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T2408 Northern Ireland Enterprise Support Service ‘NIESS’ Subject Matters Experts and Sector Experts

Belfast City Council

Publication date 4 April 2024, 10:56am
Contract location
UKN - Northern Ireland
Awarded supplier(s) Belfast Metropolitan College, MnTech, South Eastern Regional College, MnTech, Flax & Teal Ltd, Belfast Metropolitan College, Belfast Metropolitan College, MnTech, Profile Tree, Excalibur Press, Flax & Teal Ltd, MnTech, Belfast Metropolitan College, BD Consultancy Ltd, Belfast Metropolitan College, Catherine Kane Associates, Core Consulting, Core Impact, Doherty Consulting Ltd, Excalibur Press, Global Education NI Ltd, Horizon Two Six Ltd, i2 Total Marketing Ltd, P&Z Consulting Ltd, Sandra Young, SMT Solutions, South Eastern Regional College, M Carlin Consulting, Admor Business Solutions, BD Consultancy Ltd, Enterprise North West, Horizon Two Six Ltd, Ross Boyd (Belfast) Limited, South Eastern Regional College, P&Z Consulting Ltd, Horizon Two Six Ltd, Core Consulting, Doherty Consulting Ltd, Admor Business Solutions, Belfast Metropolitan College, Diamond Consulting, BD Consultancy Ltd, Insight Mystery Shopping, Rory Clifford, Xcell Innovation Technology Ltd, 3Fore Consulting Ltd, Excalibur Press, Improve Your Business, Anaeko, Belfast Metropolitan College, Core Consulting, Celsio, Dark Red Design, Doherty Consulting Ltd, Horizon Two Six Ltd, P&Z Consulting Ltd, South Eastern Regional College, Xcell Innovation Technology Ltd, Core Consulting, Diamond Consulting, Doherty Consulting Ltd, Enterprise North West, Excalibur Press, Global Education NI Ltd, McCormick Communications, Profile Tree, South Eastern Regional College, Xcell Innovation Technology Ltd, BD Consultancy Ltd, Core Consulting, Devlin Associates, Diamond Consulting, Doherty Consulting Ltd, EMD Consulting, Global Education NI Ltd, i2 Total Marketing Ltd, Specialist Export Solutions Ltd, Xcell Innovation Technology Ltd, Core Consulting, Doherty Consulting Ltd, i2 Total Marketing Ltd, Specialist Export Solutions Ltd, AD Sustainability, Belfast Metropolitan College, Climate Essentials, Doherty Consulting Ltd, McCormick Communications, Belfast Metropolitan College, Counter Digital, Doherty Consulting Ltd, Enterprise North West, Excalibur Press, Flax & Teal Ltd, MnTech, Profile Tree, South Eastern Regional College, Xcell Innovation Technology Ltd, Close Focus, Core Consulting, Diamond Consulting, EMD Consulting, Enterprise North West, Global Education NI Ltd, Belfast Metropolitan College, Core Consulting, Doherty Consulting Ltd, Enterprise North West, Excalibur Press, Improve Your Business, Sandra Young, Belfast Metropolitan College, Doherty Consulting Ltd, Enterprise North West, Excalibur Press, Sandra Young, Venture Folk Ltd, Xcell Innovation Technology Ltd, Young Enterprise NI, BD Consultancy Ltd, Celsio, Core Consulting, Diamond Consulting, Doherty Consulting Ltd, Enterprise North West, P&Z Consulting Ltd, Belfast Metropolitan College, Counter Digital, Excalibur Press, i2 Total Marketing Ltd, Improve Your Business, MnTech, Profile Tree, Rory Clifford, Belfast Metropolitan College, Counter Digital, i2 Total Marketing Ltd, P&Z Consulting Ltd, Place Solutions, Specialist Export Solutions Ltd, Core Consulting, i2 Total Marketing Ltd, Belfast Metropolitan College, Catherine Kane Associates, Doherty Consulting Ltd, Excalibur Press, i2 Total Marketing Ltd, MnTech, Specialist Export Solutions Ltd, Catherine Kane Associates, Close Focus, Core Consulting, Doherty Consulting Ltd, Excalibur Press, Catherine Kane Associates, Close Focus, Core Consulting, Counter Digital, Devlin Associates, Diamond Consulting, Excalibur Press, i2 Total Marketing Ltd, Improve Your Business, Insight Mystery Shopping, McCormick Communications, Place Solutions, Profile Tree, SMT Solutions, AD Sustainability, Core Consulting, Excalibur Press, i2 Total Marketing Ltd, McCormick Communications, Catherine Kane Associates, BD Consultancy Ltd, Devlin Associates, EMD Consulting, Excalibur Press, i2 Total Marketing Ltd
Total value £178

The Local Authorities in Northern Ireland have developed a new enterprise support service
‘ESS’ which aims to put in place a more ambitious approach to the delivery of start-up and
growth support which seeks to revamp the current offer and increase the number, survival
and growth rates of new businesses across the region. The service aims to provide a set of
connected ESS where individuals, entrepreneurs or businesses can access a continuum of
support to meet their needs, aligned with the relevant stage of their business.
Given the varying needs of the individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses that will likely
engage with this service across the business lifecycle, the Local Authorities have identified a
need to put in place a framework which will:
• Be proactive and flexible to address market needs.
• Incentivise market development activity.
• Provide a core programme of service delivery across the region.
– Provide access to specialists in certain sectors / target groups.
• Be flexible in responding to future variability in demand and funding.
• Provide quality services that meet user needs; and
• Support the Local Authorities strategic ambitions aligned with The Northern Ireland Draft
Programme for Government, 10x Economy – Northern Ireland’s Decade of Innovation,
Economy 2030, draft Green Growth Strategy for Northern Ireland, Invest NI’s forward
business plans, the City/Growth deals, and inclusive growth focus of the individual Council
community plans.
The NIESS will comprise the following three frameworks/ contracts which are being procured separately:
i. NIESS Framework A (preferred Contractors) – Growth and Scaling;
ii. NIESS Framework A (preferred Contractors) – Engage and Foundation; and
iii. NIESS Framework B (Subject Matter Experts and Sector Experts);
This procurement relates to the NIESS Framework B (Subject Matter Experts and Sector
Experts).
The other 10 Local Authorities (Contract Users) included are:
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
Ards and North Down Borough Council
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
Derry City and Strabane District Council
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council – Enniskillen Office
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
Mid Ulster District Council – Dungannon
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

T2408 Northern Ireland Enterprise Support Service ‘NIESS’ Subject Matters Experts and Sector Experts

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