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Tenders, Bids and Competitions

Welcome to the ITS UK Tenders, Bids and Competitions page. We provide members with two services to support them in taking advantage of commercial opportunities in the market: a tender monitoring service and bid support sessions with two industry experts.

If you have any queries about this service, please email

Tender Monitoring Service 

Please click below to view the current UK and international tender opportunities in each sub-sector. You can click on the right hand column on each PDF to go to the tender page. Please note, international tenders may be in a different language and require translation.

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Funding and Competitions

Travel support for UK businesses to attend European events | Innovate UK
Innovate UK is offering travel support for companies to attend consortia building events in Europe. This includes the Road Transport Research Conference (RTR Conference) from 5-7 February 2024 in Brussels and the Transport Research Arena (TRA) from 15-18 April 2024 in Dublin.

Deadline: Multiple. Apply here

Smart Grants | Innovate UK
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25m for game-changing R&D that can significantly impact the UK economy.

Deadline: 24 Apr 24. Apply here

Feasibility studies for Artificial Intelligence solutions: Series 2 | Innovate UK
Grant funding is available between £25,000 and £50,000 for eligible project costs to be shared between all partners. This competition supports the Government’s goals in the National AI Strategy in the transition to an AI-enabled economy through wider AI adoption across sectors.

Deadline: 8 May 24 | Apply here

Using AI to improve transport safety | Connected Places Catapult
Secure up to £120,000 to develop data processing systems that can sift large volumes of complex information, recognise patterns of interest and draw insights that could help to improve the passenger experience and increase people’s security.

Deadline: 9 May 24 | Apply here

Space4Rail ESA open call | EU
ESA open call “Space4Rail Downstream Applications in ARTES 4.0” aims to support the exploitation of space-based assets (satellite navigation, satellite communications and/or Earth observation) in rail. Feasbility study funding of max. 500,000 EUR. Demonstration projects will be funded on a case by case assessment. This can cover up to 50% of the project cost for large companies, up to 80% for micro/SMEs, and up to 100% for universities or academic research.

Deadline: 31 Dec 25. Apply here

Bid Support Tuesdays

On the third Tuesday of every month, ITS UK will be holding an hour and a half sessions for members to drop in and hear from two bidding experts, Phil Seymour of Seymour Surveyors and Pippa Birch of Pipster Solutions.

These sessions are a great opportunity for you to get advice and input from two leading experts, helping you improve and hone your bids, ultimately giving you the best chance of success.

Please register for the sessions below:

About the Experts

Phil Seymour
Phil Seymour is the principal at an independent RICS chartered surveyor business and is an expert on construction costs. He has extensive experience of transport infrastructure construction and maintenance and works with public & private organisations procuring civil engineering projects. He supports engineers and contractors with commercial advice, supply chain strategies, contractual analysis and pricing for their tenders. Phil is a member of the CICES, RICS, IAT, ITS and CIHT.

Pippa Birch
Pippa Birch has been a bid and tender professional for over two decades. Her bid consultancy, Pipster Solutions Ltd, is the only one in the UK specialising in highways and civil engineering. She is APMP Professional certified (bid professional), and an active member of the IAT and CIHT, with many highways-specific awards to her name, including those from the Worshipful Paviors, the IAT’s Certificate of Merit in recognition and appreciation of exceptional services in support of the Institute, and the Shell Bitumen Award for Excellence. Her award-winning business builds long term partnerships with clients, helping them navigate public tenders to ensure they win the contracts needed to grow their businesses. Her team reviews, manages, writes quality submissions, and coordinates bids and tenders, ensuring compliant, high scoring submissions.