Supply Chain Support to Cumbrian SMEs

06 Nov 2017





Background and aims

We have a need to procure a pool of providers to deliver supply chain support to Cumbrian SMEs as part of intensive business support programmes aimed at enhancing their growth, competitiveness and profitability.

We are looking for providers able to offer a combination of supply chain specific workshops/seminars, 1-2-1 advice and support development and delivery of online activities.

Proposals are welcome from individuals and from organisations.

Specific requirements

We are looking for providers able to offer a combination of supply chain specific workshops/seminars and 1-2-1 advice and support development and delivery of online activities to support businesses to develop and enhance their supply chains and/or gain entry to/more business in supply chains locally, nationally and internationally.

This includes work in relation to large businesses to increase the representation of Cumbrian SMEs within their supply chains.

Topics could include, for example (this list is not exhaustive):

• Supply chain development
• Procurement
• Bidding, including related presentations
• Gaining accreditations and certifications (SALSA, ISO, etc.)
• Quality assurance
• Demonstrating buyer requirements such as Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Sustainability and Social Value
• Implementing effective business processes

Support requirements cover the range of sectors (food & drink, nuclear, specialist manufacturing, healthcare, retail, hospitality, agri-business, services, etc.) both ERDF eligible and non ERDF eligible businesses.

Further information

All queries in relation to this invitation to tender should be addressed by email to eva@cumbriachamber.co.uk.

Submissions should be sent by email to Eva Foran at eva@cumbriachamber.co.uk marked 'Confidential - Tender Enclosed' to reach us by no later than 9am on Tuesday 21st November 2017. 

For proof of delivery please ensure you obtain and retain both a delivery and read receipt for your email.

Download the full briefing and application details here

Download the draft supply chain contract here

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