Published date: 7 March 2017

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Awarded contract (published 19 March 2021)

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Contract summary


  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

7 March 2017

Closing date

24 March 2017

Contract start date

16 May 2017

Contract end date

30 June 2020

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

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Expressions of interest are sought for a supplier to deliver an evaluation programme of randomised control trials of school-based interventions to promote the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. The supplier will be required to recruit and engage with schools, develop interventions and coordinate their delivery, coordinate and deliver teacher and instructor training, and undertake impact and process evaluations of the interventions, selecting appropriate outcome measures and facilitating data collection in schools. The programme will initially comprise two multi-arm trials, however the contract will be let in order to allow for additional trials of mental health promotion and support activity to be added in the future as required by DfE. Expressions of interest will be assessed on the basis of capability and capacity to deliver these two specified trials as well as potential future trials of other school-based interventions. Due to the range of expertise and capacity required for this contract, organisations and individuals may consider the possibility of forming consortia in order to meet DfE's requirements.

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About the buyer


Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street