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: 23 October 2020, 5pm

Contract summary


  • Research services - 73110000

  • Research and development consultancy services - 73200000

  • Social research services - 79315000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£35,000 to £45,000

Procurement reference


Published date

25 September 2020

Closing date

23 October 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

10 November 2020

Contract end date

31 March 2021

Contract type

Service 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.

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A project to gather information which will be used to inform the actions to be delivered under the HBP 2030, including education and training as well as communications. The main objectives are:
1. Investigate the reasons/motivations behind people's decisions to start and stop beekeeping.
2. Analyse information flow, learning methods and social media that could be used to support beekeepers and beekeeping stakeholders.
3. Review information sources and resources that could be used to support bee farmers and continuous professional development.

Please submit your responses by application through Defra Bravo Platform by searching for: 30576 - A Social Study to Support the Healthy Bees Plan 2030. Responses via any other method will not be accepted.

How to apply

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

About the buyer

Contact name

Helen Evans


Lateral, 8 City Walk
LS11 9AT


Closing: 23 October 2020, 5pm