Published date: 31 July 2018

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Closing: 13 July 2018

Contract summary


  • Aerial mapping services - 71354200

  • Data capture services - 72313000

  • Data supply services - 72319000

    • Aerial photography services - 79961200

Location of contract

South East

Value of contract

£30,000 to £45,000

Procurement reference


Published date

31 July 2018

Closing date

13 July 2018

Contract start date

23 July 2018

Contract end date

26 October 2018

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.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



This RFQ sets out OS's requirements for the future procurement of oblique aerial photography in a pre-defined area of Manchester, England.

The requirement is in support of investigative work that Ordnance Survey is undertaking in the potential uses of aerial oblique imagery. Specifically, OS requires a supplier to fly a geographic target as specified in Section 6. If you require any additional information to provide the required submission, please submit any questions to me at (marked for the attention of Alex Bassett), no later than Wednesday 11th July 2018. OS reserves the right to issue the response to any clarification request made by you to all participants.

Please note that OS is currently looking for quotations in response to the requirements only - OS reserves the right to:
• cease this quotation process at any time without any liability (whether in contract, tort or negligence) to the participant; and
• not award a contract following receipt of submissions from participants.

All OS's technical and commercial information contained within this RFQ must be considered confidential and must not be disclosed to a third party.

All quotations must be returned no later than Friday 13th July 2018.
OS has no liability for any costs incurred by the participant in preparing or evaluating this quotation. The request and submittal of the quote does not constitute a purchase agreement between OS and the participant. OS reserves the right to amend, add or delete its requirements from this RFQ. This RFQ does not constitute an order or contract offer and there is no obligation for OS to accept your submitted proposal.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Request for Quotation (RFQ) - Oblique Imagery

  • Opportunity
  • Published 11 July 2018, last edited 11 July 2018


Award information

Awarded date

24 July 2018

Contract start date

27 July 2018

Contract end date

26 October 2018

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

Bluesky International Limited


The Station
Station Road


Companies House number: 04789469

Supplier is SME?


Supplier is VCSE?


About the buyer

Contact name

Alex Bassett


Explorer House
Adanac Drive
SO16 0AS