Published date: 17 February 2021

Last edited date: 18 February 2021

This notice was replaced on 11 June 2021

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 11 June 2021)

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Contract summary


  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract

£60,000 to £85,000

Procurement reference

DFERPPU 20-21/048

Published date

17 February 2021

Closing date

26 February 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

29 March 2021

Contract end date

24 June 2021

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

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Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are sought to deliver a rapid evidence review on the indirect short- and long-term impacts of Covid-19, and how these impacts could be mitigated. These reviews will be divided into seven distinct lots to cover each group of interest to the Department: Early Years, Primary Years, Lower Secondary, FE + Sixth form, HE, Parents/Carers and Workforce. This will produce a separate review for each of these areas. The Department have provided an initial list of topic areas to include (e.g. mental health and wellbeing, educational impact, access to support services, domestic conflict) but welcome additional topics if relevant. Contractors can bid to complete a review on a single area or can bid on multiple areas. Collaboration between contractors is welcomed. The Department for Education will manage this project, but are commissioning out this work on behalf of the SAGE task and finish group.

***Update 18/02/21***
For clarification, the Estimated Value range of £60,000 to £85,000 is the combined total value of the seven separate lots.
These lots are:
Early Years
Primary Years
Lower Secondary
Sixth Form/Colleges/FE

More information


About the buyer

Contact name

Paige Crabb


Piccadilly Gate,Store Street