We are firmly committed to openness, fairness and transparency in selecting all of our suppliers of goods and services. 
We 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.

View our Goods and Services Terms and conditions contract for more information.

Click below to access the Research Funding page and associated documents.

    Active invitations to tender for goods and services

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

    Contract opportunities that exceed £213,477 will also be advertised on the UK’s public procurement e-notification system - Find a Tender Service.

    You can also browse AHDB's tendering opportunities and manage your tender activity (registration is required) via Defra's e-tendering site

    Where possible AHDB will buy common goods and services through “agreements” put in place by Crown Commercial Services (CCS) – this is the government's commercial team. You can search tender opportunities to find out how to become a public sector supplier

    Our standard goods and services contract can be downloaded below. The contract template may be updated at any time by publication on this website, it is the suppliers' responsibility to keep themselves aware of any changes. 

    Previous versions can be obtained on request to the Legal Adviser at

    State aid

    The levy money we collect 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 Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Support Scheme