Published date: 1 August 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: 1 September 2020, 12am

Contract summary


  • Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services - 71600000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

1 August 2020

Closing date

1 September 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

1 October 2020

Contract end date

30 September 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



BEIS would like to appoint a contractor to undertake testing a variable quantity of Electrical and Electronic Equipment in accordance with BS EN/IEC 62321 to verify compliance with the following Regulations or equivalent (and any amendments to these) as necessary over a potential 24 month period.
• UK Statutory Instrument 2012 No.3032 - implementing Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment.
The contract will be for an initial term of 5 months with the option to extend on the same terms for a further 19 months. Therefore the contract value of £800,000 is based upon the full 24 month duration.
The break clause is being implemented to both ensure the contract is delivering the requirement and if funding will be available for the remaining 19 months since funding will be subject to the 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review.

More information


How to apply

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

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Closing: 1 September 2020, 12am