Partner to support the design and development of a new approach to business support

Partner to support the design and development of a new approach to business support

The Sheffield City Region (SCR) is the name for the ‘Functional Economic Area’ at the heart of the UK, spanning nine local authority districts in South Yorkshire (Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster, Sheffield and Rotherham), North Nottinghamshire (Bassetlaw) and Derbyshire (Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales and North East Derbyshire).  Focused around the core city of Sheffield, the fifth largest city in England, the City Region consists of a series of linked but diverse communities, including the large urban centres of Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham, the market towns of Chesterfield and Retford, and rural areas including the Peak District National Park.  This reflects an economic geography that is both complex and dynamic. SCR is home to 1.8 million people, with 68,000 businesses, providing 862,000 jobs.  It is the 10th largest LEP area by population and has the 16th largest economy in England.

The SCRMCA (Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority) is seeking to develop and implement a new approach to engaging and working with businesses. This will be all-encompassing and cover the support we provide to our established businesses, our inward investors and our partnerships. Success is reliant on us adopting new approaches to our work:

  • Achieving innovation-driven growth through transformational leadership;
  • Fostering innovation with our investments;
  • Looking outwards to enhance global influence and competitiveness;
  • Promoting and projecting a culture of proactive excellence and confidence; and
  • Highlighting economic distinctiveness.

SCRMCA are seeking to develop a significant relationship with a partner who can support us to design, develop, implement and transition to the new arrangements.  We are seeking a partner with national and international connections who will support us to mobilise our new approach and programme narrative with government and other investors to support our desire to accelerate change and to promote and project a culture of proactive excellence.

Bidders can obtain relevant information, including the Specification, instructions for submitting a bid and Contract, in the Invitation to Tender Part 1 document.

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Bidders interested in making a submission should complete the ITT Part 2 document below:

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The deadline for the submission of tenders is 12.00 noon on 27th February 2020. All submissions should be made to

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