Event Meeting Brokerage Tool – Invitation to Quote

Event Meeting Brokerage Tool – Invitation to Quote

Ideally, the solution will also be able to integrate with our Salesforce CRM for seamless data entry.

Innovate UK Event Meeting Brokerage Tool

UK Shared Business Services Limited

Contract summary



  • Software package and information systems – 48000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

7 December 2021

Closing date

21 December 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

7 February 2022

Contract end date

6 February 2024

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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The final date and time for the submission of bids is Tuesday 21st December 2021 at 16:00.

DO NOT apply directly to the buyer.

All tender information MUST be submitted through the Delta eSourcing Portal.

Brief Description of Requirement

Innovate UK EDGE through its national network of 20 consortium partners runs a large number of conferences and events each year, and this is an area of increasing demand. We provide the capability for our partners to book meetings at face-to-face and virtual events (e.g. allowing attendees to book 1-on-1 sessions with the speakers after an event/webinar has finished).

At the minimum we require a tool to broker meetings, to enable continuity of this essential service for us and our partners. It could be part of a larger event platform with full virtual event hosting capability. Ideally, the solution will also be able to integrate with our Salesforce CRM for seamless data entry.

As IUK EDGE organises several high-profile events each year it is critical that these events are hosted, or at the minimum that meetings are brokered, on a GDPR / DPIA compliant platform that provides the functionality and professionalism that is expected. Therefore, enhancing IUK EDGE’s reputation whilst minimising any GDPR / DPIA related risks.

Consequently, Innovate UK EDGE is looking to purchase a user-friendly tool to broker meetings which is GDPR / DPIA compliant and is provided by the supplier as Software as a Service. It could be part of a cloud-based Event Platform which is GDPR / DPIA compliant and is provided by the supplier as Software as a Service and is also available as a Managed Service should event demand require Innovate UK EDGE to secure additional resource and support. It is desirable that any platform must be able to adapt and support future event demand as it is expected that in future due to the pandemic that EDGE will increasingly host hybrid events combining virtual and physical event attendance.

Please ensure you review all attached information to ensure a full understanding of this requirement. All attachments can be found with the Document Uploads tab within the Delta eSourcing Portal.

This contract will be awarded based on the evaluation criteria as set out in the ITQ document.

How to Apply

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) will be using the Delta eSourcing Portal for this procurement.

To register on the Delta eSourcing portal please use the link https://www.delta-esourcing.com/ and follow the instructions to register.

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Once you are logged into the system you will be able to link yourself into this procurement using the Access Code: DS5CMB58TD


More information


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All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Procurement Regulations that apply to this opportunity.

Responses must be received by the date and time in the tender documentation; responses received outside of the deadline or not sent via the Delta eSourcing portal will not be accepted or considered by the Contracting Authority further for this opportunity. Interested organisations should ensure that they allow a sufficiency of time, prior to the deadline to allow all sections to be completed in full and any attachments to be uploaded.

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The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right:

i. not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and

ii. to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and under no circumstances as part of your organisations participation in this opportunity, will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by any organisation as a result. If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a contract with any successful organisation(s), this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of your organisation in doing so.

About UK Shared Business Services

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) brings a commercial attitude to the public sector; helping our contracting authorities to improve efficiency, generate savings and modernise.

Where UK SBS is not named as the Contracting Authority within the documentation, UK SBS will be acting as an agent on behalf of the Contracting Authority.

Our broad range of expert services is shared by our customers. This allows our customers the freedom to focus resources on core activities; innovating and transforming their own organisations.

For full details of our partner base please review the following link: http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/contracts/Pages/default.aspx


How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


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