Tender Opportunity: Supply Chain Support

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

Submissions should be sent by email to Eva Foran eva@cumbriachamber.co.uk marked ‘Confidential – Tender Enclosed’ to reach us by no later than 9am on Monday 25th March 2019. For proof of delivery please ensure you obtain and retain both a delivery and read receipt for your email.

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


Any clarifications should be submitted by email to eva@cumbriachamber.co.uk.

Download full tender details and application requirements here

Download the tender contract here

Clarification questions (updated 4th March 2019)

Q: I’ve come across this bid and as an organisation we are interested in responded.

I just have a query on the bid which is around this point:

  • “Your submission should cover as a minimum a clear statement of who will be delivering the work and for each of these:”

We are a Procurement & Bid Management Consultancy so have a core delivery team but also a pool of Associates we use as/when to bring in specific expertise i.e. a Waste Management Bidding/Procurement Specialist or other specific industries. Would this type of bid/approach be considered?

A: You are more than welcome to bid for the work and you will need to include the CV’s of the people you intend to draw your expertise from and this will form part of the scoring process.

If you are successful in securing the contract, you can only draw from the pool of advisers you have put forward and approved by ourselves.

Q: We are interested in the advice and support elements which suit our expertise. Are we still able to complete excluding the workshops/seminars?

A: You are more than welcome to bid for elements of the work within the package that are most suited to your expertise. We will review the bid accordingly.

Please note that if you have a team of people expected to deliver the support, you must provide information about each person as we will not be able to accept the services from anyone not approved in the original bid.

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