Published date: 10 June 2022

Last edited date: 24 June 2022

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: 27 June 2022, 2pm

Contract summary


  • Research services - 73110000

  • Research and development consultancy services - 73200000

  • Research consultancy services - 73210000

    • Market research services - 79310000

    • Social research services - 79315000

    • Health and social work services - 85000000

    • Health services - 85100000

    • Miscellaneous health services - 85140000

    • Community health services - 85323000

Location of contract

B4 7WB

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

10 June 2022

Closing date

27 June 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

18 July 2022

Contract end date

31 October 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type


Contract is suitable for SMEs?


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The Council requires a supplier for the provision of ethnographic research on digitally excluded individuals for the Director of Public Health's Annual Report 2022-23. All Directors of Public Health in England have a statutory duty to produce an annual report on the health of local communities. The topic chosen for the Birmingham Director of Public Health's Annual Report 2022/23 is around the role that digital technology can play in improving the public's health. This is a broad topic where several different aspects of the interaction between digital technology and health will be explored.

The approach of this report will be to examine the issue through three topics. First, there will be an exploration of a population health management model and its utilisation to identify vulnerable population groups for interventions. Secondly, there will be an analysis of current public health interventions that are using digital technology and their effect/s. Thirdly, there will be a discussion around the impact of digital exclusion on health and wellbeing as well as how to design mitigations that reduce the impact in the future.

The Annual Report will propose a set of recommendations for teams in Public Health that utilise digital technology in their interventions. These recommendations will distil the learning from this report and hope to illustrate how digital technology has been and can be used to improve the public's health. The final format of the report will be as a digitally accessible copy as well as limited physical copies.

The requirement for ethnographic research in the DPH Annual Report is driven by the need to illustrate and understand citizens' voices within the work of Public Health and Birmingham City Council. In particular, the aims of the research are:

o To understand the impacts of digital exclusion on health and wellbeing.
o To identify barriers to improving health and wellbeing through digital technology.
o To establish mitigations for said barriers in future public health activities.

This contract will be for a period of 3 months commencing 18th July 2022 until 14th October 2022.

The Council will be using its free to use e-tendering system (in-tend) for the administration of this procurement process and potential suppliers must register with the system to be able to express an interest. If you wish to express an interest in this opportunity, please click on the following link to access and submit your details to register. You will then be sent details on how to log on which will enable you to download all relevant quotation documentation.
If you are unable to register with In-tend or have any questions or problems on how to use this web site please either email us at:

Your completed tender submission should be returned by 2pm on 27th June 2022 via the 'in-tend' system

More information


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Delivery Notes


Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

About the buyer

Contact name

Manjit Samrai


10 Woodcock Street
West Midlands
B4 7WB
United Kingdom


0121 303 0349