|Buying Organisation||North Tyneside Council|
|Opportunity Type||Private Sector|
|Opportunity Method||Contract Opportunity|
|Nature of Opportunity||Works|
The Council requires suitably qualified and experienced research consultants to assist in the creation, development and production of an action plan to support the reopening and long-term sustainability of local high street businesses following the lockdown. This will include the collection of baseline data which will be used to support and underpin any recommendations produced and provide a means of tracking the success of any proposed interventions. A key focus of the action plan, in line with the requirements of the Reopening High Streets Safely Funding, should be on supporting Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), that operate alongside public spaces and 'have customers', to reopen, welcome back customers safely, and continue to trade in the longer term.