Business Digitising and E-Commerce Support Contract – Essex

Business Digitising and E-Commerce Support Contract – Essex

To deliver digital and e-commerce support that will create and safeguard jobs and support business growth and survival.

Business Digitising and E-Commerce Support

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Business and management consultancy and related services – 79400000

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract

£140,000

Procurement reference

CO0104 – 1

Published date

28 July 2021

Closing date

13 August 2021

Closing time

12pm

Contract start date

11 October 2021

Contract end date

10 October 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

 

This tender is for the business digitising and e-commerce support element of the programme, including cyber security, which will add value to existing provision across North and Mid Essex, enabling more capacity into the system and targeted support.

The aim of this tender is to appoint a specialist organisation to deliver free business digital and e-commerce support across North and Mid Essex.

Essex County Council is managing this procurement on behalf of the NEEB partnership and the five individual contracts will run parallel to one another, under the NEEB Business Support & Skills Programme, with each procurement contracted and managed accordingly.

All bids must demonstrate their ability to deliver proportionately across the NEEB geography and must demonstrate the relevant knowledge, experience and skills required to deliver business digitising and e-commerce support.

This fund is responding directly to the needs of the business community, and it is expected that the programme will be delivered by October 2022.

Bids must demonstrate their ability to build capacity into the programme to continue to deliver business digitising and e-commerce support beyond October 2022 across the NEEB geography.

It is expected that the digitising and e-commerce support programme will align with the other programmes of support under the Business Support & Skills Programme, covering the six local authority geographies of Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Maldon, Tendring and Uttlesford.

The primary purpose of the procurement opportunity is to deliver digital and e-commerce support that will create and safeguard jobs and support business growth and survival across North and Mid Essex.

Digital transformation is key to the recovery of businesses, with the need to switch to online platforms as alternative or additional sales channels. Supporting businesses to safeguard themselves during and post the pandemic is central to the NEEB Business Support & Skills Programme. Business digitisation should allow businesses to innovate and be agile in order to safeguard against any future disruption caused by the pandemic and to enable businesses to maximise opportunities to ensure that they not only survive but thrive. This digital support element of the programme will be required to take its place in the Essex business support landscape and needs to be tailored to address current requirements and demand.

Your tender submission must be submitted to the Authority electronically by publishing through this ITT
CO0104 Business Digitising and E-Commerce Support
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How to apply

 

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Katie Elgie

Address

County Hall
CHELMSFORD
CM1 1QH
England

Telephone

07712356055

Email

katie.elgie@essex.gov.uk