Published date: 17 October 2018

This notice was replaced on 22 February 2019

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Awarded contract (published 22 February 2019)

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Contract summary


  • Research services - 73110000

  • Research and development consultancy services - 73200000

  • Social research services - 79315000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

17 October 2018

Closing date

21 November 2018

Contract start date

17 December 2018

Contract end date

16 December 2019

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

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This feasibility study will review current provision of opportunities to encourage children and young people (aged 5 -20) to make use of the Natural environment. The results will inform decisions on any future role for Government in supporting the increase of opportunities for disadvantaged young people to experience a range of natural environments, learn about how natural environments can benefit them (for instance in terms of health and wellbeing), and participate in social action related to the environment.

The project is intended to help identify whether disadvantaged children and young people are accessing opportunities available, the barriers and challenges to increasing uptake of opportunities, and how best practice can be built upon and current provision maximised, to encourage use of the Natural environment by disadvantaged children and young people.

The project should seek to understand how a future natural environment programme could reach the most disadvantaged young people, identify where support would be best allocated and how it could be developed, including the role for potential Government support.

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