Published date: 06 September 2019

Last edited date: 06 September 2019

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 13 September 2019

Contract summary


  • Project management consultancy services - 72224000

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

  • Social work and related services - 85300000

    • Other community, social and personal services - 98000000

Location of contract

Any region

Published date

06 September 2019

Closing date

13 September 2019

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Innovate UK (UKRI) is seeking to secure a partner to establish and deliver a Community of Practice (CoP) which supports the Healthy Ageing Challenge participants through an environment of peer support and active learning.
The Healthy Ageing Challenge is a £98M investment to enable businesses, including social enterprises, to develop and deliver products, services and business models that will be adopted at scale which support people as they age. This will allow people to remain active, productive, independent and socially connected across generations for as long as possible.
The CoP will be responsible for sharing learnings between challenge participant organisations, identifying and overcoming common barriers, enabling collaboration between organisations and supporting the challenge in scaling and spreading ideas and good practice from the challenge to a wider interested audience.
The objectives of the CoP are to (for information - not yet finalised):
• Accelerate the pace of proposition development by identifying and overcoming common barriers and through the sharing of lessons learned;
• Generate insights that enable the spread of ideas, products, services and processes to other sectors and audiences;
• Support the Challenge in identifying what is most effective in contributing to healthy ageing, by making appropriate links from the emerging findings of Trailblazers with a wider evidence base within the research community and across the other Challenge activities; and to
• Enable the creation of new collaborations and partnerships where there is the potential to increase the collective impact of a set of complementary activities.

Innovate UK (UKRI) now seek to gauge the market response to Innovate UK's requirements so that we can understand the potential needs of a prospective partner, enabling Innovate UK to facilitate the partner's success in the development of a community of practice for the Healthy Aging Programme.

This Prior Information Notice is being issued in order to undertake a market consultation exercise with regards to the current view of requirements detailed above. If you believe that this will be of interest to you and your organisation, please register your interest by sending an email to the following email address:
By registering and attending you will be engaging in non-competitive dialogue which will enable Innovate UK to develop and assess the market's appetite, concerns, and views on formulation of its requirements.
Please register by Friday 13th September 2019 and clearly state whether there will be one or two attendants from your organisation.
We anticipate the new contract being a two year plus 2 agreement
The supplier engagement day will be held on:
Friday 20th September
10:00am - 12:00pm
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Conference Centre - Room C13
1 Victoria Street,

For full details please refer to the attached PIN notice.

About the buyer

Contact name

Natasha Peets


Polaris House


01793 867000


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.

Closing date: 13 September 2019