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CompetitiveContractNotice - GB-London: Research into Online Advertising Issues and the Current Self-Regulatory Solutions
1. Title: GB-London: Research into Online Advertising Issues and the Current Self-Regulatory Solutions
2. Awarding Authority:
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
4th Floor, 100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
Tel. 020 7211 6824, Email:, URL:
Attn: Callum Tolladay
3. Contract Type: Services
Sub Type: Research and development services.

4. Description: Research services. Market research services. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is seeking to appoint a Supplier to undertake a study on online advertising harms. In particular we would like to:

A) Further quantify and qualify the issues associated with online advertising and the associated drivers, through a rapid evidence review;

B) Explore to what extent market forces, consumers, self and co-regulation initiatives are able to address these issues - this is our priority area of focus. The research should identify areas where solutions need further development, due to issues such as: market failures, lack of development incentives, constraints that prevent solutions from working, or areas where initiatives have not yet been introduced.
5. CPV Codes:
73110000 - Research services.
79310000 - Market research services.

6. NUTS Codes :

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: UNITED KINGDOM,
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority:
9. Awarded to:

Plum Consulting London LLP
10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP
Tel. 020 7047 1919
Attn: Tony Lavender
Value Cost: 77,700
Is Awardee likely to subcontract?: No Awarded to SME?: No
10. Date of Contract Award: 04/02/2020
11. Number of Tenders Received: Not Provided
12. Other Information:
Other Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

Deadline for receipt of tenders is 24/01/2020 at 12:00pm.
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Suitable for VCO: Yes
Procedure Type:OPEN
Period of Work Start date: 17/02/2020
Period of Work End date: 31/03/2020

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