SME Digital Adoption Series – West Sussex

SME Digital Adoption Series – West Sussex

To encourage the adoption of digital technologies by businesses.

SME Digital Adoption Series

Contract summary


  • Business and management consultancy services – 79410000

Location of contract

PO19 1RQ

Value of contract


Procurement reference

WSCC – 032888

Published date

16 June 2021

Closing date

5 July 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

19 July 2021

Contract end date

30 November 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?





West Sussex County Council has committed within its Economy Reset Plan 2020-2024 to maximize the impact of digital infrastructure investment in West Sussex, by promoting and encouraging the take-up of digital technology within West Sussex Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

The County Council and the District and Borough Councils have agreed to work collaboratively on encouraging digital adoption and transformation. This commitment has become more important in the context of the pandemic, and features in partner ‘economic reset / recovery’ plans.

West Sussex is characterised by an SME economy, with 85% of business employing less than 10 people. A recent report from The Entrepreneurs Network (2020) argued that small firms need to make better use of digital technologies to tackle the sluggish productivity seen pre-pandemic, in order to bounce back faster post lockdown.


West Sussex County Council (WSCC) require the delivery of support for SMEs, to encourage the adoption of digital technologies by businesses. It is envisaged that the support will be delivered as a series of webinars, which will be available to any business located in West Sussex, with fewer than 250 employees.

There are 4 Series as part of the requirement, they are:

o Series 1 – Getting online
o Series 2 – Customers & marketing
o Series 3 – Systems & productivity
o Series 4 – Growth, expansion & new products

Bidders can choose to bid and deliver one or all of the Series depending on their skill set and background.


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

James Skilling (WSCC)


West Street
West Sussex
PO19 1RQ
United Kingdom