Published date: 20 October 2021

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.

Closing: 8 November 2021, 5pm

Contract summary


  • Financial consultancy services - 66171000

  • Legal advisory services - 79111000

  • Human resources management consultancy services - 79414000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

20 October 2021

Closing date

8 November 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

15 November 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2022

Contract type

Service contract

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?



Cornwall Development Company is seeking to commission an appropriately qualified company with specific expertise in advising SMEs on import/export related taxation, employment and import and export process requirements post UK withdrawal from the EU on 31st December 2020.

The services are required from the period of contact award until 31st March 2022.

The services will be an integral part of the wider support coordinated by the Cornwall& Isles of Scilly (CIoS) Growth Hub. As a consequence, the contractor will receive referrals from the CIoS Growth Hub. The contractor will be expected to quote for the 'package' of work for each SME which will be drawn down against the overall total budget available.

The contractor will be required to provide 'packages' of advice to SMEs regarding implications of the changes that came into effect following UK withdrawal on 31st December 2021 in the following areas as required:

• Taxation (VAT)
• Employment
• Import and export regulation
• Supply Chain

The contractor will be required to provide sector-specific advice with a focus on businesses in key sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, fisheries and food and drink.

It is anticipated that each SME will have access of up to £2,500 of advice.

More information



About the buyer

Contact name

Stu Anderson


Cornwall Development Company
South Wheal Crofty, Station Road
TR15 3QG
United Kingdom