GB-Middlesbrough: ERDF Tees Valley Digital Trade Research Project

Competitive Contract Notice

1. Title: GB-Middlesbrough: ERDF Tees Valley Digital Trade Research Project
2. Awarding Authority:
Teesside University
Borough Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BA, United Kingdom
Tel. 01642 384507, Email:, URL:
Contact: Paula Lamb, Attn: Paula Lamb
3. Contract Type: Services
Sub Type: Management consultant services and related services.

4. Description: Research and development consultancy services. Research consultancy services. Research and development services and related consultancy services. DigitalCity is receiving £1,927,804 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Centre for Digital Trade and Innovation (C4DTI) is an ICC United Kingdom-led, global initiative based in the Tees Valley. C4DTI is a public, private partnership led by industry and supported by government. Its core mission is to accelerate the digitalisation of UK trade, the implementation of open systems based on common international standards and a digital trade system that is paperless, sustainable and secure.

As one of the founding partners Teesside University and DigitalCity want to ensure that the pilots and test beds developed by the Centre have the needs of the local SME community at their core. We therefore need to commission consultants to deliver a research project.
5. CPV Codes:
73200000 - Research and development consultancy services.
73210000 - Research consultancy services.
73000000 - Research and development services and related consultancy services.

6. NUTS Codes :
UKC1 - Tees Valley and Durham

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: Tees Valley and Durham,
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority: 22.43
9. Estimated Value of Requirement: Category J: 25K to 50K
Currency: GBP
10. Deadline for Expression of Interest: 15/12/2022 12:00:00
11. Address to which they must be sent:
Not Provided

12. Other Information:
Other Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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Suitable for VCO: Yes
Procedure Type:OPEN
Period of Work Start date: 05/01/2023
Period of Work End date: 30/06/2023
Is this a Framework Agreement?: no