Published date: 22 July 2020

Last edited date: 3 August 2020

This notice was replaced on 15 September 2020

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 15 September 2020)

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.

Contract summary


  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference

DFERPPU 20-21/016

Published date

22 July 2020

Closing date

4 August 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

17 August 2020

Contract end date

30 July 2021

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Expressions of interest (EOI) are sought for research to understand the impact which COVID-19 disruption has had on the academic development of children and young people, as well as to understand how pupils are progressing over the course of the 2020/21 academic year.

Please refer to the EOI Advert (in Attachments) for further details

Note the deadline for EOI submissions is 23:59 03 August 2020. Where this listing shows a deadline of 04 August 2020, this is because the advert will close as 00:01 on 04 August 2020. Submissions cannot be accepted after this time.

** Update 24/07/20 **
A Question & Answer document has been added to the Attachments section of this advert.
Any further questions (relating to the EOI only) should be submitted to the email address provided in this listing.
Note: Deadline for questions is 23:59 27 July 2020

**Update 31/07/20**
The deadline for this EOI has been extended to 23:59 03 August 2020. Please note this supersedes the previous deadline stated in the EOI document and QA log.

**Update 03/08/20**
New QA log added to Attachments.
Please Note: This includes amendment to the procurement (ITT) timings.

More information


Additional text

Updated Q&A document added to Attachments 28/07/20 & 03/08/20

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