Published date: 20 October 2020

Last edited date: 27 October 2020

This notice was replaced on 8 December 2020

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 8 December 2020)

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Contract summary


  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support - 72000000

  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

20 October 2020

Closing date

9 November 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

13 November 2020

Contract end date

31 March 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Single tender action (below threshold)

A direct contract with a single supplier, without competition.

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Norfolk County Council wishes to procure business advisor services for Norfolk micro and SME's to support them to improve their use of digital technology.
• At this stage we are inviting advisors to apply to be included on a list of pre-approved providers. Price will not be evaluated as part of this process, as we will pay a fixed fee of £40 per hour (+VAT) for all work on this project. No additional costs can be added to this rate.
• We will offer contracts with individual advisors as required.

To apply please complete the attached Invitation to Quote document.

More information


Additional text

Please note - the deadline for clarifications has been extended by 1 week to 3rd November.

About the buyer

Contact name

Jenn Fuller


Martineau Lane