Published date: 13 August 2021

This notice was replaced on 11 November 2021

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Awarded contract (published 11 November 2021)

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Contract summary


  • Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security - 79000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference

UKSAC21_0031 CS21434

Published date

13 August 2021

Closing date

3 September 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

10 September 2021

Contract end date

30 June 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Competitive quotation (below threshold)

The buyer selects a group of potential suppliers to invite to tender.

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

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The final date and time for the submission of bids is Friday 3rd September 2021 at 14:00

DO NOT apply directly to the buyer.

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

Brief Description of Requirement
UK Space Agency (UKSA) are inviting providers to submit their proposals to be a delivery partner for second education outreach competition aimed at primary school aged children (4-11 years).
• The competition will task children in each nation of the UK between the ages of 4-11 to design a mission logo to commemorate launch from the UK. The winning design will be featured on the first launch from UK soil.
• The competition will be promoted by a UK-wide campaign with supporting downloadable educational materials for all UK primary schools (including special schools), as well as other identified groups of young children, such as Brownies and Cubs.
• These educational materials will have a particular focus on how small satellites can help to monitor and inform solutions to climate change and children will be asked to reflect this in their designs, as well as on promoting the UK's spaceflight programme.
• The competition will run from November 2021 to late February 2022 (covering both the end of year academic break and the February half-term to optimise engagement). This will allow the activity to be seeded and championed within the classroom, but also for entries to be completed at home, alongside parental oversight.
• The competition will be promoted via high-profile multi-channel communications activity to optimise engagement and encourage as many children as possible to enter, supporting our aim to increase public awareness of UK Spaceflight and the role of small satellites.
• UKSA are looking to select one overall competition winner, whose design will be featured on the side of rockets launching from the UK. However, UKSA envisage that the competition will have two age categories and that the overall winner is selected from shortlisted entries taken from regions across the UK.

Please ensure you review all attached information to ensure a full understanding of this requirement.
All attachments can be found with the Document Uploads tab within the Delta eSourcing Portal.
This contract will be awarded based on the evaluation criteria as set out in the ITQ document.

How to Apply

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

To register on the Delta eSourcing portal please use the link and follow the instructions to register.

If you are already registered on the Delta eSourcing Portal and wish to participate in this procurement, please use the link: and the follow the instructions to 'Log in'

Once you are logged into the system you will be able to link yourself into this procurement using the Access Code: 2V7554N7CM

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All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Procurement Regulations that apply to this opportunity.

Responses must be received by the date and time in the tender documentation; responses received outside of the deadline or not sent via the Delta eSourcing portal will not be accepted or considered by the Contracting Authority further for this opportunity. Interested organisations should ensure that they allow a sufficiency of time, prior to the deadline to allow all sections to be completed in full and any attachments to be uploaded.

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Please note it is your organisations responsibility to access these messages on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity.

The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right:
i. not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and

ii. to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and under no circumstances as part of your organisations participation in this opportunity, will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by any organisation as a result. If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a contract with any successful organisation(s), this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of your organisation in doing so.

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:

About the buyer

Contact name

Kerry Hammond


North Star House,North Star Avenue


01793 867005