Creative Industry Finance Pilot Programme Evaluation

Creative Industry Finance Pilot Programme Evaluation

Contract value:£20,000 – £30,000. The primary objectives of the programme are to: • improve the financial profile/lending history of creative industry SMEs with growth potential, enabling them to attract further investment from the private sector, thereby becoming more sustainable as independent enterprises.

Reference number: ACE-2012-12

Deadline date:30/11/2012

This deadline is for… submission of tenders

Contract value:£20,000 – £30,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: London

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Arts Council England

 

Description of the contract

The principle aims of the Creative Industry Finance programme are to: • provide access to finance for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operating within the cultural/creative industries, enabling business growth and supporting talent development • improve the business skills and commercial experience of SMEs operating within the cultural/creative industries The primary objectives of the programme are to: • improve the financial profile/lending history of creative industry SMEs with growth potential, enabling them to attract further investment from the private sector, thereby becoming more sustainable as independent enterprises • provide an evidence base for the demand and effectiveness of loan finance as an alternative to grant funding for commercially viable cultural and creative industry enterprises This investment supports the Arts Council’s current priority for strengthening and exploring new business models in the arts as part of its 10 year strategic plan for ensuring that the arts are sustainable, resilient and innovative.

 

Classification of the contract

73300000 Design and execution of research and development

73200000 Research and development consultancy services

73100000 Research and experimental development services

92500000 Library, archives, museums and other cultural services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

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 stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 15 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Mary-Alice Stack

Organisation name Arts Council England

Address 14 Great Peter Street, London, SW1P 3NQ

Telephone 02079736503

Extension number:

Fax

Web address www.artscouncil.org.uk

 

How to apply

Please download the invitation to tender document, ref: ACE-2012-012, and return your tender proposals as per the instructions enclosed. Please note the deadline for tender proposals, including all documentation e.g. completed tender supplier appraisal form, is 17:00hrs, Friday 30 November 2012 to the address provided. Any tender delivered after that time for any reason may be discounted.