Business Support Contract Southwark

Business Support Contract Southwark

In June 2019 Southwark Council agreed to establish the Southwark Pioneers Fund to deliver our Council Plan commitment to invest in Southwark’s entrepreneurs of the future.

Contract summary

Industry

  • Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security – 79000000
  • Other community, social and personal services – 98000000

Location of contract

London

Value of contract

£400k

Published date

18 November 2019

Closing date

20 December 2019

Contract start date

27 April 2020

Contract end date

26 April 2022

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

In June 2019 Southwark Council agreed to establish the Southwark Pioneers Fund (SPF) to deliver our Council Plan commitment to invest in Southwark’s entrepreneurs of the future. The underpinning aims of the SPF are to drive inclusive growth by supporting the creation or scale-up of commercial and social enterprises (including revenue-raising charities) that will:

• Widen the diversity of people who own and lead enterprises in Southwark: Those from diverse backgrounds will be better able to access the support they need to start and grow their business or charity.
• Increase access to a range of quality job opportunities which are fairly paid and sustainable, apprenticeships and paid internships.
• Support Southwark enterprises to generate wider social or environmental value outcomes that support delivery of Southwark Council Plan commitments and/ or Southwark Council Common purpose outcomes.

The SPF is comprised of three independent but complimentary programmes (the Grants programme, Loans and Business Support). This tender is in respect of the business support programme which aims to support local enterprises to survive, thrive and grow. In particular, those receiving funding from SPF grants and loans or those who are seeking investment from SPF or elsewhere.

The council is seeking to procure a package of support including the following activities:

• Tailored business support on a range of topics
• Support with access to funding and affordable workspace
• Coordination of in kind support offers including the development of a mentoring programme
• Development of a network of those receiving support via the SPF

The business support offer should develop local enterprises, enhance our entrepreneurship ecosystem, and drive inclusive growth.

 

About the buyer

Contact name

Libby Dunstan

Address

Southwark Council
160 Tooley Street
London
SE1 2QH
England

Telephone

+44 20 7525 3532

Email

libby.dunstan@southwark.gov.uk

 

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.