Published date: 17 September 2018

Last edited date: 17 September 2018

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 27 November 2018

Contract summary


  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£99,999 to £100,000

Procurement reference


Published date

17 September 2018

Closing date

27 November 2018

Contract start date

1 March 2019

Contract end date

28 February 2020

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The DRILL Programme to date has highlighted that there are specific groups or communities of disabled people who are not being heard. We would like to find out why, and if possible, what can be done to reach, include and strengthen the voices of such groups of disabled people in policy debates.

We would then like the project to identify the implications for Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) and whether there are things they can do, or do differently, to include more disabled people in their organisations and activities.

The DRILL Programme covers all four Nations in the UK. We would like to see an element of the research looking at the similarities or differences across the Nations. The issues and solutions you identify may require a different approach, or a unified one, which should be considered as part of your proposal.

Please note, date for questions has been extended to the 9th October 2018 (12 noon).

More information



Additional text

Please note, date for questions has been extended to the 9th October 2018 (12 noon).

About the buyer

Contact name

Jacqueline Ritchie


Disability Action, Portside Business Park
189 Airport Road West
Northern Ireland





Closing: 27 November 2018