Published date: 9 April 2024

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 13 May 2024

Contract summary


  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Procurement reference


Published date

9 April 2024

Closing date

13 May 2024

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The UK Space Agency plays a major role in delivering the government's National Space Strategy.

We support a thriving space sector in the UK, which generates an annual income of £16.5 billion and employs 47,000 people across the country.

Our staff includes scientists, engineers, commercial experts, project managers and policy officials who help to:
• catalyse investment to support projects that drive investment and generate contracts for the UK space sector
• deliver missions and capabilities that meet public needs and advance our understanding of the Universe
• champion the power of space to inspire people, offer greener, smarter solutions, and support a sustainable future.

We are an executive agency of the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT).

In 2022/23, we awarded around £34 million in grants to organisations to pursue projects aligned to our core objectives. We awarded grants across a wide range of sizes, from early-stage feasibility projects through to complex multi-year projects to support pioneering international missions.

As a delivery-focused government agency, we want to ensure our future offering is best in class and better supports the needs of our unique sector. To meet these ambitions, we are consulting on a range of flexibilities we could consider deploying as part of our future grants offer. This is an early-stage consultation to gather feedback and this Request for Information exercise makes no commitment to pursuing any of these options.

If you believe this opportunity will be of interest to you or your organisation, please review the attached RFI document and complete the questionnaire, returning by email by 00.00 on Monday 13th May to

Documents are available here:

Applicants can answer as many or as few questions as they feel are relevant to their organisation.

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About the buyer

Contact name

Laura Mason


Polaris House,North Star Avenue