Training Contract – Selling to the Public Sector

Training Contract – Selling to the Public Sector

Leicester City Council, in partnership with De Montfort University’s Creme (Centre for Research into Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship), are looking for an organisation that can provide training services to SMEs within Leicestershire on how to sell to Public Sector Organisations.

REFERENCE PAN0353

Service Provider – Selling to the Public Sector (PAN0353)
Awarding body Leicester City Council

Est. Start Date: 03/08/2013
Est. End Date: 30/12/2013

Description

Leicester City Council, in partnership with De Montfort University’s Creme (Centre for Research into Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship), are looking for an organisation that can provide training services to SMEs within Leicestershire on how to sell to Public Sector Organisations. The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Higher Education Innovation Fund.

The project aims to support Leicester’s SME sector in particular those from a diverse background. SMEs will receive support through workshops and one to one support by the proposed tenderer/ provider to create access to supply chain opportunities and help aspiring businesses develop and grow.

Previous Experience and Knowledge

Experience
•Demonstrable experience of delivering a highly successful business support programme with the corporate/public sector for supplier diversity.
•Direct experience of developing business owners from diverse backgrounds to take up the support opportunity.
•A high success rate in delivering ERDF outputs, “Number of businesses assisted to improve performance” through 2 days support and “Number of businesses improving performance”.
•Experience of delivering support for the development of business ideas in SMEs and diverse SMEs.
•Experience of collaborating with Higher Education organisations such as CREME to deliver peer to peer learning experience.
•Experience of working on real business projects with entrepreneurs in particular diverse entrepreneurs.

Knowledge
•Detailed knowledge of previous delivery relating to supplier diversity and the Enterprise Diversity Alliance (EDA) Programme in other regions.
•Understanding of knowledge exchange process between higher education and small diverse enterprises.
•Demonstrate understanding of the requirements of trading with large firms.
•Be able to use Knowledge Transfer activities to meet ERDF output requirements.
•Knowledge of working with ERDF funded and HEIF funded programmes.

For a detailed specification please find the specification document attached with this advert.

Please complete the Method Statement and the Selection Questionnaire and return to procurementquotations@leicester.gov.uk in order to be considered for this work.

Only proposals responding to the Method Statement and the Selection Questionnaire will be accepted. However, any supporting documents will be considered.

This should be returned by 17.00hrs on 29/07/2013 at the very latest.

Organisations are asked to regularly check this opportunity on Source Leicestershire for any updates. Any advertised opportunity might be updated or removed at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

Applicants should note that due to the technicality of the software package being used to create this advert, this Opportunity will become “invisible” at midnight, 28/07/2013. Applicants are therefore requested to save all documentation relating to this Opportunity locally.
 

Associated Documents

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Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Quotation
Estimated ValueText Description
Category
CPV codes
Suitable for SME YES

Document Available Until

29 July 2013

11 days

Submission Return By

29 July 2013

11 days

Contact Details

Leicester City Council
Melody Mapfumo, tel No: 0116 252 7118
New Walk Centre,
Welford Place,
Leicester LE1 6ZG

This contract is being managed by Leicester City Council . To request documentation contact procurementquotations@leicester.gov.uk