The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published their Prospectus for the Government 'Towns Fund' in November 2019. This identified that Cornwall Council would be required to take on the role as "Lead Council" for the four towns in Cornwall (Penzance, St Ives, Camborne and Truro) that have been selected to participate in the first tranche of 100 towns that are being considered by Government to benefit from up to £25 million each to help their regeneration via a Town Investment Plan. The Towns Fund is to drive the economic regeneration of towns to deliver long term economic and productivity growth through: • Urban regeneration, planning and land use • Skills and enterprise infrastructure • Connectivity As the "Lead Council" for each Town, Cornwall Council is tasked to provide the necessary support to each Town Deal Board to enable them to form and then to successfully develop a dedicated 'Town Investment Plan' (TIP) through local consultation and stakeholder engagement. The TIPs are to be completed and submitted to Government for consideration by the end of 2020. A dedicated resource has been allocated by the Council to each of the four Towns to undertake the functions of Towns Fund co-ordination. Camborne's Towns Fund Coordinator role has recently become vacant and a decision has been taken not to replace the Towns Fund Coordinator role, rather to commission the remaining key tasks on a task and finish basis through the engagement of a suitably qualified consultant or consultancy. The purpose of this Invitation to Tender is therefore to procure the services of a suitably experienced consultant or consultancy to deliver the following scope of work. Working with the Camborne Town Deal Board to complete the process of developing an appropriate Town Investment Plan in line with Government Guidance. Subject to project/funding agreements, the appointed consultant will also be expected to support the Council/Board/local stakeholders in progressing the delivery of a number of key approved projects. The commission will include; • leading the work required to complete the development of the Camborne Town Investment Plan, including undertaking appropriate community consultation • supporting the commissioning by the client of additional external expertise where necessary (e.g. consultation work, building surveys, architect drawings, etc) • facilitating negotiations with Cornwall Council, local stakeholders, investors and Government officials regarding the detail of the Town Investment Plan • ensuring that the secretariat functions required to support the work of the Camborne Town Deal Board are delivered in line with the processes outlined in the Board's Terms of Reference (utilising the resources of the Town Hub Support Officer). Please see • supporting the work of the Camborne Town Deal Board through the provision of regular reports and papers for discussion at their meetings
Contract value: 35000-35000
Published: 15 Jul 2020, Receipt by: 29 Jul 2020
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