Invitation to Tender: Ten486. Aerospace Supply Chain Accreditation Support Services

AeroSpace Cornwall is a programme which promotes research, development and innovation (RD&I), funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cornwall Council.

The programme, which runs from December 2019 to December 2022, will support at least sixty businesses through grants and specialist business support whilst leveraging £1,375,639 of match funding from the private sector. It aims to;

• Increase the performance and competitiveness of local enterprises, create highly skilled jobs and launch new products into the marketplace

• Develop the ‘innovation ecosystem’ for the space and aerospace clusters by incentivising local businesses to collaborate with other businesses and research institutions to accelerate their innovation.

• Increase the value and capability of the local space and aerospace clusters and secure ongoing investment in them.

AeroSpace Cornwall also supports inward investors by awarding soft landing packages and investment incentives, with the aim of encouraging collaboration with other businesses across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

AeroSpace Cornwall works closely with other programmes (for example Cornwall Trade and Investment and Spaceport Cornwall) to ensure businesses experience a ‘joined up’ approach to support and funding and to ensure the overall messaging about Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is aligned.

AeroSpace Cornwall works with manufacturing and engineering businesses who are, or aspire to be, part of the space / aerospace supply chains and digital businesses such as those developing software applications in the satellite communications, earth observation, navigation and meteorology areas.

Cornwall Development Company is seeking to commission contractors who are able to provide Aerospace supply chain accreditation support services, based on the following lots;

Lot 1 – Supply Chains for the 21st Century (SC21)

An approved SC21 ‘Strategic Practitioner’ named on the ‘Approved SC21 OE Practitioners List’ is sought to provide up to 300 hours of time to support individual AeroSpace Cornwall businesses by;

– evaluating the business supply chain capability and carrying out a capability gap analysis

– recommending the relevant supply chain accreditation road map

– running knowledge transfer sessions to enable the business to meet the SC21 bronze standard

Lot 2 – ISO AS9100

A certified ISO AS9100 knowledge provider is sought to provide up to 300 hours of time to support individual AeroSpace Cornwall to secure AS9100 accreditation.

– evaluating business supply chain capability and carrying out a capability gap analysis

– recommending the relevant supply chain accreditation road map

– running knowledge transfer sessions to enable the business to meet the ISO AS9100 standard

The services associated with Lot 1 and Lot 2 are required from October 2020 and may be required up to September 2022.

Find out more here:  https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/75f20b3b-a907-4e1d-a9b6-1f9e35989df8?origin=SearchResults&p=1

Application closing date - 5:00pm - 23rd September 2020