Published date: 4 January 2021

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

Closing: 10 November 2020, 12am

Contract summary


  • Economic research services - 79311400

Location of contract


Value of contract

£30,000 to £90,000

Procurement reference


Published date

4 January 2021

Closing date

10 November 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

27 November 2020

Contract end date

26 November 2023

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?



AWARDED - The aim of this procurement is to provide AHDB with impact assessment analysis that will quantify, assess and analyse the impact of a UK/US trade deal and future trade deals.
Huge uncertainty hangs over the industry while the UK negotiates its departure from the EU, the most immediate and pressing challenge being to determine what relationship might be entered into in terms of access to the EU single market.
For this service contract, AHDB are seeking a three year contract with the successful applicant. AHDB intend to examine approximately two trade deals per year, so six in total, as well as develop the ability to run and rerun different scenarios as negotiations with each trade agreement progress. AHDB would aim to work closely with the successful applicant to both sketch out the trade deal scenarios and to develop in house expertise on running the modelling work itself.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Quantitative modelling for post EU Exit trade deals (UK Agricultural industry)

  • Opportunity
  • Published 20 October 2020


Additional text

AWARDED CONTRACT NOTICE - Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender and respond to the opportunity:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) - Browse to the eSourcing Portal: and click the link to register - Accept the terms and conditions and click 'continue' - Enter your correct business and user details - Note the username you chose and click 'Save' when complete - You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure)
2. Express an Interest in the tender - Login to the portal with the username/password - Click the ITTs Open To All Suppliers' link. (These Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) - Click on the relevant ITT to access the content. - Click the 'Express Interest' button at the top of the page. - This will move the ITT into your 'My ITTs' page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking 'Buyer Attachments' in the 'ITT Details' box
3. Responding to the tender - Click 'My Response' under 'ITT Details', you can choose to 'Create Response' or to 'Decline to Respond' (please give a reason if declining) - You can now use the 'Messages' function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification - Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT - There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the 'Submit Response' button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help.

Award information

Awarded date

20 November 2020

Contract start date

27 November 2020

Contract end date

26 November 2023

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

Harper Adams University


Edgmond, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB


No reference - other

Supplier is SME?


Supplier is VCSE?


About the buyer

Contact name

Sarah Waters


AHDB, Stoneleigh Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire