This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Wednesday 25 August 2021
Newham Council

Open Call for Exhibitors for Newham Sparks London Tech Week event 22 Sept 21

6 Incomplete applications

5 SME, 1 large

9 Completed applications

9 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Wednesday 11 August 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 18 August 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 25 August 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Contracted out service: the off-payroll rules do not apply
Summary of the work
Exhibition/Demonstration of technology as part of London Tech Week.
Latest start date
Wednesday 22 September 2021
Expected contract length
Organisation the work is for
Newham Council
Budget range

About the work

Why the work is being done
We are hosting an exciting event showcasing the future of the data and digital sectors as part of London Tech week on Wednesday 22nd Sept 2021.

At the event we will be launching a new strategy and presenting a range of talks focusing on the rapid growth of data and digital with a particular focus on young people, employment and sustainability.

We are keen to offer the tech community the opportunity to showcase the latest in data-led and digital technology in our large exhibition space.
This is an open call for organisations who are developing the latest technology to exhibit their products to a large audience.

We are particularly keen to hear from organisations specialising in data visualisation, data science, robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing. Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and drones.

We are particularly keen to hear from organisations that are using technology to solve a specific social challenge.

This event will be held at The Factory Project in the Royal Docks, London. This large former industrial space offers a wealth of opportunities to creatively display products and installations.
Problem to be solved
Opportunity to showcase your organisation's technology solution.
Who the users are and what they need to do
We are inviting public sector leaders, academics, education leaders, and technology companies to the event.
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done
Existing team
Working with Newham Council's Change Delivery, Events and Comms teams.
Current phase
Not applicable

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
The Factory, 4 Thameside Industrial Estate, Factory Road, London E16 2HB /

(nearest DLR stations: Pontoon Dock and London City Airport – 10 minutes walking distance)
Working arrangements
1. Pre-event planning call with Newham Council
2. Event set up 21/22nd Sept 2021
3. Event start 3pm 22 Sept 2021
4. Event close 10.30pm Sept 2021
5. Wrap up 23 Sept 2021
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Have a technology product/installation to demonstrate
  • Work with our events team to plan the demonstration
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Provide a hands-on interactive demonstration of their product
  • Have a prototype/product that is cutting edge & innovative
  • Be working in one of the following areas: data visualisation, data science, robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and drones

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a written proposal.

How many suppliers to evaluate
Proposal criteria
  • Availability for 22 Sept 2021
  • Simple description of product/company
  • Simple description of demonstration/proposed set up for exhibition
Cultural fit criteria
  • Ability to work with our Events team
  • Be open/transparent on what the organisation is trying to sell
Payment approach
Capped time and materials
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. How many suppliers in total will be at the event?
We are looking for 20-30 exhibits.
2. Who the audience is made up of?
The audience will be technology leaders from government, academia, third sector organisations and private companies.