Published date: 8 February 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: 1 March 2021, 5pm

Contract summary


  • Business and management consultancy and related services - 79400000

  • Business and management consultancy services - 79410000

  • Business development consultancy services - 79411100

    • Miscellaneous business and business-related services - 79900000

    • Event services - 79952000

    • Miscellaneous business-related services - 79990000

Location of contract

North East

Value of contract

£100,000 to £500,000

Procurement reference


Published date

8 February 2021

Closing date

1 March 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

8 March 2021

Contract end date

30 June 2023

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?



This is ERDF funded. We seek an organisation to supply services to support the Grow Tees Valley project deliver an 'Annual One-Day Conference & Event Programme dedicated to exploring best practice, building collaboration between SMEs, improving productivity and accessing support for growth.
The main event will bring together local businesses, investors, and business development experts to inspire business efficiency, the development of solutions to growth barriers, and facilitate new collaborations.
The scope of work will require two major conference events, one in Q3 2021 and one in Q4 2022. We will also require up to three smaller, more focused events to support thematic areas of the programme to drive engagement for the services. These smaller events will form part of the delivery target outputs along with the main events.

More information


Additional text

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

About the buyer

Contact name



Borough Road




Closing: 1 March 2021, 5pm