AHDB is firmly committed to openness, fairness and transparency in selecting all of its suppliers of goods and services. It must do this as a matter of law under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, and this approach will also enable us to develop a ‘most economically advantageous’ supply system and maximise our use of levy funds.

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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



You are required to complete a standard AHDB proposal form for funding requests for Research and/or KE activities that do not fall under the procurement of goods and services. A complete set of guidelines and the relevant proposal forms are found below, please download them and submit them to on completion.



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

Supply of Laboratory Quality Testing

Parliamentary Monitoring Services

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 Horticulture Cross Panel Research and Development and Knowledge Transfer Call for Proposals: Review of Bacterial pathogens of economic importance to UK crops

Purpose/Primary Objective

A wide range of UK crops are affected by bacterial pathogens. AHDB wish to commission a review to collate information on the most economically important of these, and an evaluation the most up-to-date literature for control options.

The review output will be used by AHDB to shape future work on disease management of crops.


The review should cover all crops for which AHDB collect a levy across Horticulture, Cereals & Oilseeds and Potatoes. Notable exceptions are: vines, hops and sugar beet which are beyond the scope of this review.

Bacterial pathogens of seed, propagation, glasshouse, field and storage components of the crop production system for crops should be included.

Bacterial contaminants of crops which have potential impact on human health are beyond the scope of this review.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

The deadline for receipt of submissions is 30/01/2016



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 - November 2016 (Excel document)

Contracts Register - November 2016 (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.