Published date: 15 April 2021

Last edited date: 29 April 2021

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: 13 May 2021, 1pm

Contract summary


  • Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security - 79000000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£100,000 to £130,000

Procurement reference


Published date

15 April 2021

Closing date

13 May 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

7 June 2021

Contract end date

7 September 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.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Independent review to address discrimination and advance anti-racism and equality at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The governing Council of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is commissioning an independent review to examine LSHTM's track record and history in respect of race equality and structural racism, including an assessment of the issues raised by members of the LSHTM community in the wake of the George Floyd murder in 2020. The Council, which has a responsibility to hold the Director and Senior Leadership Team to account, committed to the review in response to calls from staff and students that LSHTM address its colonial practices, and concerns raised about the way in which historic complaints from have been handled by management.
The reviewer will report directly into the Council and the findings and recommendations of the review will be expected to form the basis of an action plan which will be remitted to LSHTM leadership for implementation. A Selection Panel convened by the Council's Diversity & Inclusion Committee, which comprises elected staff and student representatives of the LSHTM community and external experts including its Chair Mohamed Osman, will evaluate submissions(s) and will make recommendations to the Committee and to Council. The reviewer will agree the detailed terms of reference for the review with the Diversity & Inclusion Committee following appointment, and have access to relevant LSHTM documentation. It is hoped that interim findings will be available by 1 September 2021 (subject to any unforeseen delays) but the timeline is open for discussion. It would be preferable that some findings are shared in this academic year with the LSHTM community.
Further background on these governance bodies is included in the application pack. Individuals (sole proprietorships) as well as firms are encouraged to apply. We are looking for teams that have experience of conducting similar work (such as institutional structural and cultural change, anti-racism and/or decolonisation), with relevant technical and professional ability - potentially including lived experience of individual or institutional racism.
A formal Q&A via written questions and a webinar session took place on April 22nd and summary responses to questions are available. Any further questions should be sent via the portal no later than 2 pm 6 May.

More information

Additional text

To access the Invitation to Tender for this project you will first need to register with the LSHTM eTendering Portal.

Once you have registered, you can access the current opportunities, or the reference number project_2047 to find the ITT documentation. 

About the buyer

Contact name



Keppel Street