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External tenders

Tenders and Procurement

From time to time we need to procure the services of external agencies and consultants.

Tenders over the value of £25,000 are advertised on Source Leicestershire, Contracts Finder  or East Midlands Tenders and when available, links will be shown below.

Tenders under the value of £25,000 are advertised on this website below.

Listed below are live tender opportunities

PAN2503 Start Up Business Accelerator

The Business Gateway growth hub, working with the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) and Leicester City Council is inviting quotations for the delivery of a programme of business support for start-up businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire.

Locally based providers are invited to tender to facilitate a programme of business support activity to be delivered through the Business Gateway. 

The ‘Business Accelerator’ support will help early-stage start-up businesses that have been trading for up to three years.

Due to the impact of Covid-19, it is anticipated that there will be a significant number of businesses that require support in Leicester and Leicestershire over the next 12 months. In 2020, the Business Gateway registered 3656 enquiries in relation to individuals seeking business support, an increase of 212% on the previous year.

Organisations that have strong connections with local business networks at a district level and deep knowledge of the local business and funding landscape are encouraged to bid.

The ability to identify SMEs and micro-businesses within Leicester and Leicestershire that have been impacted adversely by the pandemic is a must. The successful bidders will be expected to generate cohorts of local start-up businesses requiring business support.

The aim of these support programmes is to build resilience, help local businesses curate ambition and move towards future investment readiness.

Tender - PAN2503

It is recommended that you view the LCC Tender Consultancy Agreement before submitting your tender.

Please direct any queries to finance-llep@llep.org.uk

Please also view our frequently asked questions regarding the PAN2503 tender.

Update 06 August 2021: Please note that the threshold for this tender is £19,750 and not £19,000 as stated previously

PAN2503 Start Up Business Accelerator