Supply ERM Platform to UKRI – Pre-Market Supplier Day 17 August 2021

Supply ERM Platform to UKRI – Pre-Market Supplier Day 17 August 2021

The CRM Platform proposes to bring this into being by providing: Shared, Coordinated and trusted engagement practices across UKRI.

ERM Platform

UK Shared Business Services Limited

Contract summary



  • Software package and information systems – 48000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Procurement reference

DDaT21361 – ERM Platform

Published date

23 July 2021

Closing date

6 August 2021

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1.Introduction and Background
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is a consolidation of 9 separate Research Bodies which came together as one organisation in 2018. The aim of this supplier engagement day is for UKRI to realise the vision in Corporate Plan it needs engaged and effective people, shared practices, processes, data and tools that can ensure that UKRI can extend its reach, understand its impact and harness the power of its relationships like never before. This can only be achieved with sharing best practice, harmonisation, data sharing and leveraging technology to (a) enhance our understanding with insight derived from a single, authoritative set of data, automate transactional processes and reporting, freeing resource for value added activities and (b) enhance our understanding by providing total visibility UKRI engagement efforts and enabling analysis that will provide insight and data driven decision making.

The CRM Platform proposes to bring this into being by providing ;
• Shared, Coordinated and trusted engagement practices across UKRI
• Harmonised processes and data collections supported by a common classification system covering the distinct research domains
• A single, shared technology platform that is a single repository of people and organisation data that is comprehensive, up to date, easy to search. With easy to use data submission mechanisms, automation of key activities, and a suite of tools that yields greater insight into the people and organisations we have relationships with, including total value of investment in research, and relationships between people and organisations that UKRI has a strategic or transactional interest in.

UK Shared Business Services (UK SBS) provide procurement services for UKRI, and in support of this project, UK SBS and UKRI are looking to hold a pre-market Supplier day on Tuesday 17th August 2021 which will assist in the development of our understanding of both the applications on the market and any new capabilities that may be on the horizon.

The proposed funding range is between £300k to £400K

2. Pre-Market Engagement Supplier Day

We would like to invite prospective bidders to attend a pre-market engagement webinar session on Tuesday 17th August 2021, via Zoom meeting.

Indicative Agenda (may be refined)
a) Welcome & Introductions (UKRI)
b) Purpose & project overview (presentation) (UKRI)
c) High-level requirements (UKRI)
d) Evaluation & procurement process (UKSBS)
e) Q&A (all)
f) Next steps (UKRI)

If you could please register your interest in attending by emailing myself at by no later than 12PM on Monday 16th August 2021 detailing your organisations name and representatives of who will be attending the day.

When emailing if you could please reference in the subject “DDaT21361 – ERM Platform – Supplier Day” upon registration you will be sent through a zoom code for attending the day and the finalised agenda.


More information


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Additional text
This Early Engagement Notice is being issued in order to undertake a market consultation exercise with regards to the requirements detailed in the description section. UKRI will be holding a supplier engagement day in order to assess the market’s appetite, obtain input from the market in order to refine the specification of requirements and understand the available license and cost models as well as the market products and capabilities.PLEASE NOTE: Expressions of Interest received after the deadline (Section 3 – Description) will not be considered and access to the event will not be possible. UKRI may consider information and responses received as part of the preliminary market consultation to help inform the UKRI specification and further decision making in relation to the planning and conduct of the proposed procurement.

For the avoidance of doubt, this notice is not a Call for Competition.


How to apply


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


About the buyer


Contact name

DDaT Procurement


Polaris House,North Star Avenue


01793 86 7005