DEFRA Research Development and Evidence Framework 1

DEFRA Research Development and Evidence Framework 1

Defra wishes to let a Framework agreement for the provision of Research, Development and Evidence Services.

Defra Opportunity for Research Development and Evidence Framework 1

Contract summary



    • Research and development services and related consultancy services – 73000000
    • Research and experimental development services – 73100000
    • Research services – 73110000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£0 to £80,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

8 March 2021

Closing date

12 April 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

18 August 2021

Contract end date

16 August 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (OJEU)

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Defra wishes to let a Framework agreement for the provision of Research, Development & Evidence Services.

Research and Experimental Development (R&D) comprises creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications.
Evidence covers a range of sciences including economics, social research, operational research, statistics, natural science, engineering and geography. It includes research and development, monitoring and surveillance, and secondary analysis and synthesis.

This is a framework with 4 Lots each with sub lots. For lot specific details and core services please register on the Bravo E-tendering portal and navigate to project_30120


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About the buyer



Horizon House