Delivery of innovation support services in “Collaborate” as part of the GX project – Invitation to Tender (ITT) for a Multiple Provider Framework Agreement

NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) invite submissions from Research Institutions for the delivery of innovation support services in “Collaborate” as part of the ERDF-part-funded GX project. Detailed requirements for this Invitation to Tender are defined in – the Services and Delivery Required (Section 3) of the ITT document.

Any queries relating to this document and/or submission process should be sent to:

Claire Prospert, ERDF Programme Manager, NewcastleGateshead Initiative

The deadline for queries is Monday 18th February 2019.

Deadline for submissions is Thursday 21 February  2019 at 5pm

Please note: If you wish NGI to treat a query (and NGI’s answer) as confidential, you must state this when submitting your query. If, in the opinion of NGI, the query is not confidential, NGI will inform you and you will have an opportunity to withdraw it.

If the query is not withdrawn, the response will be published on the relevant Tender page on

The name of the company raising the question will not be published.

Tender Clarification Schedule (Stage 2) – v2


Submit your response to this tender by emailing



GX Workshop ITT Collaborate

Appendix A Important notices

Appendix B – GX Project Summary

Appendix C – RI definitions

Appendix D_ERDF Outputs (C1, C26, C28 and C29)

Appendix E_Terms and Conditions.doc

Appendix F_Bidders Response

Appendix G_MiniCompetition


Only those tenders that pass the mandatory requirements will progress to be evaluated on selection and award criteria. Those organisations selected for the Framework will be those which achieve a weighted score of over 65% under the contract Selection and Award criteria as set out in the tender document.


The GX project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020