Published date: 29 July 2022

Last edited date: 15 August 2022

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: 22 August 2022, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Research and experimental development services - 73100000

  • Research and development consultancy services - 73200000

  • Social research services - 79315000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

29 July 2022

Closing date

22 August 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

1 September 2022

Contract end date

31 March 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

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Over the past 5 years Cefas and other UK (United Kingdom) partners have been working with governments, academia, and NGOs (Non-Government Organisations) in Official Development Assistance (ODA) countries to develop improved capacity in environmental protection, aquatic animal health, Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR), food safety and security, collectively under the banner of One Health.

Cefas are now coordinating a UK ODA research and development project that aims to develop a risk analysis tool that places hazard identification and control at the heart of sustainable food system design. For the first time, it will connect disparate food sectors on land and water to take a holistic view of the whole food system, moving to climate-resilient, safer, healthier, and more sustainable global nutrition.

The project seeks to bring together methods focussed on food sector hazards with methods focussed on environmental and climate change assessment. Cefas require the successful Bidder to produce a review of project concept and attend an in-country workshop (Pretoria, South Africa, location and date to be confirmed) to define the project social science Road Map and provide a report on how to address the social science questions this project could pose. In this context, we consider social science to include (not necessarily limited to) aspects of community, livelihoods, trading systems, welfare, equity, gender, life-stage, access to nutrition and governance.

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