Public Sector Network Tender Alert


DigitalCity: Darlington and Hartlepool Satellite Animateur - Invitation to Quote

As part of the 2012-15 Garages to Global ERDF project, DigitalCity Business is focusing extending its activities across the whole of the Tees Valley, and is currently agreeing the detail in this regard with the Tees Valley councils. At the same time and to expedite project ramp up, DCB is conducting a procurement exercise for a number of services, including this invite to quote. We expect to receive full confirmation of the agreements with the local authorities imminently, but applicants should be aware that the contract on offer is subject to the agreements being confirmed, and all application work is done at the applicant’s own risk. DigitalCity Business [DCB] is the business driver for DigitalCity: its mission is to create a successful, vibrant and sustainable digital and creative supercluster in the Tees Valley. One of DCB’s tasks within this overall remit is to deliver cluster development activities across the Tees Valley, with a new and special focus on satellite activity in Darlington, Hartlepool, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton. It would now like to invite quotes for the role of animateur for the Darlington and Hartlepool satellites, which will involve extensive working in and around the localities, with additional work at DCB’s office in Boho One, Middlesbrough. The post is being offered as a freelance contract up to the 31st March 2015: it anticipated it will require a commitment of approximately one to two days a week, irregular hours, and evening and weekend work to support activities being driven by the satellite initiative. Key activities will be - • Acting as the satellite’s ‘animateur’ or ‘evangelist’ to drive take-up and engagement with the satellite initiative by – • Digital and creative businesses in the borough • Businesses in key ‘non-digital’ sectors that can benefit from the ‘digital advantage’ • Other enterprise channels [for example schools and colleges] • Promoting the DigitalCity culture of openness, networks, cooperation and collaboration • Being DigitalCity’s ‘eyes and ears’ to help ensure the satellite initiative is responsive and alert to needs, developments and feedback, in order to deliver as effectively and efficiently as possible • Helping to organise satellite events, surgeries and workshops • Driving the take-up of DigitalCity cluster membership, DCB’s products and services, and contributing to their the ongoing development The animateur needs these key abilities - • Excellent organisational skills • Excellent person-to-person skills • Genuine track record and experience in the digital and/or creative area • Personal business experience in the digital and creative sectors • Ability to work independently, including setting and meeting deadlines • Ambition • The ability to fit in with a hard-working, results-focused DCB team: in this regard – • The animateur will have targets, set in response to local conditions, and which will include [but not be limited to] digital and creative businesses engaged, cluster membership take-up, service and product take-up, colleges engaged, and non-digital businesses engaged • The right prior knowledge, track record and experience of DigitalCity could be an advantage, but is not mandatory The successful candidate will most likely have either a degree in an appropriate field, or equivalent experience. The total value of the contract will not exceed £20,000, with the animateur being engaged on an ‘as needed by DCB’ basis: applicants will be required as part of the application to state one day-rate, which must accommodate both work during normal and out-of-office working hours. If you wish to apply for this role please send – • Your CV, together with - • A short explanation as to why you would be ideal for the role. It should be no more than two sides A4, single spaced, 10pt type, and be in either .doc, .docx or .pdf form • One clearly stated day rate for your work • Confirmation that this day rate takes into account the requirement to work during normal and out-of-office working hours, including evenings and weekends Your proposals must be submitted by email to the email address shown below. Please ensure the subject line of the email returning the quotation includes the quotation reference number MBC000159 Without this number the e-quotations system will not accept the quotation. The closing date for submissions is 12 noon, 7th December 2012. If you require any further information prior to submitting your proposal please contact Dan Watson at DigitalCity Business [].

Ref: MBC000159,


Dan Watson

Contract value: 20000.00GBP

Published: 22 Nov 2012, Receipt by: 7 Dec 2012