Sniffer works with a range of partners to deliver our results. This includes commissioning new work in partnership and awarding contracts across our knowledge hubs.

Sniffer's procurement process for research projects

Sniffer works with a range of partners to deliver our results. This includes commissioning new work in partnership and awarding contracts across our knowledge hubs.

Our procurement process ensures value for money, transparency, fairness and compliance with public policy, EU and UK regulations.

Please follow the links below for current opportunities and further information about our procurement process

Sniffer led procurement
The majority of the research which Sniffer manages is undertaken by contractors. Research is procured directly by Sniffer through a restricted tender process, i.e. a selected number of contractors are invited to tender for a proposal

Procurement led by another organisation
Sniffer also contributes to research commissioned by other organisations, for example to ensure that Scotland and Northern Ireland issues are taken into account.  Sniffer is not responsible for commissioning these proposals. Details of where and to whom Sniffer is making a contribution are usually available in the short description associated with the proposal information on our website using the search facility.

To register your organisation's contact details on our contractors' database and expressing an interest in tendering for Sniffer-led research, please e-mail procurement@sniffer.org.uk

Current expressions of interest

Expressions of interest form

Sniffer discloses project budget ranges during the procurement process.  This process has recently been implemented and will apply to all new proposed projects.

Procurement frequently asked questions (FAQ).

Sniffer's Contract Terms and Conditions for Research or Purchase of Goods and/or Services

Please note that all procurement deadlines are set to 12 Noon.

For all procurement related enquiries, please email procurement@sniffer.org.uk

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