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United Kingdom-Cambridge: Education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Growth Service for Businesses in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
This procurement is to establish a growth service that through a prime contractor/consortia arrangement provides the following:
— an inclusive growth service,
— an inward investment scheme,
— a skills service,
— a grants administration service.
The contract is to appoint a single company or prime contractor/consortia type arrangement to support the CPCA in delivering the local industrial strategy by way of 4 specific areas of growth.
— an inclusive growth service, to engage our highest potential growth firms to better support them to accelerate their growth, increase their capacity and capability for growth, sustain their period within growth or all 3,
— an inward investment service, to extend our reach into key global markets, to engage and persuade overseas firms to locate into our economy or invest in our strategic projects to increase our employment space, develop our transport infrastructure or establish a new university,
— A Skills Service, to provide an effective brokerage between young talent and those retraining or progressing in a career, our employers and our skills providers, to improve the supply of skills to enable growth,
— a capital or innovation and re-location grant, to co-invest with small firms in the cost of contracting experts to help:
—— to fund all businesses, especially traditional firms, to grow through organic expansion, paying for equipment and expanding premises;
—— to provide access to R&D funding from UK and EU agencies for new product growth and increased productivity;
—— to provide access to fast-track planning, partners and investment for new build employment space.
These service will be delivered in each of our 3 sub-economies in a tailored manner to better spread growth more evenly across our total economy.
The contract is for an initial 3 years in duration but with the option to extend by 1 year and then a further 1 year at the clients sole discretion.
The contract also include the opportunity to incorporate other funding as it may become available such that the potential range of spend under the contract over the total possible 5 years is between 20 000 000 GBP and 80 000 000 GBP depending on what funds can be secured.
The shortlisted candidates will be selected based on the previous experience or the potential provider (or their subconsultant) of delivering similar services previously.
The Skills Talent Apprenticeship and Recruitment (STAR) Hub, Growth Coaching Service, Inward Investment Service
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information