Published date: 10 February 2021

Last edited date: 25 February 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: 15 March 2021, 3pm

Contract summary


  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

  • Research and experimental development services - 73100000

  • Research and development consultancy services - 73200000

    • Design and execution of research and development - 73300000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

10 February 2021

Closing date

15 March 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

31 May 2021

Contract end date

30 May 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.

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The Fund is seeking to appoint a supplier (an individual organisation or a partnership with a lead supplier) to deliver activities that will build our understanding of what is required in the remaining timeframe of the CAF (Phase Two), at the same time as generating some early learning from the initial cohorts of CAF projects(Phase One).

We anticipate the Support & Learning supplier will work to achieve the following three objectives. The objectives may be refined with the Fund (and with suppliers of the two other focus areas outlined in this tender) early in the contract to minimise duplication, ensure feasibility, take into account alternative innovative approaches proposed, and/or ensure they meet the needs of stakeholders.

1. To build a stronger and more connected peer network across grant-holders and their wider partners
2. To facilitate and support projects to identify and share their early learning
3. To build our understanding of what is required to generate credible programme-wide evidence over time across Phase Two

More information


About the buyer

Contact name

Leanne Davies


1 Plough Place




Closing: 15 March 2021, 3pm