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Invitation to Tender Support for Black Country Energy Steering Group

The Black Country has ambitious plans to benefit from implementation of the West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy and to grow the local economy. The Local Enterprise Partnership see energy as a critical enabler of this growth and in 2018 established a Black Country Energy Steering Group to develop and implement a pipeline of projects to reduce energy costs and support clean growth across the region.

The work of the Steering Group builds on a regional energy strategy developed with support from Aecom in 2017-18.

The Black Country also work in partnership on energy with the other two LEPs within the WMCA and in particular are leading partners within the Energy Capital Partnership and supporters of the West Midlands Regional Energy Strategy

This request for proposals is for an individual or organization to provide technical and administrative support to this Steering Group for 2019-20, on a flexible basis. This is unlikely to be full-time but is expected to be at least the equivalent of one person-day per week throughout the year, with peaks around meetings and funding deadlines.

The Steering Group is chaired by a member of the LEP Board and consists of representatives of each of the four local authorities which are part of the LEP plus four private sector representatives. It meets quarterly and reports to the LEP Competitiveness and Place Boards.

Invitation to Tender

Tenders are invited for the provision of the Service as specified in this document for an agreed period to be confirmed.

The Black Country Consortium Ltd is procuring these services on behalf of the Black Country LEP.

Submission of Tender

The response must set out the following:

  • Organisational details and pricing (see appendix I and please use the tables provided)
  • Name and experience of people that will be carrying out the work
  • Evidence that you appreciate the challenges and constraints of the project
  • Details of methodology to be adopted
  • A project plan and staff allocations
  • Evidence of experience in delivery similar projects
  • Provision of two references
  • Total fixed cost

Your proposal should consist of no more than 4 sides of A4 (excluding CVs and the organisational details and pricing appendix). 

Closing Date

The Tenders must be submitted electronically to no later than 5pm on Friday 1 March. We expect to notify the winning tenderer by Friday 15 March and the contract will start on 1 April 2019.

Further Information

If you require any further information on the service required within this Tender, please contact: our retained consultant – Matthew Rhodes, e-mail The deadline for queries is Friday 22 February 2019.

>>Download the full Tender Document here<<

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