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1. Title: GB-London: 102172 - Data Foundations Review
2. Awarding Authority:
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2072116824, Email:, URL:
Attn: DCMS Commercial
3. Contract Type: Services
Sub Type: Research and development services.

4. Description: Research and experimental development services. Research and experimental development services. The potential value of data is being under-exploited and is going unrealised within the UK economy. Given that data is crucial to the development and innovation of data-driven technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), automation and robotics, this lack of data exploitation is hindering UK economic competitiveness and productivity.

The purpose of this research project is to gather practical evidence to better understand the private and third sector data foundations landscape. The project should explore: (i) what are the barriers to data foundations being adopted and how can we measure adoption, (ii) what can be done to overcome these barriers; and, (iii) the impact of improving data foundations on the adoption of AI and data-driven technologies and the participation in data markets.
5. CPV Codes:
73100000 - Research and experimental development services.

6. NUTS Codes :

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: UNITED KINGDOM,
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority: 102172
9. Awarded to:

Ernst & Young LLP
National ID: OC300001, 1 More London Place, London, SE1 2AF, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 20 7951 2000
Attn: Rob Moody
Value Cost: 96,286
Is Awardee likely to subcontract?: Yes Awarded to SME?: No
10. Date of Contract Award: 21/12/2020
11. Number of Tenders Received: 3
12. Other Information:
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Suitable for VCO: Yes
Period of Work Start date: 22/12/2020
Period of Work End date: 22/03/2021

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