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AHDB has a template for its contract for the purchase of goods and services. AHDB also has templates for Research Funding Agreements (two party and multi party). These may be updated at any time by publication on this website and contracts are made applying the version current at the time of contracting. Suppliers are responsible for keeping themselves aware of changes. The current version applies from August 2015. Previous versions can be obtained on request to the Legal Adviser at



AHDB publishes contract opportunities over 25,000 on Contracts Finder. This is where suppliers can search for contract information on goods and services across the public sector. Suppliers are encouraged to register on Contracts Finder:

Current opportunities on Contracts Finder


Contract opportunities may also be advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) if the contract value exceeds financial thresholds (currently 173,000).

However research and development (R&D) opportunities do not always have to be advertised in this way and may be found below.



AHDB Potatoes Research Call ? Integrating Potato Agronomy and Storage

Industry priorities relating to agronomy and storage continue to be recognised by AHDB Potatoes and are incorporated into the Research and Innovation Strategy (2015-2020). A requirement was identified for an integrated programme of research which further explores the relationships between agronomy regimes and the implications for storage and the tuber quality delivered to the end user. It was also recognised that there was not always sufficient empirical information on field agronomy and environmental variables that may be able to inform storage practice and storage potential, or that may retrospectively provide evidence to explain storage issues.

The aim of this call is to commission integrative, outcome focussed, agronomy and storage research which address the following priorities:

  • The impact of seed storage practices on the performance of the daughter crop/quality of daughter tubers to meet end-user requirements.
  • The impact of field agronomy/environmental factors on the incidence of physiological conditions e.g. blackheart, and dormancy and sprouting.
  • The impact of field agronomy/environmental factors on the resilience to storage disease.
  • Review of information on chitting technology, including LED lighting, which might be more effective and reduce the cost of chitting.

For more information and to apply, please click here. The closing date for applications is 12 noon, 18 July 2016.



In line with Government requirements, AHDB has published information regarding contracts and frameworks over 25,000 in value that have been awarded since 1/5/2011. To view this information please download the document below.

Contracts Register - June 2016.xls (Excel document)

Contracts Register - June 2016.csv (csv document)

The register will be updated frequently and will include any new contracts that have been agreed.

Should you require more information, please email Procurement on

AHDB will be procuring other supplies and services. These will also be added to this site.



AHDB’s levy money can only be used in accordance with EU State aid rules. Various schemes covering such activities have been submitted to the European Commission, which enforces the rules. The schemes are described in the links below.