Published date: 1 August 2019

Last edited date: 1 August 2019

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Closing: 16 October 2018

Contract summary


  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

1 August 2019

Closing date

16 October 2018

Contract start date

27 November 2018

Contract end date

28 March 2019

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Call-off from a framework agreement

A mini-competition or direct purchase from a pre-established framework agreement.

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LIFE funds are widely used in the UK to support complex or innovative environmental projects. Natural England has estimated that the UK may receive over £200m of LIFE funds from the 2014 - 2020 Funding Period. The Commission recently revealed that the UK is the most successful member state at claiming awarded funds and Natural England have enjoyed a high success rate over the past years.. Following the exit of the UK from the EU, it is likely that the UK will no longer be able to bid for LIFE funding, though the updated regulations do enable non-EU countries to 'pay-as-they-go' to take part in the LIFE programme.

The overall aim of this research project is to develop an evidence base relevant to determining the need for a LIFE type fund in the UK / England to support governments 25 Year Environment Plan. The research will consist of two distinct elements: the first, an evaluation of the historic and current use of LIFE in England ; the second, a forward lo

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Award information

Awarded date

9 November 2018

Contract start date

27 November 2018

Contract end date

28 March 2019

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

ICF Consulting Services Limited


Watling House, 33 Canon Street, London. EC4M 5SB



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Natural England