Awarded contract

Impacts Framework and Compliance Monitoring for Defra Regulation & Enforcement (R&E), Future Farming and Countryside Programme (FFCP)

  • Defra Network eTendering Portal

F03: Contract award notice

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-019528

Published 11 August 2021, 10:45pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Defra Network eTendering Portal

17 Nobel House





+44 2072385921


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address

one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Impacts Framework and Compliance Monitoring for Defra Regulation & Enforcement (R&E), Future Farming and Countryside Programme (FFCP)

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 73210000 - Research consultancy services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Defra’s Regulation and Enforcement (R&E) is a sub-programme in the Future Farming and Countryside Programme that requires a framework of research and evidence to support the Authority improve its approach to the regulation of English farming and land management in the later stages of the Agricultural Transition Period. The Authority requires an analysis of where current regulation is insufficient, may not be achieving desired outcomes, or is currently working successfully, by drawing together available evidence on present impacts of agricultural and other rural land management activity on the environment, biodiversity, animal and welfare and plant health. The Supplier shall provide recommendations to the Authority to support development of future policies and propose a methodology for measuring farmer and land manager compliance with regulations to allow for the evaluation of policy impact and, over time, will support the Authority improve approaches to regulation.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value excluding VAT: £149,759

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom
Main site or place of performance


two.2.4) Description of the procurement

This is a research project concerning impacts on the environment caused by farming and land management practices in Britain on behalf of the Regulation & Enforcement (R&E) sub-programme of Defra's Future Farming and Countryside Programme (FFCP)

two.2.5) Award criteria


two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2021/S 000-012737

Section five. Award of contract

Contract No


A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

5 August 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 2

Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1

Number of tenders received by electronic means: 2

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

RSK ADAS Limited

172 Chester Road



United Kingdom

NUTS code
  • UK - United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME


five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot: £149,759

Section six. Complementary information

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Future Farming and Countryside Programme Regulation & Enforcement sub-programme

Nobel House, 17 Smith Square





United Kingdom