Healthy Weight Communications Campaign – Southampton

Healthy Weight Communications Campaign – Southampton

An external agency is required to undertake a full behaviour change campaign.

Healthy weight communications campaign

Southampton City Council

Contract summary



  • Market and economic research; polling and statistics – 79300000
  • Community health services – 85323000

Location of contract

so14 7ly

Value of contract

£74,999 to £75,000

Procurement reference


Published date

5 July 2021

Closing date

16 July 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 September 2021

Contract end date

31 August 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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1.1. An external agency is required to undertake a full behaviour change campaign including insight, message and asset development and media buying promoting healthy behaviours relating to weight management. We know that particular conditions contribute to significantly worse outcomes for people who contract covid-19. We know that obesity is a particular risk factor, Public Health England reported similar numbers for mortality, with the risk of death from covid-19 increasing by 90% in people with a BMI over 40 (Public Health England. Excess weight can increase risk of serious illness and death from covid-19. Public Health England 25 Jul 2020. We know that the issue is significant in Southampton and is comparable to the rest of the UK, but the scale of the issue is markedly high given that over 132k adults in Southampton are overweight (including obese) and of these 50k individuals are obese. In line with the national trend the percentage of the population who are of excess weight is increasing over time. ( We are also aware that levels of childhood obesity are alarming for the city and this means the problem and associated risks will be around for the long term. The COVID pandemic should have been a wake up call to create the sort of action needed to get to grips with the issues but this hasn’t been seen yet as pointed out in the BMJ (


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About the buyer


Contact name

Oliver Tarrant


Civic Centre,Civic Centre Road