Published date: 25 November 2021

Last edited date: 25 November 2021

This notice was replaced on 30 November 2021

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Contract summary


  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

25 November 2021

Closing date

9 December 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

20 December 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

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This qualitative research project aims to understand the impact of the pandemic on individuals' lifestyles, their physical and mental health. For example, it is thought that the pandemic has resulted in an increase in the number of people suffering from anxiety and/or depression. There have also been many physical health impacts with an estimated 1 in 5 people who had been infected with COVID-19 experiencing persistent ill health following the acute phase of infection. In order to inform future services, this qualitative research is needed to understand the impact of the pandemic, COVID-19 and long-covid on those living across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (IoS). This includes both the physical and mental health impacts of the pandemic, as well as wider issues such as those associated with social isolation and other socio-economic impacts, including those who have been adversely affected and individuals who have long-covid (e.g. loss of education, training and employment.

Understanding the short and long-term understanding on the pandemic across communities, will be achieved by undertaking qualitative research across twelve different population groups. These include: including key workers; long-covid patients; those with a physical and/or sensory impairment; children and young people (including families); older people (65+ years) including impact of social isolation / digital exclusion; those with a mild/moderate to a serious mental health diagnosis; paid and unpaid carers; different minority ethnic groups (e.g. gypsy roma, Eastern European and BAME); Veterans; those experiencing issues with substance misuse, Homeless and those who have experienced domestic violence. To inform local service provision, the results of this qualitative research will be compared against other local intelligence such as a representative quantitative resident and long-covid survey, which is being undertaken by the Public Health team at Cornwall Council.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Exploring the Impact of COVID-19: Quantitative Research for a Resident Survey

  • Opportunity
  • Published 25 November 2021

About the buyer

Contact name

Laura Kennell


County Hall
Treyew Road
United Kingdom


+44 1872327168