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1. Title: GB-London: 102081 Addressing Impediments to Digital Trade
2. Awarding Authority:
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
Tel. 020 7211 6000, Email:, URL:
Contact: DCMS Commercial, Attn: DCMS Commercial
3. Contract Type: Services
Sub Type: Research and development services.

4. Description: Research and development services and related consultancy services. Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security. Education and training services. DCMS is now seeking a service provider to arrange an academic conference and accompanying conference proceedings publication to further develop thinking and capacity in these areas of activity. This will be of benefit both to the UK government as well as others around the world engaged in digital trade policy making.

The aims of this project are as follows:

- To further develop understanding of impediments to digital trade and concrete actions that can be taken to address them
- To support the development of methodologies to identify, evaluate and address impediments to digital trade
- To establish connections between policymakers and academics working on digital trade issues from economic, legal, and international relations perspectives;
- To further establish the UK as a global thought leader on digital trade.

The objectives of this project are as follows:

- To prepare, host and moderate a conference on żAddressing impediments to digital tradeż
- To compile and publish conference proceedings
- To present the recommendations of these proceedings at 1-2 international events, such as at the negotiations of the WTO Joint Initiative on Electronic Commerce.
5. CPV Codes:
73000000 - Research and development services and related consultancy services.
79000000 - Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security.
80000000 - Education and training services.

6. NUTS Codes :

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: LONDON,
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority: 102081
9. Estimated Value of Requirement: Category I: 50K to 100K
Currency: GBP
10. Deadline for Expression of Interest: 05/10/2020 12:00:00
11. Address to which they must be sent:
Not Provided

12. Other Information:
Other Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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Suitable for VCO: Yes
Procedure Type:OPEN
Period of Work Start date: 20/10/2020
Period of Work End date: 01/04/2021
Is this a Framework Agreement?: no

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