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1. Title: GB-London: 102096 - Press Sector Financial Research
2. Awarding Authority:
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
100 Parliament Street, Westminster, London, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
Tel. +4420 7211 6000, Email:, URL:
Contact: DCMS Commercial, Attn: DCMS Commercial
3. Contract Type: Services
Sub Type: Research and development services.

4. Description: Research services. DCMS requires a research project to:

1) Examine costs, revenues, assets, and liabilities of individual firms and analyse findings at an aggregate level. Provide a short overall analysis of what can be inferred about financial sustainability of the sector from these findings.

2) Examine how the issues considered in (1) change over time and across different sub-sectors. More information is provided below.

3) Provide an initial analysis of the impact of Covid-19 on the sector and a discussion of how the crisis may alter financial dynamics analysed in (1) and (2).

The primary aspects of the research will be (1) and (2), with the third section a shorter and more prospective discussion given limitations surrounding an analysis of Covid-19 impacts. The findings of this analysis will be presented through a final report and presentation.

The project will be used to inform the Government¿s press sustainability policy in the context of structural decline and the Covid-19 crisis. The detailed financial analysis it provides will be used to aid the design of future interventions in the sector.
5. CPV Codes:
73110000 - Research services.

6. NUTS Codes :

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: LONDON,
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority: 102096
9. Estimated Value of Requirement: Category J: 25K to 50K
Currency: GBP
10. Deadline for Expression of Interest: 13/11/2020 12:00:00
11. Address to which they must be sent:
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.
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Suitable for VCO: Yes
Procedure Type:OPEN
Period of Work Start date: 27/11/2020
Period of Work End date: 31/03/2021
Is this a Framework Agreement?: no

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