Consultancy Business Support – Investment Readiness Tender

Consultancy Business Support – Investment Readiness Tender

University of Chester wishes to commission consultancy services to deliver business support in investment readiness to leaders and managers in existing or pre start high growth businesses.

Consultancy Business Support: Investment Readiness- Tender for ERDF X03120PR
University Of Chester

Contract summary

Industry

Finance and Related Services

Location of contract

North West

Value of contract (£)

£30,000

Published date

10 April 2015

Closing date

27 April 2015

Contract start date

04 May 2015

Contract end date

30 June 2015

Description

In order to support the delivery of the High Growth Centre ERDF project, the High Growth Centre at Thornton Science Park, University of Chester wishes to commission consultancy services to deliver business support in investment readiness to leaders and managers in existing or pre start high growth businesses in the advanced manufacturing, engineering, environment and automotive sectors, as part of an ERDF project, to be delivered by 30th June 2015. The support should enable companies to understand investment readiness and equip them to successfully move towards investment. The project is in receipt of ERDF grant funding to support the delivery of the programme and is therefore working to a limited budget. The support is required to take the form of one to multiple attendees sessions and subsequently 1:1 business support if needed. We have a particular need to target new (pre start) businesses therefore consultants should demonstrate they have ability to tailor activity to this client group. The appointed consultant/s will be required to provide Investment Readiness consultancy services that will include the following suggested areas: • Investor Presentations • Financial Promotions • A Lawyers Guide to Investment • Types of Funding • Financial Promotions • Debt and Equity Lending • Operational Businesses • Pitch Presentations • Due Diligence • EIS and Tax Guidance • Tax Guidelines • What Happens Next / Action Planning

About the buyer

Address

University of Chester

Parkgate Road

Chester

CH1 4BJ

England

Email

procurement@chester.ac.uk

Website

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofchester

Other information

Attachments

The project is in receipt of ERDF grant funding to support the delivery of the programme and is therefore working to a limited budget. Requirements for consultancy hours, contract values and timescales for contract start and end dates are approximate. Full details and award criteria are stated within the tender documents. To apply and to participate in this tender opportunity, all applicants must register on the “in-tend” e-tendering portal to access the tender documents. Please note that where you may have previously registered with In-Tend, please ensure that your registration does include being registered to view opportunities for the University of Chester. Registration to this site is free for suppliers. Once registered, please download the quotation documents. These must be completed and returned together with any supporting documents via the In-Tend e-tendering portal by 10.00am, Monday 27th April 2015 – www.in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofchester. There is Help/Guidance on how to use the supplier site on the ‘Help’ section of the site. Alternatively, for technical questions, In-tend Support can help suppliers and is open Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays) – 0845 557 8079 / 0114 407 0065 / support@in-tend.co.uk.

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided

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