Published date: 25 September 2020

Last edited date: 25 September 2020

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 26 October 2020, 10am

Contract summary


  • Funeral and related services - 98370000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£100,000 to £250,000

Procurement reference

PROC DL ITT/1321 Funeral Services

Published date

25 September 2020

Closing date

26 October 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

1 January 2021

Contract end date

31 December 2023

Contract type

Service 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 University of Nottingham is seeking to appoint a provider of Funeral Services for bodies bequeathed for the purpose of teaching of anatomy to student and trainee doctors.

The School of Life Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham is responsible for the teaching of anatomy to our student and trainee Doctors. The School use bequeathed cadavers in the teaching of medicine and is a strong advocate of the principle that working with real human bodies provides the best teaching experience for our students.

This tender invites expressions of interest in the main aspects of the service that we wish to purchase for the suitably dignified and reverential disposal of cadavers:

Collection of bequeathed bodies and their delivery to the Queen's Medical Centre (QMC), collection, transportation and delivery of prosected body parts between QMC and the School of Medicine, Royal Derby Hospital and the provision of suitably prepared coffins, transportation from QMC to a place of rest and management of the associated arrangements.

More information


Additional text

Non-compliant expressions of interest (EOI) will not be considered or acknowledged. The university reserves the right to cancel the tender process at any stage. The University does not accept any liability for any costs incurred in tendering.

Please first register on the eTendering system then Login and go to Tenders.
Find the project scroll down to View Details and then scroll down to the Express Interest` button at the foot on the right hand side.

NOTE: To make sure you receive our email notifications. to ensure our emails reach your inbox please add our email domain to your safe senders list and check your spam filter settings..
Once you have registered, log-in and go to Current Tenders/view printable details, then expressed interest in the project.
Once you have registered, expressed interest in the project AND your EOI will be accepted and an email will automatically be sent notifying you (to the inserted publish email address at point of registration) that it has been accepted and a second email notifying you that the documents have been published to your site under `My Tenders`.
Internet Explorer (not Mozilla Firefox) should be used and pop ups must be allowed.
All correspondence relating to this project should only be made through the e-Tendering web site. Click on CREATE NEW CORRESPONDENCE once you have logged on to the Web site and follow the instructions. Select send message via web option rather than `by email` option as this is received by the host company not directly to UoN.
HELP?: Should you encounter any problems with using the Web site (including if you get locked out), contact the In-Tend Help Desk on 0844 272 8810

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : Yes

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

Daniel Lang


Lenton Lane
United Kingdom




Closing: 26 October 2020, 10am