Published date: 7 November 2018

Last edited date: 7 November 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: 23 November 2018

Contract summary


  • Foreign economic-aid-related services - 75211200

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference

DFID 8397 (Formerly DFID 8377) Contract Notice

Published date

7 November 2018

Closing date

23 November 2018

Contract start date

22 July 2019

Contract end date

21 July 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (OJEU)

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

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

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The UK is seen as a leader in health research and a higher level of UK involvement will add value to global research efforts. DFID has committed to the production and use of high quality evidence, data and innovation to accelerate progress towards the Global Goals. Following extensive internal and global consultation, the following areas were identified as being gaps and an opportunity for the UK to intervene, given our relative strengths:
(i) Tackling infectious diseases
(ii) Building stronger and more resilient health systems,
(iii) Improving the health of the world's most vulnerable, including sexual and reproductive health, mental health and maternal, newborn and child health.
DFID intends to award a contract in circa May 2019 for an initial term of 6 years with a budget of 65500000 GBP. DFID may extend the duration up to an additional 2 years with a maximum total contract value of 95500000 GBP.

More information



Additional text

All relevant information relating to this Contract Notice can be found on the DFID Supplier Portal where suppliers can register their interest directly.

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About the buyer

Contact name

John Weir


Department for International Development (DFID)
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA


+ 44 7780 005900


Closing: 23 November 2018