Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Tender Opportunity: Workshops To Support Business Growth, Competitiveness & Profitability

Background and aims We have a need to procure a pool of providers to deliver tactical workshops to Cumbrian SMEs as part of intensive business support programmes aimed at enhancing their growth, competitiveness and profitability. We are looking, within the pool, for a range of topics and for providers to facilitate and present half and full day workshops across Cumbria in line with client needs and interests. Proposals are welcome from individuals and from organisations. Specific requirements A range of tactical workshops, tailored to suit the needs of Cumbrian SMEs, to be offered as part of intensive support to: • ERDF eligible businesses (in essence most B2B SMEs) through the ERDF Growth Hub project • Non ERDF eligible businesses through the Cumbria LEP growth hub service and Growth Hub provision funded by local authorities (primarily retail, consumer services, agriculture, visitor economy and nuclear) Note: there are also opportunities to work with the Chamber on its commercial offer, Chamber Business Solutions, which we may approach you separately about. You will be required to: • Design and deliver your workshop(s) and any supporting materials, branded in line with Chamber/Growth Hub, ERDF and other funder requirements, to be delivered in suitable venues anywhere in the county • Ensure clients participating in the workshops fully and correctly complete all relevant project paperwork • Work with the Growth Hub to generate interest in attending the workshops and engage businesses in signing up to support • Ensure a highly professional service which meets the needs of participants and partners and contributes to the projects' overall targets. Topics, locations and timings will be in line with identified client needs and interests. Venue and refreshment costs will normally be arranged and paid for by the Growth Hub. If your proposal includes venue and refreshments please make this clear and explain your reasoning. Content of submission Your submission should cover as a minimum: • Title, brief description, outline of content and any target audience of the workshop(s) being offered, rationale, proposed outcomes • Description of your delivery methodology • Demonstration of sufficient, suitably experienced/qualified staff resources, including CVs for all staff involved in the management and delivery of the workshops • Track record and relevant experience including examples of similar work and at least two relevant referees • Pricing, what it includes and the number of participants which could be accommodated per workshop • An outline of any other contracts you have which may impact on your ability to deliver these workshops, and how this will be managed Topics and locations in line with identified client needs and interests.


Suzanne Caldwell
Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, Broadacre House, 16-20 Lowther St
0845 226 0040

Contract value: 10000-20000

Published: 12 Jun 2017, Receipt by: 23 Jun 2017