SME Business and Finance Support LIncolnshire

SME Business and Finance Support LIncolnshire

The SME Business Growth and Finance project will run from February 2014 until 30th September 2015.

Reference number: PL13.082

Deadline date:03/02/2014

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value:£100,000 – £500,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Lincolnshire,

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? No

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Procurement Lincolnshire


Description of the contract

The SME Business Growth and Finance project will run from February 2014 until 30th September 2015. The programme will be led by Lincolnshire County Council and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2007 – 2013. The overall project will offer bespoke innovation, strategic management and financial support to hard to reach trading business based in the urban and rural PA2 areas (Boston, Lincoln City and East Lindsey) within the County and builds on the success of previous ERDF funded programmes, in addition to working synergistically with newer ERDF projects such as Lincolnshire Supply Chain Initiative, Sustain Lincolnshire Phase 2, Onlincolnshire and the Greater Lincolnshire Coastal Business Development programmes. This procurement exercise will source a delivery partner to provide the strategic business finance 1 to 1 support and workshop element of the programme. The focus will be on strategic planning, investment readiness, operations management, strategic marketing, financial management etc. The provider will also co-manage an SME grant scheme and work with the Communication and PR partner (externally procured) to devise project marketing relating to the strategic business finance support element of the programme.



Classification of the contract

79900000 Miscellaneous business and business-related services

80510000 Specialist training services

80500000 Training services

79990000 Miscellaneous business-related services

79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services

79996000 Business organisation services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – 27

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? Yes : ERDF

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 24/02/2014 – 30/09/2015


Who to contact

Contact name Jena Arnold

Organisation name Procurement Lincolnshire

Address c/o Lincolnshire County Council, Newland, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 1BA

Telephone 01522553649

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