Research Contract – UK Space Sector

Research Contract – UK Space Sector

Study: The UK Space Sector, Current spectrum utilisation and future spectrum requirements to facilitate economic growth.

Reference number: P2130087BIS

Deadline date:30/09/2013

This deadline is for… UK SBS to receive final tender submissions (by 11am)

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Swindon

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: UK Shared Business Services Ltd


Description of the contract

The UK Space Agency aims to facilitate fourfold growth of the UK space sector 2030. The UK space industry relies completely on the electromagnetic spectrum for communications, control, signalling and remote sensing. As space services expand it is likely that more spectrum capacity will be needed. Some of the capacity increase will come through making better use of existing allocations and some will need to come through new allocations. There is an increasing pressure on the current space sector spectrum allocations from other services and there are new opportunities arising from public sector spectrum release plans. The UK Space Agency wishes to commission a study to enable the agency to understand how effectively the current space sector allocations are being used, what new allocations are needed now, what will be needed in the future to enable growth in the sector. The principle output of the study will be a report. This report will provide evidence demonstrating the space sector requirements now and into the future. It will inform and influence UK spectrum policy and our UK position in international spectrum forums. For the UK Space Agency, the information resulting from this study will be essential in making the case within the UK Government and internationally for the retention of current space sector spectrum allocations and for justifying the awarding of new allocations to the space sector.


Classification of the contract

73200000 Research and development consultancy services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? Yes :

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

Estimated length of contract: 4 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Al Staunton-Lambert

Organisation name UK Shared Business Services Ltd.

Address North Star House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 1FF

Telephone 01793 867812

Extension number:


How to apply

Please read the tender document carefully to ensure that you are able to meet the specification as well as the tender submission requirements.