Published date: 16 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: 11 July 2022, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

  • Economic impact assessment - 79311410

  • Environmental impact assessment other than for construction - 90711000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

16 June 2022

Closing date

11 July 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

25 July 2022

Contract end date

1 February 2023

Contract type

Service 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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Over the past 5 years Cefas and other UK (United Kingdom) partners have been working with governments, academia, and NGOs (Non-Government Organisations) in Official Development Assistance (ODA) countries to develop improved capacity in environmental protection, aquatic animal health, Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR), food safety and security, collectively under the banner of One Health.

Cefas are now coordinating a UK ODA research and development project that aims to develop a risk analysis tool that places hazard identification and control at the heart of sustainable food system design. For the first time, it will connect disparate food sectors on land and water to take a holistic view of the whole food system, moving to climate-resilient, safer, healthier, and more sustainable global nutrition.

The new tool will systematically map data to calculate the impact of complex hazards interacting with the whole food system to demonstrate how hazard control catalyses benefits in terms of yield, profit, trade and biodiversity protection in environments where food production occurs, to enable more climate-efficient food sectors.

The project seeks to bring together methods focussed on food sector hazards with methods focussed on environmental and climate change assessment. The aim of this part of the project is to identify and appraise available environmental and climate change assessment methods for their suitability as components of the risk analysis tool.

The requirement is to undertake a comprehensive literature/information review and objective appraisal of available approaches for assessing environmental and climate impacts of human activities.

The successful tenderer will be required to:

a) Produce a search and appraisal methodology, to be agreed with the Cefas project team
b) Produce an interim report listing the tools, methods and approaches identified from the review
c) Produce a final report describing the review, appraisal, and advice

Tenderers must demonstrate a record of delivery in one or more of the following: systematic searching and appraisal of scientific literature, the environmental and/or climate impacts of food production, ecological impacts research, life cycle assessment.

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About the buyer


Cefas Lowestoft Laboratory
NR33 0HT