Future opportunity


  • UK Research & Innovation

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-021729

Published 2 September 2021, 12:15pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

UK Research & Innovation

Polaris House, North Star Avenue




UKRI Commercial - Corporate Procurement




+44 1793411500


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address


one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity

Other activity

Research & Innovation

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title


Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 73100000 - Research and experimental development services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

This PIN is being issued in order to undertake a market consultation exercise with regards to this project, briefly detailed in Section 2. UKRI would like to invite suppliers to attend an engagement session in order to provide information regarding the project, the expected outcomes of the project, and to enable suppliers an opportunity to ask questions regarding the project and these expected outcomes. We request that attendance is restricted to key members of your organisation (a maximum of 2). For clarity, this PIN is not a Call for Competition. Not registering an interest shall not prevent any supplier participating in a future procurement, nor is it intended that any information supplied as part of the preliminary market consultation shall place any supplier at an advantage in any future potential procurement process.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £67,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom
Main site or place of performance


two.2.4) Description of the procurement

UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) through the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is planning significant investment in Research & Development (R&D) and Innovation infrastructure for the Creative Industries. “Infrastructure” in the context of this project means investing in the setup of new facilities and associated projects and programmes which we believe will make the most difference to the future of our target industrial sub-sectors.

The purpose of the UKRI’s investment in a new national-scale innovation infrastructure Convergent Screen Technologies And performance in Real-time (CoSTAR) is to help maintain and enhance the UK’s leading global position in the Creative Industries by identifying and taking opportunities associated with current and future waves of media and technology convergence, in the face of a rapidly changing international market.

two.2.14) Additional information

Please register for the market engagement event at the following link [https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/co-star-suppliers-day-tickets-169431380821].

Market sounding supporting documentation will also be sent by email to registrants for the market engagement event.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

1 March 2022

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

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GO Reference: GO-202192-PRO-18839175