Published date: 5 August 2020

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

Closing: 23 June 2020, 5pm

Contract summary


  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

5 August 2020

Closing date

23 June 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

29 June 2020

Contract end date

30 September 2020

Contract type

Not specified

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?


Private procurement rules

Supply chain notices are business-to-business transactions and are not bound by the same rules and restrictions as public sector contracts. The UK government is not responsible for the conduct of such procurement.


The Department for International Trade (DIT) secures UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.

DIT is an international economic department, responsible for:
• bringing together policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment, and help businesses succeed;
• delivering a new trade policy framework for the UK as we leave the EU;
• promoting British trade and investment across the world;
• building the global appetite for British goods and services.

DIT is seeking support, during an initial period of three months, for its communications and engagement to businesses and wider stakeholder audiences, with a specific focus on the changes and opportunities brought about by UK's independent trade policy, the new trading environment at the end of the Transition Period, and the global economic response to COVID-19.

The scope of activities include to:

A. Strategy
• examine DIT-commissioned and publicly available polling and insights on public and business attitudes to trade, exports and investment;
• undertake comprehensive review of DIT's communications and engagement plans;
• provide detailed recommendations on strategy, messaging and tactics to optimise existing communications and engagement plans.

B. Stakeholder engagement
• identify full range of stakeholders in key economic sectors affected by trade issues (described above);
• review DIT stakeholder engagement to date;
• prioritise stakeholder engagement activity;
• provide detailed operational plans for engaging target stakeholders and co-ordinating engagement activity;

To apply please provide a written summary of:
• your expertise in this field (word count 1000)
• your approach to this task (word count 1000)
• rate card of key personnel and services

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Trade Communications and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Opportunity
  • Published 19 June 2020

Award information

Awarded date

1 July 2020

Contract start date

1 July 2020

Contract end date

30 September 2020

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

The Finsbury Group Ltd


The Adelphi
1-11 John Adam Street


No reference - other

Supplier is SME?


Supplier is VCSE?


About the buyer

Contact name

Jessica Wardle


34-36 Golden Square


0207 543 4500