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Tender for the Delivery of Public Relations Services: T19012

The GC Business Growth Hub (the Hub) wishes to appoint a single service provider to enter into a Contract for the Delivery of Public Relations Services (PR). The successful company will be expected to provide PR services to the Hub, along with some additional support for other areas of the Growth Company. These services will comprise general media relations and editorial support, including the copywriting and creation of press releases, case studies, and award entries, along with wider media engagement and accountability for raising the profile of the Hub, wider Growth Company services and individual members of the Senior Management Team. This delivery of Public Relations services is required to ensure the Hub, its parent company the Growth Company, and its Senior Management Team are adequately and correctly positioned in the media. Media coverage needs to be generated in order to promote the Hub’s service offering and media relations need to be maintained and strengthened. This Contract will assist the Hub in helping ambitious business people to realise their growth potential, by offering access to a range of practical services, from assessing growth options to unlocking finance or accessing experienced business mentors.

Duration and Budget 

The contract period will be from the award date for a period of one year, with an option, to be exercised at GM Business Support Limited sole discretion for two additional period of 12 months each, subject to satisfactory performance reviews. Please be aware that the current ERDF funding ends on the 31st December 2021. The likely value of activity under this framework including and extensions will be between £120,000 and a maximum of £150,000 excluding VAT.

Receipt of Tender:  Tenders must be submitted in the required format and be returned by 13:00, Monday 24th 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: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/manchestergrowthcompany/aspx/Home.