Published date: 25 September 2020

This notice was replaced on 25 September 2020

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Opportunity (published 25 September 2020, last edited 5 October 2020)

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Contract summary


  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

  • Business and management consultancy and related services - 79400000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

25 September 2020

Closing date

12 October 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

31 October 2020

Contract end date

31 March 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Salford City Council is receiving up to £230,071 of funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund (RHSS) project up to the end of March 2021. The Council requires suitably qualified and experienced research consultants to assist in the creation and development of an action plan to support the reopening and long-term sustainability of local high street businesses following the lockdown. This will include the collection of baseline data which will be used to support and underpin any recommendations produced and provide a means of tracking the success of any proposed interventions.
A key focus of the action plan, in line with the requirements of the Reopening High Streets Safely Funding, should be on supporting Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), that operate alongside public spaces and 'have customers', to reopen, welcome back customers safely, and continue to trade in the longer term.

More information

Additional text

Tender documents are available electronically on The Chest, Project ref DN500483.

About the buyer

Contact name

Emma Heyes


Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
M27 5AW
United Kingdom


+44 1616866243