Graduate Recruitment to SMEs

Graduate Recruitment to SMEs

Contract value:£0 – £19,000. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Reference number: BIS/RBU/005/2012

Deadline date:08/06/2012

This deadline is for… closing date for Expressions of Interests. The closing time for Expressions is strictly 3pm.

Contract value:£0 – £19,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Sheffield The project manager is based in Sheffield, however the contractor can be based anywhere in the UK.

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: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills


Description of the contract

There is an increasing body of evidence showing that under-developed management skills and capacities are one of the most important constraints on SME performance and growth. There is also good evidence that graduates can bring desirable skills to the workplace. However, graduate recruitment into SMEs is, proportionately low given the scale and net contribution of the SME private sector. There is also evidence that suggests market failures on both sides of the market


Classification of the contract

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy 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: 25/06/2012 – 31/08/2012


Who to contact

Contact name Carole Hobson

Organisation name Business, Innovation and Skills

Address 2 St Pauls’ Place, 125 Norfolk Row, Sheffield, S1 2FJ

Telephone 0114 207 5120

Extension number:


Web address


How to apply

All queries and questions should be directed to Expressions of Interest should be submitted by 3pm on 8 th June to