Event Services Contract UKTI

Event Services Contract UKTI

The Provision of Events Services to Develop and Support UKTI Knowledge of the UK Retail Sector and its Formulation of Future Strategy and Mission Activity. Reference number: UKTI/TN002/07/2011

Deadline date: 10/08/2011

This deadline is for… the return of the completed tender proposal

Contract value: £40,000 – £60,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: London

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Business Innovation and Skills – UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)


Description of the contract

In its new strategy, UKTI announced that it would be providing extra support for the Retail Sector through Sectors Group in UKTI. Sectors Group exists to provide strategic support for key sectors in the UK economy and provides help for them to internationalise. The retail sector is primarily supported tactically by regional teams and overseas colleagues in UKTI. The new UKTI strategy outlines a plan for working out what industry wants from UKTI at a strategic level and then put it into practice, with a more comprehensive plan to follow in the next financial year. UKTI is looking for a partner with close involvement in the retail industry to help deliver this support and work with it in any plans going forward. The winning bidders will be expected to provide support for disseminating information about UKTI, its services, staff and in market opportunities amongst the retailing sector in the UK as well as provide general support and advice to the retail sector team. The work is divided between domestic and international work. Bidders can bid for either or both of the activities. In the UK, UKTI is looking for partners to organise an Retail Industry roundtable event, a Retail education programme for our overseas staff, and organising UK companies to receive an inward mission for key influential foreign retail delegates in the UK. Outside of the UK, UKTI is looking for Retail Industry partners to organise, recruit and run a trade mission to a foreign country. This will involve taking 15+ UK companies to that country and working with our international teams to provide a programme of activity that will assist those countries in learning more and making inroads into establishing themselves in that market.




Classification of the contract

79952000 Event services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 6 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Sarbjit Bakhshi

Address First Floor, ORCH 1, 1 Victoria Street , London , London , SW1H 0ET

Telephone 0207 215 2465

Extension number:


Email sarbjit.bakhshi@ukti.gsi.gov.uk

Web address www.ukti.gov.uk


How to apply

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. If you wish to take part in this procurement please contact Sarbjit Bakhshi on tel: 0207 215 2465 or email sarbjit.bakhshi@ukti.gsi.gov.uk for the Invitation To Tender documents for this procurement. The completed Tender submission must be returned to Sarbjit Bakhshi at the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) address given in this advertisement, by 12:00 noon, Wednesday 10 August 2011. Any late submissions will not be considered. UKTI reserves the right to halt the procurement process and to not award a contract. UKTI will not be held liable for recovery of costs from unsuccessful bids if a contract is not awarded. All costs will be borne by the bidding organisations. If a contract is created it will be on Department for Business, Innovation and Skills terms and conditions