ITT to provide strategic support to Marketing Cheshire

The Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (The LEP) leads the growth of the Cheshire and Warrington economy through a powerful partnership between the private, public, and voluntary sectors to make the sub-region the UK’s healthiest, most sustainable, inclusive and growing economy. As part of the LEP, Marketing Cheshire is the sub-region’s Destination Management Organisation, responsible for positioning Cheshire as a great place to live, work, study, invest and visit, working in partnership with the sub-region’s three local authorities and tourism and hospitality businesses.

Both the Chief Executive and Commercial Director of Marketing Cheshire have been promoted into more senior posts in MIDAS – Manchester’s inward investment service and in Visit England.  Whilst their successors are being appointed, Marketing Cheshire requires support and leadership on a number of issues, working closely with the Chief Executive of the LEP.

This tender seeks to procure Strategic Support for Marketing Cheshire pending the appointment of a new Managing Director from a high-quality provider or providers that will deliver a service that is demonstrably focused around the needs of The LEP. It is being conducted as a below threshold open tender, with the tender documents comprising this ITT.

This ITT sets out the information which is required in order to assess the suitability of bidders in terms of their experience, suitability, approach and price to meet the requirements of The LEP. Following the conclusion of the tender exercise, the LEP may appoint more than one bidder to undertake some or all of this commission.

The successful bidder will be required to deliver services in accordance with all tender documents and the contract to be placed with the successful bidder. Tenderers are requested to study the specification in detail and ensure that the specified requirements can be met and are fully reflected in their pricing.

The contract is expected to commence on 6 March 2023, with the exact date to be agreed with the successful provider or providers. It will be awarded for an initial period of up to six months with an option to extend for a further three months depending on the satisfactory performance of the contractor(s) and progress with the recruitment of the new Managing Director. If that proceeds more quickly than expected, the LEP reserves the right to terminate the contract early, giving 30 days notice.

The closing date and time for the receipt of submissions is 16:00 hours (4pm) on Friday 24th February. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Submissions will only be accepted if they are returned via email to stating in the email subject which tender the submission relates to. Submissions sent by other means may not be accepted at the discretion of the Local Enterprise Partnership.

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