Requirement for Economic Development Strategy Consultant

Requirement for Economic Development Strategy Consultant

Improve Royal Borough of Greenwich economic performance, including retaining and developing higher quality jobs.

Contract summary


Construction and Real Estate, Printing and Publishing

Location of contract


Value of contract


Published date

12 January 2017

Closing date

30 January 2017

Contract start date

20 February 2017

Contract end date

31 July 2017



The Economic Development Strategy (EDS) is an opportunity to present a snapshot of the borough’s economy, with an analysis of how this could look in the future and what the borough can do to maximise benefits for its residents and businesses, demonstrating the borough’s key assets and its unique selling points. The strategy should sit within the wider London strategic landscape (Mayoral, sub-regional) and be consistent within this context, whilst at the same time providing a Greenwich specific perspective which will articulate the borough’s position and plans and be used to influence policy (for example, lobbying for metropolitan town centre status for Woolwich).

The analysis should be finessed in setting out the different economic functions of different parts of the borough (for example, Greenwich, Eltham and Woolwich town centres, Charlton Riverside). It is intended that the EDS will inform the activity of different functions within the Council such as Employment and Skills, Regeneration, and Planning, deliver additional value (e.g. to the forthcoming Employment Land Review being commissioned by Planning), and provide an action plan for the borough against which Council Members and local residents can monitor future progress.

The EDS will set out key spatial, business investment and skills implications, to show how the Royal Borough of Greenwich can:
• improve its economic performance, including retaining and developing higher quality jobs
• ensure residents maximise access to jobs
• capture its share of growth and/or emerging high value sectors
• encourage start ups and business growth
• maximise income from business rates
• retain sufficient land for employment uses and jobs

The key audiences for the strategy will be:

• Members and officers within the Council to inform the strategic direction of travel; the strategy will primarily be ‘owned’ by the Council, and a delivery action plan will support implementation of the Strategy by the Council. (It is anticipated that engagement with Council members through a minimum of one or two workshop sessions should take place after the stage of baseline analysis).
• Royal Borough of Greenwich stakeholders and partners to enable their engagement with the Strategy; these stakeholders include those in the private, public and voluntary sector (possibly through a small number of one to one consultations or a workshop session).
• As a means of communicating the Council’s plan for economic development to residents and businesses in the Royal Borough: the document will be available on the Council’s website.


About the buyer

Contact name

Linda Highton


The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London
SE18 6HQ



Other information



Economic Development Strategy Specification draft 11th Jan 2017.docx

Key project milestones/outputs Indicative timetable Absolute deadline for receipt tender Midday Monday 30th January Shortlisting of companies W/C Monday 30th January Interviews (in Woolwich) PM on Tuesday 7th February Contract awarded W/C Monday 13th February Inception Meeting W/C 20th February Work commences W/C 20th February Progress Meeting 1 Mid/late March Member workshop 1 Late March/early April Interim Report submission Late April Progress Meetings 2 Late April Member workshop 2 Early/mid May Progress Meeting 3 Early June Draft final Report submission to RBG Mid June Presentation to GMT and Final report Late June/early July Adopted by Full Council July/August Please email tenders and accompanying appendices to Linda Highton on by midday on Monday 30th January. Alternatively, you can deliver hard copies to Linda Highton, Employment and Skills, DRES, Royal Borough of Greenwich, the Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ by the same deadline. Please note we plan to invite organisations for interview PM on 7th February, interviews to be in Woolwich. If you have any queries, please email Linda Highton on


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.


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