GLIDE Business Support Programme – Buckinghamshire

GLIDE Business Support Programme – Buckinghamshire

Lot 1 – Creative Entrepreneurs Bootcamps. Lot 2 – Business Support.

GLIDE Business Support Programme

Contract summary



  • Business and management consultancy and related services – 79400000
  • Coaching services – 79998000

Location of contract

HP11 2JZ

Value of contract

£25,000 to £40,000

Procurement reference


Published date

19 May 2021

Closing date

25 May 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 July 2021

Contract end date

1 January 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




Buckinghamshire New University is launching GLIDE, a new initiative which aims to generate increased levels of entrepreneurship within the region by consolidating the existing knowledge and expertise and streamlining it to better cater to the needs of individuals wishing to start their own business. By doing so, GLIDE seeks to encourage innovation in the wake of COVID-19 and ultimately invigorate economic development and productivity growth within the region.

GLIDE is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Programme which is designed to create jobs and support innovation, businesses, and local community regeneration.

The GLIDE programme, and subsequently this tender, is split into two lots. Suppliers can submit proposals for both or either lot.

Lot 1 – Creative Entrepreneurs Bootcamps
A series of workshops covering a range of topics aimed at supporting individuals who have a business idea relevant to the creative industries and providing them with the tools, knowledge and encouragement needed to start their own business. The successful supplier will be responsible for organising, managing and running the two virtual Bootcamps, with the first held in July 2021 and the second held in September 2021.

Lot 2 – Business Support
The second stage of the GLIDE programme seeks to support individuals further along in their entrepreneurial journey by providing direct support to a further 60 registered businesses. The successful supplier will be responsible for organising, managing and running the workshops, which we anticipate taking place in late 2021 or early 2022.

Suppliers must be familiar with and comply with ERDF requirements.

Suppliers who would like to take part in this tender process are invited to ‘Express Interest’ here

The documents are anticipated to be published by Wednesday 26th May 2021. When the tender documents have been made available, interested suppliers will receive notification via email and the tender documents can be accessed from the ‘My Tenders’ area of this website, selecting the ‘View Details’ button of this project.

Any questions relating to this tender should be made via correspondence on the website and can be addressed to the main contact.


More information


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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

Veronica Fatemi


High Wycombe
HP11 2JZ
United Kingdom


01494 603184