InnOvaTe Project update

27th July 2020

Thank you for your understanding and patience following the cancellation of the Internet of Things Competitionannounced on the 15/5/2020.

We greatly appreciate the time and effort people put into preparing their individual bids and were disappointed to cancel the competition. However, as we move into the recovery stage of the public health emergency we are now able to continue work on the InnOvaTe Project.

We are pleased to advise that we will soon be announcing the launch of a competition inviting bids to deliver three use cases linked to the recovery.

The competition will be run using the Council’s request for quotation (RFQ) procedure. This is a process we use for goods or services contracts that are valued at below the EU threshold of £189,000. We will advertise the contract opportunities via the London Tenders Portal.

In view of the interest shown in the IOT mini-competition, we are really keen to give all interested parties an opportunity to bid. We are looking at how we make the process as user-friendly as possible for all suppliers that wish to bid.

The use cases will form part of the Councils’ programmes to recover from the public health emergency. As it is important that we have them in place quickly the window for bidding will be limited to 14 days.

The competition will open shortly and we will advise you of how and when to apply in due course.

I do hope that you continue to follow our journey and will be keen to play a significant part in this groundbreaking and collaborative initiative.

Best wishes 


Amanda Cherrington, Head of Economic Renewal and Regeneration at Sutton Council & Programme Sponsor for the InnOvaTe Project