Published date: 21 February 2020

This notice was replaced on 14 July 2020

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 14 July 2020)

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Contract summary


  • Public relations services - 79416000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract

£25,000 to £29,800

Procurement reference


Published date

21 February 2020

Closing date

13 March 2020

Contract start date

23 March 2020

Contract end date

31 December 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

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

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MI2 is a part ERDF funded RD&I stimulus project which builds on the work of Marine-I and continues to increase market-led RD&I activity within Marine Tech companies located in Cornwall. The project is focussed around creating collaborative working relationships between Cornish SMEs and world class Research institutions, under the aim of driving innovation and accelerating growth in the Cornish Marine Tech sector.

CDC is seeking to commission an experienced supplier to develop and roll-out a PR campaign for the MI2 project. The objectives are;
• To develop succinct project messaging which highlights the benefits of engagement with the project, the impact on the region and manages third party expectation,
• To maintain a high public profile for the MI2 project by generating positive, business related coverage of the project, using social media as appropriate.

Suppliers are invited to download the attached Invitation to Tender (TEN476) and respond as outlined within the document.

More information



About the buyer

Contact name

Matt Hodson


Station Road


07484 926923