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    Research Tenders

    We source research contracts & tenders on a daily basis from thousands of buyers, across the UK. Our goal is to save you both time and money manually searching for new business opportunities. Our clients receive daily alerts when tenders are released for services in their sector as well as 24hr access to our Research Tenders portal.


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    Hudson Discover consists of 11, sector-specific, tendering portals, dedicated to helping suppliers source new opportunities and buyers find new suppliers. This year we will launch our United Portal which includes Discover 2.0, incorporating a more robust search function, AI tools and an increase of private buyers.


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    Hudson’s Research Tenders portal brings you a huge variety of research-related contract opportunities, suitable for your organisation. We have found that our clients need opportunity tracking which is easy, efficient and bespoke.

    Hudson never rely on algorithms or CPV codes to run our searches. Our dedicated in-house opportunity trackers manually search thousands of opportunities every day. Our Research Tenders portal provides you with the latest, most relevant and current contract opportunities. 

    There is a huge variety of Research Tenders available through our portal. These are suitable for organisations including freelancers, Micro businesses, Small-to-Medium-Enterprises (SMEs) and large organisations.

    You can find research tenders for services including:

    Market research – including surveys, focus groups, data collection, interviews, market segmentation, brand awareness and public consultation.

    Business development research – including case studies, stakeholder research, qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation tools. 

    Social research – including mobile app and online surveys, postal surveys, desktop research, and public consultation. 

    Academic research – including literature reviews, feasibility studies, evaluations and workshops.

    Evaluation – including campaign evaluations and evaluation tools.

    Environmental research – including data collection, report writing, surveys and strategies. 

    The scope for contracts in this area is incredibly wide. New opportunities are available on our Research Tenders portal daily. Here, you can use our simple search and filter function. This will enable you to quickly find research tenders which are suitable for you. You can search by region, contract value, budget and more. All you need to do is enter a keyword, and instantly find live tenders, relevant to you.

    Tenders are available through a number of different contract types. This will give your organisation flexibility in the tendering process. For example, you can tender for: 

    • A standalone contract
    • A Framework Agreement
    • A Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)

    To be awarded a research contract, you must pass a number of stages. These stages include: 

    • A Selection Questionnaire (SQ)
    • Quality or Technical Responses
    • Pricing proposals

    Initially, you must pass all sections within the SQ, demonstrating how your organisation meets the buyer’s requirements. This may include providing evidence of: 

    • Organisation registration
    • Certifications, qualifications and experience
    • Insurance 
    • Finance eligibility

    A smaller contract for gathering feedback or public consultation may only require a single contract tender. However, a Local Authority may procure via a Framework, which is divided into Lots (or services / areas). 

    Through Lots, you can provide your organisation’s specific services. For example, a buyer may designate focus groups as one Lot, and feasibility studies as another. Lots are often divided into areas or wider regions. This largely depends on the scale of services required by the buyer.

    There are research tenders available across the country. Contract budgets can range from thousands to millions of pounds. They can also range from a number of weeks to years. This is dependent on the scope of the buyer’s requirements. 

    Often research tenders require multi-disciplinary engagement, therefore suppliers must be willing to work with other organisations and authorities.

    Research tenders will help to develop:

    • Local and national policy
    • Reviews of how effective implemented policies are
    • A deeper understanding of social, economic and environmental risk, issues and solutions
    • Technological innovations
    • Medical innovations
    • Engineering solutions
    • Area-specific research
    • Strategies for how future resources can be used most effectively

    Buyers procuring research services through tendering are within the private and public sector[s]. This includes the government, councils, universities, charities and private companies. The scope of opportunities make this sector highly unique and lucrative.

    Tendering within the public sector is highly regulated. This is because contracts must meet particular standards. Additionally, the public sector is accountable for how it spends public money – as spending must deliver value. Local Authorities and Councils will therefore tender through ‘public sector procurement’ routes. 

    Qualifications, memberships and accreditations will vary dependent upon the buyer. Research tenders for policy or technology categories may require particular certifications or accreditations aligned with their skills. Suppliers must be able to demonstrate their previous experience of delivering similar projects. Likewise, they may be required to show that they have necessary resources, contacts and materials to deliver the work successfully.

    Our Research Tenders portal subscription will bring you a wide range of the latest research contracts. The portal will save your organisation time and money – you no longer need to search across the internet.

    With your subscription, we send you brand new, relevant opportunities straight into your inbox every single day. Right now, our dedicated opportunity trackers are sourcing the newest research opportunities. And if you have any questions, your dedicated account manager will be on hand. They will answer any questions you may have about the portal or tendering in general. Get in touch today for a free, live demo.

    Should you need further assistance, our team at Hudson Succeed have extensive experience writing for a range of clients within the research field. They are ready to help you succeed with your tender, today.

    We source Research Contracts & Tenders for sub-sectors including Market Research, Academic Research, Feasibility Studies, Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Survey Services, and many more.