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PS21189 SWOT analysis of the UK space science research base

The final date and time for the submission of bids is Wednesday, 17 November 2021 at 14:00 DO NOT apply directly to the buyer. All tender information MUST be submitted through the Delta eSourcing Portal. Brief Description of Requirement The UK Space Agency (UKSA) and sector partners have led and commissioned several impact evaluations of Space Science Programme activity over recent years, each contributing to the sector's evidence base and demonstrating the benefits that accrue from investments in this area. The core competencies and expertise of the UK space science research base are relatively well known (in terms of science disciplines and technology/engineering specialisms), however little in depth research has been undertaken to capture the underlying conditions that enable this impact or underpin these competencies, nor the future direction of space science disciplines at a long term, international level. The overarching aim of this research is to: 1.Build UKSA's intelligence on the source(s) of the UK's strengths in space science, thereby pinpointing the factors that need to be developed and maintained to remain competitive and identifying any weaknesses that could impact on the sustainability of the UK's competitiveness. 2.At a more macro level, the research should also encompass factors (opportunities and threats) beyond the immediate UK sector itself, considering for example broader political and economic conditions, government policy, international collaboration, and competition 3.Possible pathways that space science will develop in the mid to long term (e.g., 20-30 years) 4.Determine scope within the sector to align with ESAs Voyage 2050 programme 5.Scope for potential future bilateral relationships in space science This research will provide insights that shape the development of the strategy underpinning objectives and investment decisions of the existing UKSA national space science programme and its possible future augmentation. Please ensure you review all attached information to ensure a full understanding of this requirement. All attachments can be found with the Document Uploads tab within the Delta eSourcing Portal. This contract will be awarded based on the evaluation criteria as set out in the ITQ document. How to Apply UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) will be using the Delta eSourcing Portal for this procurement. To register on the Delta eSourcing portal please use the link and follow the instructions to register. If you are already registered on the Delta eSourcing Portal and wish to participate in this procurement, please use the link: and the follow the instructions to 'Log in' Once you are logged into the system you will be able to link yourself into this procurement using the Access Code: 3DBHE7TXZU


Kallista Thomas
Polaris House
01793 867005

Contract value: 99000

Published: 1 Feb 2022, Receipt by: 17 Nov 2021