Business Support Services Tender – Essex

Business Support Services Tender – Essex

The new service will support Essex businesses to innovate and diversify as well as providing the best possible support to mitigate impacts and exploit opportunities arising from the Covid-19 crisis.

Business Support Services

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Business and management consultancy and related services – 79400000

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract

£900,000

Procurement reference

COO0071

Published date

17 March 2021

Closing date

19 April 2021

Closing time

12pm

Contract start date

1 July 2021

Contract end date

30 June 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

 

In response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, ECC have developed
an Economic Recovery Programme of work to support the economy through to 2023. The
recovery plan places a clear priority on establishing a new ECC business support service to
be in operation by July 2021.The supplier will deliver a clear programme of business support
to ensure the safeguarding of businesses and jobs impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and
provide high-quality provision that will enable business and jobs growth in key sectors
important to Essex’s economy, in turn helping to increase the prosperity and productivity of
Essex. The new service will support Essex businesses to innovate and diversify as well as
providing the best possible support to mitigate impacts and exploit opportunities arising
from the Covid-19 crisis, the EU exit and the Green Growth Agenda. Business Support forms
an intrinsic part of the delivery of ECC’s Organisation Strategy 2017-21, aiming to “enable
Essex firms in high-growth sectors to consolidate and expand, by providing advice”. The
supplier will deliver a Business Support service on behalf of ECC. The supplier will deliver the
service across the Essex area excluding the Unitary Authorities of Southend Borough
Council and Thurrock Council, running for a period of two years, commencing 1st July 2021.
Bids can be from a single organisation, a consortium or a lead entity with sub-contracting;
this will be at the supplier’s discretion.

 

How to apply

 

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

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Yamini Monks

Address

County Hall
CHELMSFORD
CM1 1QH
England

Email

yamini.monks@essex.gov.uk