Before you begin to bid on social research tenders, you need to understand why organisations require social research services. But you also need to know what types of social research tenders there is.
In this blog, we identify the five most common types of social research services that buyers will seek and why.
Social research is carried out so that we can learn about people and society. By understanding the nature of human society, we can use this knowledge to develop products/services to better suit the public. Improving our understanding of health and wellbeing, as well as many other factors like leadership, psychology, and sociology etc.
When conducting social research, researchers will look at human behaviour, socio-economic groups, location, and trigger topics.
You may be wondering why organisations procure social research services. This is because it allows for continuous development in society and contributes to continued evolution.
When looking to source social research tenders, you need to understand which type of social research the buyer is requiring. What information are they trying to gather? And how can you help?
Here are the five most common types of social research tenders:
Community welfare tenders – These contracts will aim to enhance the welfare of communities. Often, you will find public sector contracts linked to these services.
Behavioural understanding tenders – This breaks down society further, looking at social groups and their behaviours. Social research tenders of this type will usually be related to companies who offer services/products to the public. This will allow them to predict trends for future growth and support offerings.
Knowledge improvement tenders – Gaining insight into society’s beliefs, where they stemmed from and their level of knowledge. Social research tenders within this category will allow companies to understand certain issues. From this, they can begin to work on how they can be resolved. Social research tenders within these services are usually linked to non-profit organisations and government contracts.
Social progress tenders – Very similar to the above point, but it takes into consideration, prejudices and misconceptions. By obtaining this information, it allows for developments towards more inclusive societies.
Tenders for formulating new theories – This applies to overall societal development. Researching new fields of study, ideologies and theories can aid in new behavioural changes. This can lead to new development in technologies, government policies and teaching methods. A good example of this is to look at mental health services. Researching what is impacting mental health in society can lead to new therapy methods to combat the issue.
When sourcing social research tenders, you need to establish your remit of what type of research services you can provide. Buyers will require research on different topics to aid in their development and continued growth.
Common social research tenders can be broken down into the following categories:
The first step in understanding the buyer’s needs is to understand what your services can provide them. This will be identified in their specifications. You may also find that your services can you crossover into others. Providing more opportunities for you to bid on. Once you know this, you can begin to search for social research tenders.
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Here are just five examples of social research tenders we have sourced on Research Tenders:
Social Covenants & Charters Research
Equality and Human Rights Commission – North West – Budget: £10k
Euro 2028 Bid – Socioeconomic Impact Research
The United Kingdom Sports Council – London – Budget: £65k
Developing Communications & Engagement Resources to Support an Increase in Diversity of Participants in Research
NHS E I Office – Yorkshire and Humber – Budget: £80k
Healthcare Access, Experience & Outcomes Research – Socially Deprived Communities
NHS England – Yorkshire and Humber – Budget: £100k
Research Development & Evidence Framework
Defra Network eTendering Portal – South West – Budget: £80million
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