Research Contract – Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Research Contract – Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Evidence reviews ‘Maintaining a healthy weight and preventing excess weight gain in children and adults’ – partial update of CG43.

Reference number: NICE-CPH-ERWM-2013

Deadline date:19/08/2013

This deadline is for… Tender Proposals Submissions

Contract value:£0 – £90,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: London

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence


Description of the contract

The Centre for Public Health (CPH) at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is undertaking a partial update of the existing guideline on obesity (NICE clinical guideline CG43 [2006]). This update focuses only on the public health recommendations on the maintenance of a healthy weight (section 1.1.1 of the original guideline). This piece of guidance will be developed by a Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC) in 2014 in line with the scope for this work (the draft scope is available here). The guidance is expected to be published in March 2015 and will contain recommendations based on the evidence considered by the PHAC. Tenders are welcomed that cover both of the following: Review 1: An evidence review of modifiable diet and physical activity components, and associated behaviours, which may support children and adults to maintain a healthy weight or prevent excess weight gain. • Review 2: An evidence review of approaches to communicate messages about maintaining a healthy weight in children and adults. Tenders from individuals, organisations or consortia of organisations are welcomed. The contractor(s) will work with the CPH team to produce the evidence review and model in line with CPH process and methods. The contractor(s) will be multidisciplinary, capable of providing high quality analyses to decision makers within very tight timescales. Specialist expertise in systematic reviewing and expertise in obesity prevention or management is required. Expressions of interests from a high calibre team – individual organisations or consortia of organisations – are welcomed.


Classification of the contract

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 6 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Irene Walker

Organisation name National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Address Level 1 City Tower , Piccadilly Plaza , Manchester, UK, M1 4BT


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How to apply

Interested parties are required to Express an interest (EoI) not later than 17:00hrs 17th July 2013. Bidders who submit a proposal and have not sent and EoI by the above date shall not be considered. Expressions of Interest must be email to Irene.walker@nice,org,uk 17:00hrs 17th July 2013. The closing date for questions is 5pm on the 18th July 2013. Questions should be submitted electronically to Irene Walker at All those who express an interest will receive the answers to all submitted questions. Proposals for both reviews should be submitted electronically no later than 5pm GMT on 19th August 2013. The contractor(s) should be able to start work from 7th October 2013.