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27.02.18 Update

We are pleased to announce that we have now launched our online portal for individuals and organisations wishing to become suppliers of monitoring services to Innovate UK.

We are using a new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) based on the PROACTIS platform.  You can find full contract opportunity details here:

In this tender listing, you will be able to access the link to the Innovate UK registration page on PROACTIS.

We will be using the PROACTIS Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to procure monitoring services on new Innovate UK projects.  Monitoring service suppliers working on existing Innovate UK projects will not be affected although they will need to register on the DPS if they wish to be considered for future work.

On the PROACTIS site, you will also be able to access an Innovate UK training guide that explains how to register with PROACTIS, search for opportunities and submit a response.

5.10.17 Update on monitoring services

Innovate UK will be procuring monitoring services for all new projects from February 2018.

Recently, we held a number of engagement events around the UK. For event slides and associated briefing pack, please click on the links below:

We have delayed OJEU publication in order to enhance and streamline the application process in line with feedback at events.  We will communicate OJEU publication to all potential service providers (as per our distribution list) but will also update this blog with revised timeline.

If you have any further questions or wish to be added to our distribution list, please send an email with your name, company name and telephone number to:


In each of the next few years, Innovate UK expects to spend in excess of £1 Billion (£1,000,000,000 GBP) on grants to industry and companies of all types and sizes. We are committed to ensuring that the grant funding is used effectively and properly.

One means by which we do this is to monitor the progress of grant funded projects throughout the project lifetime, working with suppliers of monitoring services.  Their role is to monitor technical progress, project management and reporting as well as financial management and control.

Innovation needs you

A great time to get more involved

Whether you are already supplying monitoring services to Innovate UK, or are entirely new to us, now is a great opportunity to get more involved.

As an organisation, we're growing rapidly as we take a pivotal role in the delivery of the UK’s industrial strategy. Over the last year we have nearly doubled the number of projects that we have funded, each one of which needs to be effectively monitored throughout its lifetime.

We’re looking to broaden our pool of monitoring experts

Our highly-valued existing suppliers of monitoring services have been an important part of our growth. But, if we are to meet our future growth targets, we need more monitoring suppliers, particularly those at the cutting edge of new technologies.

In order to make it easier for both existing and new suppliers, we are in the process of setting up a new online Dynamic Procurement System, through which we will be procuring monitoring services for all new projects from January 2018.

Through this new system, we will be procuring an initial series of 30 lots of monitoring services, with a total value of around £40 million.

Join us announcement

Join us at our engagement events

 In order to inform both existing and new monitoring suppliers of the changes to our process, we’ve organised a number of engagement events on the following dates:

  • 24.7.2017 — Bristol
  • 26.7.2017 — Birmingham
  • 1.8.2017 — Glasgow
  • 3.8.2017 — Manchester
  • 8.8.2017 — London

How to attend an engagement event

If you wish to attend please email with the following information:

  • Your preferred event location
  • Email address
  • Full name
  • Company name
  • Telephone number

Attendance at a pre-market engagement event is entirely optional and is not a requirement for joining the Dynamic Procurement System.  If you wish to attend an event, the deadline for letting us know is 14th July 2017, 2pm.

Further details

You can find out more about our engagement events here:

Unable to attend? We can send you the relevant documents

If you are unable to attend, and you would like materials provided at the event and a consolidated feedback FAQ sheet, please email  These resources will be available from 21 August.

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