The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is inviting suppliers to tender for the contract for providing the UK's 'National Anti-Doping Panel' (the body that makes decisions on disputes relating to anti-doping) and supporting panel administration services from 1st April 2011 - 31st March 2014.
An athlete that is charged with an anti-doping rule violation has the right to a fair hearing. The hearing process addresses whether an anti-doping rule violation was committed and, if so, the appropriate consequences. Depending on the applicable anti-doping rules, it is likely that the hearing will be held before the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP).
The NADP is a national tribunal and appeals body in the UK, entirely independent of sporting Governing Bodies and UK Anti-Doping, and as such, any decision on the appointment of the supplier rests solely with the DCMS.
For more information please visit the DCMS website.