Research into Design Principles Crown Commercial Service Tender Closes 20th February

How to apply Instructions to Potential Providers: 

Potential Providers must first be registered on the Crown Commercial Service e-Sourcing Suite in order to respond to the Procurement. If you have not yet registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, this can be done online at by following the link ‘Register for CCS e-Sourcing’. 

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so at the Invitation to Tender stage. Potential Providers should note that it could take up to 10 working days to obtain a DUNS number. 
Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at: 

Once you have registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, you will need to express your interest by emailing 
Your email must clearly state: 
– name/reference of this procurement 
– the name of the registered supplier; and 
– the name and contact details 

Crown Commercial Service will then process your registration and assign your organisation to the opportunity. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done. 

It is advised however that Potential Providers register as soon as practically possible in order to receive the Invitation to Tender and have a sufficient amount of time to respond. Crown Commercial Service is not able to offer any extensions to the advertised procurement timetable. 

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact the 
Freephone: 0345 010 3503 

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