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Invitation to Tender for the Provision of Communications Services for the Interreg Project MATMED Ref T19052.

The GC Business Growth Hub (GC BGH), on behalf of the MATMED project partners, wishes to appoint a service provider to take up the role of Communications Manager for the MATMED project

Delivery will commence in June 2019 for six months (with the option to extend/increase volume should demand/budget dictate). With the supplier expected to make a start immediately on appointment.

The project activities are delivered under seven work packages, with three general work packages,

1) Consortium Management,

2) Consortium communications (which the successful supplier will work on) and

3) Long-term effects of the project.

The most essential part and the one most difficult to plan now is engaging with the target groups. MATMED seeks to connect SMEs, larger companies, researchers and investors. Engaging with them, making them participate is what will take up most of the time and effort in the project. It will be a collective effort but designing a good strategy, being very proactive and always finding new ways of raising interest is something that this project must do if we want it to succeed.

The support activities initially have the Interreg North West Region Programme area as the geographical scope, but may include connections with European Centres outside the region, where Life Science and Advanced materials opportunities arise, i.e. events, or centres of expertise. Travel to the partner regions may be required and any costs associated with this should be built into tender responses and innovation.

Duration and Budget 

The contract period will be for 6 months from the commencement date. The contract may be extended on a monthly, rolling basis, subject to GM Business Support Limited providing at least one month’s notice of any extensions.

The likely value of activity under this framework will be a minimum of £10,000 and subject to contract extension a maximum of £30,000 excluding VAT

Receipt of Tender :  Tenders must be submitted in the required format and be returned by 13:00, Thursday 13th June 2019.

ITT Documents: You are required to make your ITT submission via The Growth Company In-tend e-tendering platform.  You are required to complete a basic registration as a supplier on the In-tend Supplier Platform at the following web address:  

Please note that all mandatory fields (highlighted in yellow on the In-Tend Portal) must be completed in order to register your organisation.
Once registered, you must log into the system, express your interest in the opportunity on In-Tend and automatically download the ITT documentation.  Your ITT submission will be made on the In-tend Portal.