|Buying Organisation||TEES VALLEY COMBINED AUTHORITY|
|Opportunity Type||Private Sector|
|Opportunity Method||Contract Opportunity|
|Nature of Opportunity||Works|
Tees Valley Combined Authority is using the Accelerated Open Procedure to appoint one or more providers to deliver key elements of the Peer Network Programme to support 264 participants and SMEs through the provisions of cohort groups, across the Tees Valley region.
This is an accelerated procedure. Justification:
COVID-19 has given rise to an urgent need for the supply of business support through the Peer to Peer programme which will form an important part of the Government's drive to improve productivity and deliver part of the economic response to the effect of COVID-19 on businesses. It will provide support to SMEs as they move through the Recovery phase. Due to the immediate issues faced by businesses, any delay would jeopardise the effectiveness of this response at a national and regional level and impact the North East's ability to respond to economic emergencies. This does not give TVCA sufficient time to comply with the standard open procedure timescales for this procurement. TVCA considers this to be a state of urgency which it has duly substantiated. Accordingly, TVCA is using the accelerated time limits permitted under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (regulation 27(5) for the open procedure) in respect of this procurement.
|Response Deadline||20-10-20 00:00|