Published date: 1 December 2021

Last edited date: 8 December 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: 13 December 2021, 9am

Contract summary


  • Systems and technical consultancy services - 72220000

  • Prototyping services - 72244000

  • Software implementation services - 72263000

    • Software consultancy services - 72266000

Location of contract

West Midlands

Value of contract

£0 to £130,000

Procurement reference


Published date

1 December 2021

Closing date

13 December 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 January 2022

Contract end date

30 June 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.

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This project forms part of the programme of work being commissioned under the Community Renewal Fund award to Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP, which is focused on leveraging the transformational impact of no_code development on the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the West Midlands. Through this procurement activity, GBSLEP is seeking a provider to be able to fulfil one of three primary strands of project activity that contributes to the overall outputs and outcomes of the programme.

The project is required to deliver 20 no. no_code developed MVPs capable of launching into the market for new Founders/early-stage businesses in the disruptive professional services technology arena encompassing fintech, HR-tech, legaltech, proptech and requires holistic support to manage founders through to MVP stage.

The underpinning rationale for this intervention is to address critical needs of our region, which include:

- high barriers to entry for digital start-ups;

- high risk associated with new start-up ventures and the benefits of failing faster with lower upfront investment; and

- lack of inclusivity of the founder experience in key sectors such as fintech, where the average age of a founder is 48 in West Midlands, as well as being white, male and middle class.

As such, this project is fundamentally focused on democratizing the founder experience and levelling the playing field within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

To submit a proposal for this work please follow the instructions set out in the Bid documents which can be found here:

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Market testing for the provision of No-Code Development and Training

  • Early engagement
  • Published 7 July 2021


About the buyer

Contact name

Amanda Astley


15 Colmore Row