AHDB Laboratory Quality Testing Tender

AHDB Laboratory Quality Testing Tender

The laboratory quality tests have been divided into four lots for this tender according to crop and types of tests.

laboratory quality tests

Laboratory Quality Testing for AHDB’s Recommended List Project

Contract summary



  • Cereals – 03211000
  • Laboratory services – 71900000
  • Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services – 77000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

24 June 2021

Closing date

17 August 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 December 2021

Contract end date

30 November 2026

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




The information provided by the RLs enables levy payers to select variety’s that are optimal for their cropping system and meet the requirements of their local market. Key to this is the assessment of varietal quality characterists.
Grain samples are taken at harvest from trial plots by the RL trials operators and sent to the relevant quality testing laboratory to carry out various laboratory quality tests and assessments on them. It is this part of the process for which the tenderers are applying: to manage receipt of samples, carry out quality test procedures as described in this ITT and produce results for AHDB.
The laboratory quality tests have been divided into four lots for this tender according to crop and types of tests. Tenderers are invited to apply for single or multiple lots as per the list below :
Lot 1 Wheat Milling & Baking
Lot 2 Quality testing Cereals (Excluding Oats) & Oil content of Oilseed Rape and Linseed
Lot 3 Quality testing Oats
Lot 4 Barley MicroMalting


More information


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Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender and respond to the opportunity

1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once)
Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’
Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete
You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure)

2. Express an Interest in the tender
Login to the portal with the username/password
Click the ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant ITT to access the content.
Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page.
This will move the ITT into your ‘My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘ITT Details’ box

3. Responding to the tender
Click ‘My Response’ under ‘ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining)
You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT
There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help.


How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer



Stoneleigh Park