Business Support and Mentoring – East of England

Dynamic Purchasing System for Business Support and Mentoring.

Create Growth DPS

Contract summary



  • Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security – 79000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference

IT-37-791-PURCON 1056

Published date

3 November 2022

Closing date

31 March 2025

Closing time


Contract start date

1 July 2025

Contract end date

2 July 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




The UEA wishes to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the delivery of specialist business support and mentoring to SMEs in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough participating in the Create Growth Investment Readiness and Business Support Programme. The Dynamic Purchasing System will be made up of a pool of people with knowledge, experience and skills to help growth stage creative businesses achieve their growth aspirations.

Create Growth is a 2.5 year business support programme funded by the Department for Digital, Culture and Sport (DCMS), led by New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (NALEP) and Greater Cambridgeshire and Greater Peterborough Combined Authority (GCGP) and delivered by the University of East Anglia (UEA) with delivery partners Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), University of Suffolk (UoS) and Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) . Create Growth is a programme of specialised investment readiness and business support for Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough based creative businesses with high growth aspirations.

The Create Growth Investment Readiness and Business Support Programme is for SMEs in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough who are preparing to take on investment to develop and grow their business. The Investment Readiness and Business Support Programme is being delivered by the University of East Anglia, alongside delivery partners ARU, UoS and NUA. It will run until March 2025 and will see four cohorts of businesses taken through a programme of one to one advisor support, mentoring, seminars, round table sessions, pitching cycles, networking events and tailor made professional support to get them in the best shape to take on investment of any type or size to grow their business.

UEA is seeking interest from suitably qualified and experienced individuals from a wide range of backgrounds to form a pool of experienced professionals who can mentor and work with businesses to help them reach their full potential. This may be as little as a half hour phone call to a series of meetings with an individual company, or engagement with a number of businesses with similar needs in a workshop setting.

No work is guaranteed.


More information


Additional text
You can view the procurement pack and apply for admission to the DPS through In-tend, our e-procurement system. It is free of charge and can be found at

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No


How to apply


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


About the buyer


Contact name

Claire Woodcroft


Norwich Research Park
United Kingdom


01603 592728