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CO0418 Business Support Services Future Growth Programme 2

Essex County Council

Publication date 16 February 2024, 4:28pm
Contract locations
UKH - East of England
UKH3 - Essex
UK - United Kingdom

Essex County Council (ECC) are seeking to commence procurement in March 2024 to procure an integrated Business Support, Financial Support, Skills Consultancy & Brokerage service. The service, working closely with the Government funded Growth Hub, will help provide the front door for businesses seeking advice and support in the County, enabling them to have the knowledge necessary to achieve growth and prosperity as well as access to business finance. The area covered by the service will be the Ceremonial County of Essex, excluding Southend and Thurrock Unitary Authority areas.
This procurement will be subject to internal governance.
The existing contract for Business Support Services expires on 30th June 2024. The Skills Consultancy and Brokerage service is a new requirement.
The proposed term of the contract will be 21 months. Bids can be from a single organisation, a consortium or a lead entity with sub-contracting; this will be at the supplier’s discretion but is subject to agreement from Essex County Council.
We are proposing tendering as a single lot with 3 main areas of focus:
Focus Area 1 : Business Support Service
Focus Area 2: Financial Support Service
Focus Area 3: Skills Consultancy and Brokerage Service
This Prior Information Notice (PIN) has been issued to the open market to obtain expressions of interest as well as details of indicative bidding model (single supplier, part of a group or consortium or subcontractor).
We are requesting that interested suppliers respond via emailing sam.hadi@essex.gov.uk to confirm their interest, as well as their indicative bidding model.
Responses should be submitted by EOP Friday 23rd February 2024.
Please note this PIN/Early Engagement/Request for Information is not intended as a call for competition and as such you will need to express your interest in any future tender opportunity once the contract notice is published in Find a Tender and on Contracts Finder.

CO0418 Business Support Services Future Growth Programme 2

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