRI is a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities and government to create the best possible environment for research

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Delivery Partner for Global Young Innovators Programme (Pilot)

Reference number: CS20143

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will shortly be embarking on an Open OJEU procurement to establish a contract for the provision of a 12-month contract for the Global Young Innovators pilot programme which will bring together, support, fund and champion young innovators (aged 18-30) from the UK and developing partner countries to address and solve global challenges.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Innovate UK has secured funding from the GCRF budget to deliver the Global Young Innovators Programme pilot programme which is designed to bring together, support, fund and champion young innovators from the UK and developing partner countries to address and solve global challenges.

The aim of the tender exercise is to find a delivery partner to run the pilot the Global Young Innovators programme.

The winning provider will need to:

• developing new global peer groups — bringing together young innovators (aged 18-30) from the UK and developing countries;

• creating a platform for young people to contribute their ideas and UK and South African young innovators to work together to collaboratively develop new solutions to solving critical global challenges;

• enabling young people to develop crucial business skills and develop their ideas into viable businesses through funding and support;

• building equitable partnerships with community organisations, businesses as ambassadors and NGOs in partner developing countries (South Africa) to frame challenges and support young innovators;

• identifying, supporting and celebrating the innovators and leaders of the future.

The above list is only indicative and a full details will be shared as part of the tender package once this has been finalised.

II.2.14)Additional information

Ahead of commencing this procurement we would like to raise awareness of this project by way of an industry webinar where we will introduce our plans for this upcoming requirement. Our hope is that in engaging with industry experts, that we ensure that this requirement is well placed when it hits the market in the near future.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:


Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

UKRI now seek to gauge the market response to UKRI’s requirements so that we can deliver improvements and benefits through new contracted provision.

Supplier days

This prior information notice is being issued in order to undertake a market consultation exercise with regards to the current view of requirements detailed above to take place on Monday 5 May 2020 via webinar. If you believe that this will be of interest to you and your organisation, please register your interest by sending an email to the following email address: including names and email address of those that will be attending the webinar.

Please register by 14.00 on Friday 1 May 2020 including reference CS20143


9.30 — Introduction and welcome to webinar

9.45 — Presentation from Innovate UK

10-30 — Break

10.45 — Supplier questions and opportunity to enter break out rooms with other suppliers.

By registering and attending you will be engaging in non-competitive dialogue which will enable UKRI to develop and assess the market’s appetite, concerns and views on formulation of its requirements.

The estimated value of the project excluding VAT is GBP 600 000.00 for 1 year period.

UKRI may consider information and responses received as part of the preliminary market consultation to help inform UKRI options and further decision making in relation to the planning and conduct of the proposed procurement. For the avoidance of doubt, this notice is not a call for competition, a contract notice will be issued as a call for competition. Not registering an interest shall not prevent any supplier participating in a potential future procurement, nor is it intended that any information supplied as part of preliminary market consultation will be at each supplier’s own cost.

The format of the supplier day will be confirmed in advance and an agenda of the day will be provided.

About the contracting authority — UK Research and Innovation.

Operating across the whole of the UK and with a combined budget of more than GBP 6 billion, UK Research and Innovation represents the largest reform of the research and innovation funding landscape in the last 50 years. As an independent non-departmental body UK Research and Innovation brings together the seven Research Councils (AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC, STFC) plus Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research England.

UK Research and Innovation ensures the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. This is done by creating the best environment for research and innovation to flourish.

For more information, please visit:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: