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Research Marketplace

Contract ID: RM6018

Start Date: 16/02/2018

End Date: 15/02/2022


The Research Marketplace is a dynamic solution enabling you to procure your social, economic and market research needs. We are using a dynamic purchasing system rather than a standard framework agreement to maximise flexibility, enabling suppliers to apply to join at any time throughout the life of the agreement. The Research Marketplace provides easy access to a wide range of innovative solutions to meet government's changing needs.

The Research Marketplace can be used for projects of all sizes and value. You can select the areas of work you want to commission using the filters on the system, enabling as broad or as specific range of suppliers from a shortlist as is appropriate to requirements.


The principles and benefits of using the agreement are:

  • Flexibility for customers and suppliers
  • New suppliers can join the agreement at any time, providing customers easy access to an extensive range of innovative research solutions
  • Agile approach to meet the changing needs of government and the public sector
  • Brings social, economic and market research services into one place
  • New dynamic approach designed to improve the procurement process for customers and suppliers
  • Accessible route for suppliers to apply and register their interest (at any time)
  • Filtering system to enable customers to select appropriate suppliers
  • Fully compliant with UK and EU regulations

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Customers use the Dynamic Purchasing System to create a shortlist of appropriate suppliers, filtering by subject area, research method, specific participant group and research location. Customers then run a competition, inviting the shortlisted suppliers to tender for their specific requirements. We recommend using a tendering portal to run a competition.

You should ensure that you have applied for and received the necessary budget approval before using this agreement.

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The Research Marketplace has been developed following engagement with customers, the market and trade bodies to provide a flexible and agile route for procuring market, social and economic research services. It provides access to a wide scope of research suppliers.

CCS followed the Restricted procedure, as required for a DPS, published an OJEU Contract Notice and allowed an initial 30-days for suppliers to apply to join. Thereafter, the agreement is open and appointed suppliers can appear on customer searches and be invited to tender.

The Marketplace is also beneficial to suppliers, it is less resource intensive to join the agreement and supports access to SMEs.

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Lot details

Lot Number Lot Name Lot Category Number of Suppliers Contract Expiry
1 Research Marketplace Communications 1 - click here to view suppliers 15/02/2022

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Framework Manager Contact Details

Graham Perry

0345 410 2222

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