Published date: 3 March 2020

Last edited date: 7 April 2020

This notice was replaced on 14 July 2020

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

Awarded contract (published 14 July 2020)

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Contract summary


  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

  • Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security - 79000000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract

£0 to £81,000

Procurement reference

TEN 474

Published date

3 March 2020

Closing date

30 April 2020

Contract start date

4 May 2020

Contract end date

31 December 2021

Contract type

Not specified

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



CDC is seeking to commission an experienced supplier to collaborate with the BIG Productivity team to provide a non-financial expert advisory support to 30 ERDF eligible SMEs to significantly (step change ) their productivity by gaining access to any of the following:

• New Markets with existing product
• New Markets with new product
• R&D development of a new product
• New supply chain
• New Process
• Sources of grant funding in excess of £250k
• High value investment in excess of £500K

Step change. The tenderer will identify and deliver the support the SME requires to achieve the significant increase in productivity. The tenderer is to ensure that the SME is given every opportunity to achieve the significant growth in productivity which will normally be a minimum of 20% within 12-24 months of the intervention

See bidding documents with this notice

More information



About the buyer

Contact name

Anna Staevska


Station Road