National Living Wage Research Contract

National Living Wage Research Contract

Impact of the New National Living Wage Target.
Impact of the New National Living Wage Target: A Study of Future Changes in Pay Structures and Age-related Pay

Contract summary


  • Research and development consultancy services – 73200000
  • Market and economic research; polling and statistics – 79300000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Published date

06 February 2020

Closing date

02 March 2020

Contract start date

10 March 2020

Contract end date

31 December 2020

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




The final date and time for the submission of bids is Monday, 2nd March 2020 at 14:00

DO NOT apply directly to the buyer.

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Brief Description of Requirement

The research will investigate whether firms will modify their pay and organisational structures, including systems of incentives and rewards, in response to the National Living Wage (NLW) as it begins its journey towards a target of two-thirds of median hourly earnings by 2024 with the age entitlement being reduced from 25 to 21 in two stages – first to 23 in April 2021 and then to 21 by April 2024. It will give initial insights of how firms are planning to adjust their pay structures and use of age-related pay in light of the new and more ambitious policy for the NLW.

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This contract will be awarded based on the evaluation criteria set out in the ITQ / RFP document.

How to Apply

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About the buyer

Contact name



Polaris House



Other information


Delta eSourcing Portal

CR20013 – Annex A

CR20013 – Annex A.pdf

CR20013 – Delta – ITQ Invitation to Quote questions

CR20013 – Delta – ITQ Invitation to Quote questions.pdf

CR20013 – Delta – ITQ Invitation to Quote

CR20013 – Delta – ITQ Invitation to Quote.pdf

CR20013 – S1 – Services purchasing contract – low risk

CR20013 – S1 – Services purchasing contract – low risk.pdf

CR20013 – AW5.2 Price Schedule

CR20013 – AW5.2 Price Schedule.xlsx


All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts)

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The contracting authority expressly reserves the right:

i. not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice;and

ii. to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and in no circumstances will the contracting authority be liable for any costs incurred by any supplier. If the contracting authority decides to enter into a contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of bidders.

About UK Shared Business Services

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) brings a commercial attitude to the public sector; helping our contracting authorities to improve efficiency, generate savings and modernise.

Where UK SBS is not named as the Contracting Authority within the documentation, UK SBS will be acting as an agent on behalf of the Contracting Authority.

Our broad range of expert services is shared by our customers. This allows our customers the freedom to focus resources on core activities; innovating and transforming their own organisations.

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How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.