Published date: 11 February 2019

Approach to market date: 01 March 2019

Contract summary


  • Provision of services to the community - 75200000

  • Civic betterment and community facility support services - 98133100

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Published date

11 February 2019

Approach to market date

01 March 2019

Contract start date

28 May 2019

Contract end date

27 May 2024

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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Authority is looking for a supplier to establish and manage the High Streets Task Force. The aims of the High Street Task Force will be as follows:

• Boost local authority capacity: provide additional capacity with access to teams of experts to local authorities, for example on planning policy, to help design effective and innovative high street strategies and to help implement these.

• Build skills (leadership scholarships): provide training for place leaders, to ensure that they have the capability and skills to be able to make best use of the data and information that the task force will be provide them with. This will help them to bring together the relevant organisations in their local place and make best use of the data.

• Coordination: bring together the diverse range of organisations and groups that make up the high street offer. This includes BIDs, local authorities, property owners, communities and businesses, many of whom currently operate in silos, enabling them to have a single voice for the high street.

• Information and data sharing: manage a repository of support, toolkits and best practice guidance that could be available to all local places and provide on-going strategic guidance to local place leaders. It could provide access to data, helping local leaders understand the performance of their place, diagnose issues and ensure that decisions are evidence-based and the impact of decisions assessed. This is particularly important for smaller towns who have less resource to develop a data-driven approach.

MHCLG expects the Invitation To Tender for this requirement to go live on Friday 1 March 2019. A supplier forum, allowing interested parties to meet with the project to better understand the requirements, is scheduled for Monday 4 March 2019.

The forum will run from 11am to 1pm and will be held at MHCLG's offices in 2 Marsham Street, Westminster.

Suppliers wishing to attend the forum must confirm in advance by sending details of their attendees to - no later than Wednesday 27 February 2019.

About the buyer


Fry Building
2 Marsham Street


Other information

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Financial year Budget
2019/2020 £0

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.

Approach to market date: 01 March 2019