Request for Quotation – Business Support Consultants – St Helens Chamber

Ref SHC2018/04
Expression of Interest closing date 20181130

Request for Quotation – Business Support Consultants – St Helens

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Reference Number SHC2018/04

Deadline date 30th November 2018

Request for Quotation for individual Business Consultants in specialist areas.

Contract value total circa £50,000 for all elements of consultancy over a 3 year term; SME-Demand Led provision.

Overall budget to be split between 1x Marketing specialist advisor; 1x Sales specialist adviser; 1x IT specialist advisor; 1xProcurement and Tender Readiness specialist adviser; 1x Business Planning and Quality Systems (ISO) specialist advisor; 1x Productivity specialist adviser; 1x Health and Safety specialist adviser; 1x Logistics specialist adviser; 1x Environmental Performance specialist adviser; 1x Financial and Credit Control Processes specialist adviser.

Contract to be carried out in St Helens, Liverpool City Region.

This is suitable for smaller suppliers.

St Helens Chamber Ltd is the buying organisation.

St Helens Chamber is a delivery partner in the Liverpool City Region Business Growth Programme

The Liverpool City Region Business Growth Programme is receiving up to £11 million of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.  The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.

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St Helens Chamber wishes to receive requests for quotation for the provision of quality business support consultancy to individual or small groups of eligible SMEs in St Helens.   The period of operation will be 11th January 2019 – 31st Dec 2021 (May be extended at the discretion of St Helens Chamber Ltd.)

You will be required to deliver business consultancy services on one or more areas of business management, enabling eligible SMEs to benefit from specialist advice and expertise.

The requests for quotations are to provide consultancy services under the following specialist adviser roles:

Advisor 1. Marketing;
Advisor 2. Sales;
Advisor 3. Digital Technology/IT Systems;
Adviser 4. Procurement and Tender Readiness;
Adviser 5. Business Planning and Quality Systems;
Adviser 6. Productivity;
Adviser 7. Health and Safety;
Adviser 8. Logistics;
Adviser 9. Environmental Performance;
Adviser 10. Financial and Credit Control.

If you would like to bid for this work, please email and the full Request for Quotation documentation will be provided.

Please note the deadline for responding to the Request for Quotation is 5pm on 30th November 2018.  Award criteria are detailed in the full Request for Quotation documentation.

Conditions of Tender

Please be aware that due to the relatively low indicative budget for this work (i.e. less than the current OJEU limits) there is no regulatory obligation for us to provide feedback if you are unsuccessful.

We reserve the right to discontinue this tender process at any time and not award a contract.

You will not be entitled to claim from us any costs or expenses which you may incur in preparing and/or submitting your Tender at any stage of this exercises.  This applies whether or not your organisation is successful.