Published date: 13 March 2020

Last edited date: 7 April 2020

This notice was replaced on 31 July 2020

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Awarded contract (published 31 July 2020)

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Contract summary


  • Financial and insurance services - 66000000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract

£0 to £1,000,000

Procurement reference

South West Investment Group (Capital) Limited

Published date

13 March 2020

Closing date

22 April 2020

Contract start date

21 May 2020

Contract end date

31 July 2030

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



South West Investment Group (Capital) Limited wishes to appoint a fund manager to manage the South West Loans Fund II which will provide loans to small and medium-sized businesses which cannot obtain their full lending requirements from other financial sources. The Fund will provide loans of between £25,000 and £250,000 in the following Local Economic Partnership areas - Heart of the South West LEP, West of England LEP, Gloucestershire LEP, Dorset LEP, Swindon and Wiltshire LEP. For fund modelling purposes it is expected that an initial investment of £5.73m plus reinvestment of returns will be invested in 180 businesses at an average of £60,000 over a five year period.

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About the buyer


Lowena House