Event Services Tender – To Scale Innovation in Net Zero

We will help the UK achieve a net zero carbon economy in 2050 and better protect the environment.

The Provision of a Programme of Events and Activities to Scale Innovation in Net- Zero

Contract summary



  • Event services – 79952000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

23 September 2022

Closing date

7 November 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

9 December 2022

Contract end date

31 March 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




The final date and time for the submission of bids is Monday 07th November 2022 at 11:00

DO NOT apply directly to the buyer.

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

Brief Description of Requirement
Innovate UK is the UK’s national innovation agency. We support business-led innovation in all sectors, technologies and UK regions. We will help the UK achieve a net zero carbon economy in 2050 and better protect the environment. We aim to help the UK become a global leader in transitioning to a net zero economy by building a coherent, supportive environment enabling people and businesses to innovate.

We face a time limited challenge to achieve net zero by 2050 and recognise the opportunity for businesses to grow to significantly impact this and offer global solutions. Innovative scalable net zero businesses and solutions are needed to reach our net zero targets, however there is a market failure that will prevent many of them from reaching maturity.

Innovate UK wants to convene, create dialogue and action by bringing together the net zero innovation and sector specific investment and procurement communities to accelerate adoption at scale and sector investment. We want to deliver a programme of events and activities that;
– provide opportunities for net zero businesses to engage relevant investors
– give investors insight on market opportunities in the net zero sector
– unlock barriers for net zero businesses to grow and scale, and
– enhance the net zero innovation ecosystem.

We are seeking an external partner to design, develop and deliver this 2 ½ year programme in partnership with Innovate UK, Innovate UK KTN and Innovate UK EDGE. This programme should be delivered with the ambition to grow to be a staple of UK innovation response to net zero by 2050 over the next 30 years.

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

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

How to Apply

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

To register on the Jaggaer eSourcing portal please use the link https://beisgroup.ukp.app.jaggaer.com/ and follow the instructions to register as a supplier.

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More information


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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


Contact name

Thomas Ellis


Polaris House, North Star Avenue


01793 867005