Provide Business Services to Support UK Space Missions

Provide Business Services to Support UK Space Missions

1. Raise investment 2. Generate sales leads 3. Establish new connections.

UK SBS PS150219 Space Mission


Contract summary


Construction and Real Estate, Printing and Publishing, Research and Development

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract (£)

£40,000 – £50,000

Published date

16 October 2015

Closing date

23 October 2015

Contract start date

26 October 2015

Contract end date

31 December 2015


Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency. Its goal is to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation. Innovate UK is a government agency, based in Swindon and sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Innovate UK brings together business, research and the public sector, supporting and accelerating the development of innovative products and services to meet market needs, tackle major societal challenges and help build the future economy. It delivers its objectives through a series of programmes, in which businesses are encouraged to participate in, such as Collaborative Research & Development, Smart, and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, and, in order to help businesses internationally, Entrepreneur Missions. This specification relates solely to the Entrepreneur Missions programme. Innovate UK supports events known as ‘Entrepreneur Missions’, run in partnership with UKTI, Catapults and private sector partners, in which a selected group of innovative and often early-stage UK companies are given intensive support to get them ready to travel to countries strong in innovation and enterprise, such as the US, Brazil or India. The number of Entrepreneur Missions run by Innovate UK is currently small – 3 to 4 every year. As a result, the organisation has decided not to manage Entrepreneur Missions out of core resources, but to contract out the preparation and project management of the missions and logistical support before, during and after, the missions. Each mission is therefore delivered in partnership with a private sector contractor to provide this expertise. The aim of the current tender, therefore, is to procure the services of a private sector provider to support the next Entrepreneur Mission in the Space sector, to the US market in November 2015. The main objective of this and all other Entrepreneur Missions is to grow the participating businesses through early internationalisation. Specific objectives are for the mission companies to 1. Raise investment 2. Generate sales leads 3. Establish new connections

About the buyer

Contact name

UK SBS Professional Services Team


North Star House





01793 867005


Other information


PS150219 Space Mission ITQ Invitation to Quote

PS150219 Space Mission ITQ Invitation to Quote.pdf

Bidder Training

Bidder Training V1.0.pdf

Bidder – Logging into Emptoris for the first time

Bidder – Logging into Emptoris for the first time V1.0.pdf

AW4.1 PS150219 Terms and Conditions

AW4.1 PS150219 Terms and Conditions.pdf

PS150219 Price Schedule

PS150219 Price Schedule.pdf

PS150219 ITQ Invitation to Quote questions

PS150219 ITQ Invitation to Quote questions.pdf

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How to apply

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