Published date: 11 June 2020

Last edited date: 19 June 2020

This notice was replaced on 30 October 2020

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Awarded contract (published 30 October 2020)

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Contract summary

Industry

  • Public relations services - 79416000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract

£25,000 to £35,000

Procurement reference

TEN 479

Published date

11 June 2020

Closing date

6 July 2020

Contract start date

20 July 2020

Contract end date

30 September 2022

Contract type

Not specified

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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

Non-OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued below a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes


Description

AeroSpace Cornwall is a programme which promotes research, development and innovation (RD&I), funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cornwall Council.
The programme runs from December 2019 to December 2022 and will support at least sixty businesses through grants and specialist business support whilst leveraging £1,375,639 of match funding from the private sector. It aims to;

• Increase the performance and competitiveness of local enterprises, create highly skilled jobs and launch new products into the marketplace
• Develop the 'innovation ecosystem' for the space and aerospace clusters by incentivising local businesses to collaborate with other businesses and research institutions to accelerate their innovation.
• Increase the value and capability of the local space and aerospace clusters and secure ongoing investment in them.

AeroSpace Cornwall also supports inward investors to collaborate with businesses across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, through soft landing packages and investment incentives. AeroSpace Cornwall works closely with other programmes (Cornwall Trade & Investment and Spaceport Cornwall) to ensure businesses experience a 'joined up' approach to support and funding and to ensure the overall messaging about Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is aligned.

AeroSpace Cornwall works with manufacturing and engineering businesses who are, or aspire to be, part of the space / aerospace supply chains and digital businesses such as those developing software applications in the satellite communications, earth observation, navigation and meteorology areas.

The AeroSpace Cornwall team wish to commission a single contractor to:

• Promote the AeroSpace Cornwall ERDF RD&I funding mechanism and its benefits to a local, national and international audience.

• Champion the businesses that benefit from the AeroSpace Cornwall funding and support, and the RD&I projects that they undertake.

• Promote the capability of the Cornwall's aerospace and space innovation clusters to global supply chains.

• Reinforce Cornwall's credibility in the space sector through promotion of the 'Cornwall Space' Cluster.

• Increase the awareness of AeroSpace Cornwall presence at, or sponsorship of, global events and promote the businesses who are supported by AeroSpace Cornwall to attend events.


About the buyer

Address

Station Road
Redruth
TR153QG
England

Email

graham.woodworth@cornwalldevelopmentcompany.co.uk