Business Grant Schemes Leicester

Business Grant Schemes Leicester

Leicester City Council Economic Regeneration Team are looking for Service Providers who can support Small to Medium Sized Enterprises in developing good quality grant applications for submission to Leicester City Council’s “Enterprising Leicester” Grant project.

Business Grant Schemes within Leicester City Council’s “Enterprising Leicester” Project

Reference number: TAN0026

Deadline date:21/06/2013

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value:£100,000 – £500,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Leicester Leicester,

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Leicester City Council

 

Description of the contract

Leicester City Council Economic Regeneration Team are looking for Service Providers who can support Small to Medium Sized Enterprises in developing good quality grant applications for submission to Leicester City Council’s “Enterprising Leicester” Grant project. This project is part-funded under the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007-13 (ERDF). Project Overview The Enterprising Leicester Business Grant Schemes will provide support for both start-up and existing businesses looking to develop and grow. It will support a total of 305 SMEs (165 start-up grants / 140 existing business grants). Grants will be available from £1,000 – £15,000 and require 50% match funding from the SMEs. The Overall Enterprise Leicester project will be managed by the Business Grants Manager within Leicester City Council. This tender is specifically seeking service providers to engage and work with SME’s to develop good quality grant applications for submission to the Grants Manager for review by the grant award panel. A tender document and the funding agreement for organisations wishing to apply can be found at the following link: http://www.sourceleicestershire.co.uk/contracts/show/id/8397. Organisations must submit their expression of interest to the Contact Officer by 29th May 2013 to: lisa.brownbridge@leicester.gov.uk, if they wish to submit a tender. Any queries about the tender documents or Tendering Certificate which may affect the preparation of the tender shall be raised without delay (with the above Contact Officer) by 5th June 2013. Submission of documentation should be to: procurementquotations@leicester.gov.uk quoting reference Business Grant Schemes within Leicester City Council’s “Enterprising Leicester” project in the subject line.

 

Documents

Classification of the contract

79900000 Miscellaneous business and business-related services

75100000 Administration services

75112000 Administrative services for business operations

79990000 Miscellaneous business-related services

75112100 Administrative development project services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – 11

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria below:

Priority Description of criteria Percentage weighting
1 Quality 100.00

Estimated length of contract: 22/07/2013 – 30/06/2015

 

Who to contact

Contact name Lisa Brownbidge

Organisation name Leicester City Council

Address New Walk Centre, Welford Place, LEICESTER, LE1 6ZG

Telephone 01162528923

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How to apply

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. Response Address: Lisa Brownbridge procurementquotations@leicester.gov.uk