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Invitation to tender: primary qualitative research on the experiences of separated families

Nuffield Family Justice Observatory would like to invite bids for a piece of primary qualitative research focused on the experiences of separated families and their children in Bournemouth and North Wales.

We are looking for a research team to undertake primary research aimed at giving a better understanding of the experiences of the families who use the family courts through private law proceedings, as well as the experiences of families who are dealing with the issues surrounding separation but do not use the Court. We are looking for this research to include direct engagement with children whose parents are or have separated.

Up to £80,000 is available for this research, inclusive of both VAT and all expenses.

The deadline for expressions of interest, along with any clarificatory questions bidders may have, is Friday 12th March, with final proposals to be submitted by Monday, 12th April 2021.

Answers to frequently asked clarificatory questions are available on request for anyone considering applying – to receive these please email

For the full technical specification and marking scheme, please see the invitation to tender documentation.

This invitation to tender is now closed.

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