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.

Please click here for AHDB's Terms and Conditions.

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 may publish 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:


  • A data analysis project to assess the correlation between the current level of risk management planning on farm and the intended actions to improve - please click here for more information. Deadline for receipt of submissions: 27 February 2018


  • A comprehensive review of the current knowledge of the Meloidogyne species that pose a threat to potato production in GB - please click here for more information. Deadline for receipt of submissions: 12 noon, 8 March 2018


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.



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 - Updated January 2018 (Excel document)

Contracts Register - Updated January 2018 (csv document)

The register will be updated quarterly 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.