Space-Enabled and Geospatial Services

A Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) that will help to maximise public sector services and support the UK National Space Strategy and Geospatial strategy. This agreement has suppliers that can provide remote geospatial, locational, communication and sensing capabilities. Services available may include data, technology solutions and aerial and land-based platforms.


Provides a simple and efficient route to a wide range of competition in a new market.

We developed this agreement to support:

Products and services available under this agreement provide a broad scope for the space enabled technology market, including the geospatial ecosystem.

Geospatial ecosystem refers to any solution using data about location, or ‘geospatial’ data. This data tells us where people and objects are in relation to a particular geographic location, whether in the air, on the ground, at sea or under our feet.

Space-Enabled and Geospatial Services provides you with the opportunity to access almost any relevant and commercially available product or service in this area, including ‘off the shelf’ services and ‘bespoke’ services. Bespoke services will allow you to make changes to a product or service so that it better meets your individual needs.

Available products and services include:

  • data products, such as aerial photography or services to monitor demographic changes over time and may include:
    • using existing data sets
    • creating bespoke surveys designed to meet the specific needs of your estate or service
    • ongoing monitoring services
  • remote sensing or monitoring services which allows continuous or specific collection of data, including satellite or Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAVs)/drone platforms
  • UAV platform products, such as drones or counter drone technology, that may operate in the air, on land, or in water and be able to monitor, photograph or transport items
  • process and workforce transformation solutions: to improve workflow by reducing the need to manually monitor physical data (such as size, temperature or composition) over long distances or time periods
    • for example, using a satellite earth-observation service to monitor for tree disease across forests
  • broadcast or communications enabled by satellite technology, including broadband internet or voice communication devices or services
  • professional services such as service design, operations support, training or other consultancy services related to any part of the wider scope
    • this includes professional services relating to space launch or manufacture for space (referred to as ‘upstream’)
  • digital applications or services that make use of geospatial data to create interactive maps or databases,
    • you can use these applications to link to and regularly update your organisation’s existing systems


  • access to a previously under-used market
  • allows for better decision making by supporting the public sector to either improve the way existing services are provided or to discover the value of existing locational data
    • our solutions can help you do this by monitoring, collecting or analysing geospatial data and trends
  • considers the safety, efficiency or environmental benefits of remote monitoring and sensing from satellite, UAV or other technologies
  • provides a route to market for buying satellite enabled communication and broadcasting in hard to reach locations such as remote train stations or disaster-hit areas, where traditional land-based communication methods or mobile networks aren’t as effective
  • as a DPS the agreement will continue to onboard new suppliers including SMEs throughout the lifecycle, providing access to a range of suppliers and broad competition
  • we have designed the broad scope to reduce restrictive definitions, leaving the agreement open to innovative and emerging capabilities
    •  we expect this growing market to introduce new solutions of value to the public sector over the course of the agreement’s lifetime
  • supports social value guidance issued under PPN 06/20 and carbon reduction guidance issued under PPN 06/21
  • designed to support and complement the government’s Geospatial Strategy

Products and suppliers

Please read the 'How to buy' tab below for detailed instructions on how to find out which suppliers are on this agreement.

Lot 1: Space-Enabled and Geospatial Services
We have organised services using filters to help you select capable suppliers who can meet your needs, these filters are:

Category of requirement:

allows you to specify whether your need is relevant to:
  • satellite communications
  • geospatial data and services
  • UAV solutions
  • upstream professional services

Service or product to be provided

allows you to define the broad type of product or service(s) that you will need from the supplier to fulfil your needs

Specialist capabilities

provides an opportunity to reduce your supplier shortlist further based on particular sets of capabilities that the supplier should have

Commercial model capability

allows you to identify whether you would prefer a traditional ‘project or milestone based’ approach or an ‘X or (‘anything’) as a service’ approach.


How to buy

Before using this agreement you should read the customer guidance document. This document will provide you with a better understanding of the further competition process.

We have organised this DPS into four distinct categories:

  • category of requirement
  • service or products to be provided
  • specialist capabilities
  • commercial model capability

To select a supplier, you must run a mini competition. There is no option for direct award.

Before you run your mini competition, you will need to find out which suppliers can meet your needs using the DPS marketplace.

The DPS marketplace will allow you to shortlist suppliers using a number of filters which covers the capabilities of the suppliers and what they can offer.

Once you have created your supplier shortlist you will then need to run a further competition. You will need to invite all your shortlisted suppliers to take part.

The steps below outline how to search for suppliers, create a shortlist and carry out a mini competition:

  1. register on the Supplier Registration Service
  2. navigate to the DPS page for Space-Enabled and Geospatial Services by scrolling down the DPS Marketplace landing page
  3. select ‘space-enabled and Geospatial services’ and access by agreeing to the terms of use
  4. use the filters to select your needs and filter appropriate suppliers (see Annex 1 of the Customer Guidance document)
  5. export your list of DPS suppliers and contact details by clicking the ‘export supplier list’ link
    1. we recommend that you use your exported supplier list within 2 working days as new suppliers may apply to join at any point, and this will change who is eligible to compete in a further competition
  6. create a competition on the customer’s chosen eProcurement or tendering system
  7. invite the identified DPS suppliers and provide your:
    1.  specification
    2. evaluation criteria
    3. contract format
  8. to run your further competition, you can use the free CCS eSourcing tool
  9. carry out your competition and evaluate supplier responses
    1. you should allow at least 10 days for supplier(s) to respond for standard projects and, where a project is more complex, you should consider allowing more time
  10. ask the winning supplier(s) to provide any needed evidence to show that they can meet your needs
  11. supplier(s) will share this evidence through the DPS marketplace platform
    1. we recommend that you do this within 2 days for non-complex projects, more complex projects will allow for more time
  12. once you are satisfied with the evidence, proceed to award
  13. inform CCS of contract award using the Space-Enabled and Geospatial Services DPS
  14. issue Contract Award Notice on Contracts Finder notice