Published date: 25 September 2020

Last edited date: 16 October 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, 11am

Contract summary


  • Research services - 73110000

  • Research and development consultancy services - 73200000

  • Health services - 85100000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract

£110,000 to £120,000

Procurement reference


Published date

25 September 2020

Closing date

23 October 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

10 November 2020

Contract end date

30 June 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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The final date and time for the submission of bids is Friday 23rd October 2020 at 11:00.

**Do not apply directly to the buyer**

All tender information MUST be submitted through the Delta eSourcing Portal.

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) on behalf of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), wishes to establish a Contract for the provision of Healthy Environment Public Dialogue.


This investigation aims to use public dialogue to inform the National Environment Research Council's (NERC) healthy environment programme in making decisions about priorities for future research. This is a diverse programme which intersects with a range of disciplines, including partnerships with other research councils. NERC/UK Research and Innovation is therefore inviting proposals for public dialogue which help us to present the breadth of that work to a public audience in a clear, accessible and engaging way.

Due to the public health measures relating to COVID-19, we are looking for a supplier that will help us to explore innovative approaches to deliver this dialogue entirely online. Given the absence of physical workshops, we are looking to invite creative and/or digital organisations as partners - including those who are likely to have little to no experience of public dialogue - to help think about new ways we can bring the research to life for participants. We are therefore inviting bids from partnerships between organisations that bring together dialogue, creative and/or digital expertise. The project design and delivery must also take account issues of equality, diversity and inclusion, including an approach that allows us to hear specifically from groups who are less engaged in the natural environment.

Please ensure you review all attached information to ensure a full understanding of this requirement. All attachments can be found within the Stage One: Overview Section within the Delta eSourcing Portal.

This contract will be awarded based on the evaluation criteria set out in the ITQ document.

How to apply

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) will be using the Delta eSourcing Portal for this procurement.

To register on the Delta eSourcing portal, please use the link and follow the instructions to register.

If you are already registered on the Delta eSourcing Portal and wish to participate in this procurement, please use the link and then follow the instructions to 'Login'.

Once you are logged into the system you will be able to link yourself into this procurement Reference: CR20103 using the Access Code: 7W9JN75YNP

Please disregard any content in this notice that requests your organisation 'to apply directly to the buyer' as this is unfortunately a system generated error, that is outside of the Contracting Authorities control.

More information



Additional text


All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts)

Responses must be received by the date in the tender documentation; responses received outside of the deadline or not sent via the Delta eSourcing portal will not be accepted or considered further for this opportunity.

As a user of the Delta eSourcing Portal you will have access to the Delta messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific tender event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these messages on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity.

The contracting authority expressly reserves the right:

i. not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice;and

ii. to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and in no circumstances will the contracting authority be liable for any costs incurred by any supplier. If the contracting authority decides to enter into a contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of bidders.

About UK Shared Business Services

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) brings a commercial attitude to the public sector; helping our contracting authorities to improve efficiency, generate savings and modernise.

Where UK SBS is not named as the Contracting Authority within the documentation, UK SBS will be acting as an agent on behalf of the Contracting Authority.

Our broad range of expert services is shared by our customers. This allows our customers the freedom to focus resources on core activities; innovating and transforming their own organisations.

For full details of our partner base please review the following link:

How to apply

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

About the buyer

Contact name



Polaris House
North Star Avenue


01793 867301


Closing: 23 October 2020, 11am