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How Dangerous is the Business Succession Timebomb? (Business Succession reports)

Wales Co-operative Centre | Published January 12, 2017
How Dangerous is the Business Succession Timebomb? (Business Succession reports)

Business Gateway Services for Lanarkshire

North Lanarkshire Council | Published December 24, 2016
Business Gateway Services for Lanarkshire.

Business and management consultancy and related services

Crown Commercial Service | Published December 24, 2016  -  Deadline February 14, 2017
Business and management consultancy and related services

Business and management consultancy and related services

The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge | Published January 17, 2017
Business and management consultancy and related services

Provision of Professional Business Support Services

Innovation Point Ltd. | Published January 21, 2017
Provision of Professional Business Support Services

Business Services Marketplace

 | Published April 20, 2016  -  Deadline April 19, 2020
LLWR are creating a Business Services Marketplace to provide Professional services support across 13 different categories.
Further information can be obtained from the CTM system, by following the attached link:

The Farm Business Survey

Defra Network eTendering Portal | Published November 5, 2016  -  Deadline April 3, 2017
The Farm Business Survey (FBS) is a long standing annual survey collecting data from a representative sample of all farm types in England. The FBS collects information on the financial, physical and environmental performance of farm businesses to inform and evaluate policy decisions. The FBS is intended to serve the needs of farmers, farming and land management interest groups, government, government partners and researchers. It currently also meets our obligation to supply data to the EU Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN). 

Business Continuity Consultant

National Energy Board | Published December 12, 2016  -  Deadline October 1, 2017

Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS) 84084-16-0250

The National Energy Board (NEB) is seeking to establish a contract to provide professional business continuity services of 2 resources as defined in the Business Consulting / Change Management Stream 2 of the TSPS Supply Arrangement E60ZN-15TSPS on an “as and when requested” basis in Calgary and at its regional offices located in Vancouver, Montreal and Yellowknife.

2.2 Business Continuity Consultant - Senior - 2 Resources

This requirement is only open to those Supply Arrangement Holders under E60ZN-15TSPS who qualified under “Tier 1”.

This requirement is for work in Security and Continuity Services and includes activities related to: business continuity management or related operational activities in a government environment, as defined in the Statement of Work and in the specific requirements of each Task Authorization.

The estimated level of work is 60 days during the initial two year contract period, and 30 days during each of the two - one year option periods.

The following SA Holders have been invited to submit a proposal.

Accenture Inc.
ADGA Group Consultants Inc.
ADRM Technology Consulting Group Corp, operating as ADRMTEC
Deloitte Inc.
Eagle Professional Resources Inc.
Ernst & Young LLP
Fujitsu Consulting (CANADA) Inc./Fujitsu Conseil (Canada) Inc.
Lansdowne Technologies Inc.
Maplesoft Consulting Inc
Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
Samson & Associés CPA/Consultation Inc
S.i. Systems Ltd.
Stratos Inc

Radiology Business Information and Meta Data Analysis

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde | Published December 24, 2016
Radiology Business Information and Meta Data Analysis.

Qioptiq Project - St Asaph Business Park, Denbighshire

Welsh Government | Published January 3, 2017
Qioptiq Project - St Asaph Business Park, Denbighshire

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) | Published December 13, 2016  -  Deadline February 3, 2017
Date for receipt of proposals: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017 by 2:00 PM (EST)
The National Transit Institute (NTI) is seeking proposals from qualified professionals to facilitate its existing Disadvantaged Business Enterprise course.  In addition, NTI may periodically request proposers to edit/update the existing course materials.
NTI's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise course is a three-day  training course that is designed to assist DBE transit agency staff and FTA regional staff with developing and implementing policies and procedures consistent with US DOT's revised DBE regulations, 49 CFR Part 26, and DOT guidance. This course will provide basic understanding and working knowledge of the US DOT DBE regulations and DOT guidance. Attendees will be provided with the tools necessary to design and implement a DBE program in their organizations or agencies.
The course is designed so that maximum input will be elicited from students.  A high level of interaction is encouraged between the instructors and participants.  
Rutgers University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to provide opportunities to small business, minority-owned businesses and/or female-owned businesses. These businesses are encouraged to submit proposals.  
To obtain a copy of the complete Request for Proposal, email Gail Schmidt at  The request must contain "RFP#3147 - Disadvantaged Business Enterprise - TCR06" in the subject line.   Telephone requests are unacceptable.
Agency:  The National Transit Institute
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
University Procurement Services
33 Knightsbridge Road, 1st Floor, East Wing
Piscataway, NJ  08854
ATTN: Gail Schmidt, Senior Buyer 

Business Analyst – Level 3

Elections Canada | Published December 19, 2016  -  Deadline May 1, 2017

Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)

Business Analyst – Level 3 for Integrated Resource Planning Model

Task-Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS)

The information contained in this notice is a brief description of the requirement and is for information purposes only. Bidders must refer to the complete Request for Proposal (RFP) document for a full description of the requirement and the full bid instructions.

  1. Elections Canada File No: ECPB-RFP-16-0382
  2. Applicability of Trade Agreements: Yes
  3. Tendering Procedure: Open Competitive
  4. Tendering Procedure: Attachment: No
  5. Competitive Procurement Strategy: Selective
  6. Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
  7. Security Requirement: Reliability Status

This requirement is open only to those TBIPS Supply Arrangement Holders who qualified under:

WORKSTREAM 4 – Business Services (B.1 Business Analyst – Level 3)

Supplier Security Clearance: Reliability Status

Document Safeguarding: No

The following SA Holders have been invited to submit a proposal:

  • Net Solutions Inc.
  • Adobe Systems Canada Inc.
  • BBG Management Corporation
  • CompuStaff Corp.
  • Coradix technology Consulting Ltd.
  • Gambit IT Solutions Inc.
  • Groupe Intersol Group Ltee.
  • Inround Innovations Incorporated, 3056058 Canada Inc., IN JOINT VENTURE
  • Lumina IT inc.
  • MDOS Consulting Inc., INVA Corporation, KOZA Technology Consulting Inc., in Joint Venture
  • MERAK Systems Corporation
  • Mindstream Training Center and Professional Services Bureau, Inc
  • Mindwire Systems Ltd.
  • Quallium CorporationXX


The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (“CEOC”), an agent of Parliament, exercises general direction and supervision over the conduct of elections and referendums at the federal level. The CEOC heads the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, commonly known as Elections Canada.

In accordance with the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s (TBS) standard on Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP), Elections Canada issued an RFI to seek feedback from suppliers for its requirements for an Integrated Resource Planning Model (IRPM) in July 2016. As the next step in achieving compliance to the TBS standard, Elections Canada is seeking the services of an experienced Project Manager to advance its IRPM initiative.


The objective of this contract is to have the capability to advance Elections Canada’s Integrated Resources Planning Model (IRPM) initiative to comply with Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s (TBS) requirement for departments and agencies to adhere to standard for enterprise resource planning. In this initiative, Elections Canada envisions providing compliant, integrated, secure, easy-to-use and efficient resources to administer the complete life cycle of Human Capital and administration of other types of transactions related to Field Administrators, Asset Management, and Financial Management.

Period of the Contract

The Contract period will be for one year from the Effective Date of the Contract (the “Initial Term”). The Contractor will grant to Elections Canada irrevocable options to extend the period of the Contract by 1 (one) additional one year period under the same terms and conditions.

International Trade Agreements

This procurement process is subject to the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement, the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement, the Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement, the Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement, and the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)].

Submission of Bids

It is requested that bids be addressed to the attention of the Contracting Authority and delivered to the Proposal Receiving Unit. Bids must be delivered to the following address, sealed, on or before January 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. (Gatineau, Quebec time).

Mailing Address:

Elections Canada

30 Victoria Street -1st Floor (Business Centre)

Gatineau, QC

K1A 0M6

Attn: Pascal Bouchard-Phillips, Team Leader, Procurement and Contracting Services

Elections Canada File No: ECPB-RFP-16-0382

For sending packages by courier or for dropping off, please note that the Business Centre hours are Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Gatineau, Quebec time).

Bids sent via electronic mail or facsimile will not be accepted.

All enquiries and other communication with Elections Canada officials are to be directed ONLY to the Contracting Authority. The Contracting Authority will be the bidder’s primary contact. All requests for information must be directed to this contact. Bidders who contact anyone other than the Contracting Authority may be disqualified. All enquiries must be submitted in writing to no later than the deadline indicated in the RFP. Enquiries received after that time may not be answered.

Interested parties wishing to obtain the solicitation documents for this RFP must do so through The documents downloaded through this site take precedence over any copies that may also be made available.

Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Elections Canada retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.

Further information about Elections Canada may be obtained at


Once the successful bidder has been announced, bidders may request a debriefing on the results of the RFP process. Bidders should make the request to the Contracting Authority as per the terms of the RFP. The debriefing may be in writing, by telephone or in person.

NOTE: Task-Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS) Method of Supply is refreshed on an annual basis. If you wish to find out how you can be a “Qualified SA Holder”, please contact

Business-to-business transactions: a comparative analysis of legal measures vs soft-law instruments for improving payment behaviour

Europa-Kommissionen, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Directorate H: COSME Programme | Published January 7, 2017
Business-to-business transactions: a comparative analysis of legal measures vs soft-law instruments for improving payment behaviour

Purchase of consulting services in business development

Norad (Direktoratet for utviklingssamarbeid) | Published December 21, 2016  -  Deadline February 10, 2017

The procurement is divided into four (4) areas:

1. Trade.

2. Catalytic assistance in business development.

3. Companies‘ framework conditions.

4. Strategic partnerships.

Indigenous Entrepreneurs Fund Business Advisory Services

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet | Published January 11, 2017  -  Deadline February 10, 2017
The Department is seeking to procure the services of six professionals (Business Advisors) to deliver advice and support to small to medium Indigenous businesses on business start-up, expansion and viability. The business advisory service is a 12 month trial. The trial will be conducted as part of the Indigenous Entrepreneurs Fund (IEF) and involve the face-to-face, in-community delivery of the advisory service, as supported by Departmental staff, with a focus in remote and regional Australia. Each Business Advisor will service a designated geographic area and be based in one the Department’s Regional Offices. Geographic areas are: Queensland; New South Wales; South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania (combined); Northern Territory; Western Australia (North); and Western Australia (South). Business advisory services will include advice and support to be provided to support Indigenous businesses to develop their business ideas; link businesses to procurement, programme and major infrastructure opportunities; connect businesses to existing commercial finance and business support services; and assist businesses to apply for commercial finance and/ or IEF grants.

Business and management consultancy and related services

Scottish Water | Published January 20, 2017  -  Deadline February 23, 2017

Scottish Water is looking for the provision of skilled resources to support the Strategic Customer Service Planning Director by providing a specialist service in the area of Economic and Regulation Consulting Services. The provision will be utilised to support the programme of work that is to be undertaken by Scottish Water for the Strategic Review of Charges for 2021 and into the early years of the regulatory period 2021-2027.

Scottish Water is looking for the provision of skilled resources to work within the Strategic Customer Service Planning Directorate providing a specialist service in the area of Economic and Regulation Consulting Services. The provision will be utilised to support the programme of work that is to be undertaken by Scottish Water for the Strategic Review of Charges for 2021 and into the early years of the regulatory period 2021-2027.

It is essential that the service provider has:

— An appreciation and understanding of the regulatory context in Scotland and the differences and similarities with the water sector in England and Wales.

— An understanding and can work with the principles of ethical business regulation.

— Previous experience of economic and regulatory consultancy work in the UK Water sector, UK utilities and the UK public sector in the last 3 years.

— Previous experience of engaging directly with Boards and Executive teams within UK utilities in the last 3 years.

— Strong links and associations with economic research and academic institutions.

The service provider will be required to support Scottish Water through the Strategic Review of Charges and beyond in a number of areas. The service provider will support:

— the Director of Strategic Customer Service Planning responsible for the development and reporting of Scottish Water's forthcoming business plan and subsequent delivery plans.

— the Head of Strategy and Economic Regulation responsible for managing the Strategic Review programme in assisting Scottish Water by developing and reviewing material to inform the forthcoming business plan and subsequent delivery plans.

The service provider will also work with Scottish Water and any other relevant parties to enable it to engage and inform the stakeholders such as the WICS Commission, WICS team and the Customer Forum.

As such they will act to provide additional expertise and resource to Scottish Water to undertake the work for the Review and beyond.

The areas of interest are likely to include, but are not necessarily be limited to, those discussed in the WICS notes to the Customer Forum during the last review — which can be found at

We note that the subjects of service maintenance and resilience are of particular interest in the development of the Strategic Review of Charges for 2021 and beyond.

The estimated total value of the contract excluding VAT is between 400 000 and 700 000 GBP, the duration will be for six (6) years, with an initial period of three (3) years fixed and the potential of a one three (3) year extension at the sole discretion of Scottish Water.

Scottish Water reserves the right to appoint to multiple providers or a single provider based on the best practical and economic solution.

It is envisaged that Scottish Water will take 4-6 companies to ITN (Invitation to Negotiate) stage. With the view to the contract start being spring 2017.

R--Business Administration Support Services (BASS)

Department of Energy, Federal Locations | Published January 5, 2017
This solicitation is for Business Administration Support Services (BASS) within the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).

BHCC JB Ride The Wave Business Support Project

BHCC City Regeneration & Development | Published January 20, 2017  -  Deadline February 20, 2017
Ride the Wave has acted as Brighton & Hove’s key business support project for the past six years. Originally branded as ‘Business Lifebelt’, the project aimed to provide support to businesses in the wake of the global financial crisis and UK recession that followed from it. The branding change to ‘Ride the Wave’ came amidst more optimism in the economy, and supported both pre-start and existing businesses in fulfilling their growth ambitions. Ride the Wave was specifically targeted at addressing gaps in publically-funded business support. The most recent Ride the Wave 5 project ran May 2016 to September 2016, and offered an intensive range of opportunities to help sustain and grow our local economy. There were workshops for people with a business idea they wanted to develop and for start-up businesses in their early years of trading.  There were also workshops for established businesses, which offered help in overcoming barriers to growth.  Some businesses also took the opportunity to have a follow-up session with a business mentor.  169 businesses participated in the programme; the workshops and activities secured a 100% satisfaction rating from participants. 
The national Business Link Service has been replaced by Regional Growth Hubs; in the case of Brighton & Hove the growth hub is the Coast to Capital Business Navigator which provides a signposting service for business seeking support. The successful tenderer will be expected to liaise with the Business Navigator as a potential source of recruits to the project. The commissioning of Ride the Wave 6 comes at a time when there is greater economic uncertainty about the impact of leaving the European Union. This uncertainty is already having an impact on the value of sterling and investment decisions and many businesses are now considering how they can prepare themselves for the opportunities being created within a post-Brexit economy. The aim of Ride the Wave 6 is to provide workshops that help to support local business sustainability, build business resilience, give them the businesses the skills / confidence to grow, increase gross value added and create jobs. Bidders will need to demonstrate that they understand the particular issues that local businesses are challenged with, (which may be different for different sectors), and deliver a programme of support to compliment and augment existing business support services and not duplicate or confuse what is already a very complex business support landscape. The Ride the Wave individual workshops will take a sector-specific or thematic approach and the programme will need to be developed in consultation with the business community to ensure the training is tailored, practical and relevant. Ride the Wave 6 will need to encourage take up of business support amongst non-networked businesses, BME and women owned businesses by targeting and working with these cohorts, such as The Mumpreneurs Networking Club etc. The BME business community is small and disparate and few are part of established networks. BHCC will expect tenderers to explain how they intend to target and engage these groups. The programme will be commissioned over a two-year period, rather than annually; this will provide greater certainty for the provider and offer potential economies of scale in delivery. There will however be a review of year one performance so that changes can be agreed prior to the promotion of the year two programme. It is anticipated that the Ride the Wave 6 programme will deliver a minimum of twenty workshops for a minimum of 500 businesses; the workshops will be delivered between April 2017 and March 2019.

Provision of Health Specific Business Case Development

Queensland Health Metro North Hospital Health Service | Published December 21, 2016  -  Deadline January 30, 2017

Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) is inviting the submission of proposals for services relating to the Provision of Health Specific Business Case Development. For further information of this request please refer to the Request for Proposal document and relevant attachments.

IPA — Supply of equipment for Gümüşhane Traditional and Organic Products Business Development Centre

Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, DG for European Union and Foreign Affairs, Directorate of EU Financial Programmes (MoSIT/DoEUFP) | Published November 22, 2016  -  Deadline January 23, 2017
IPA — Supply of equipment for Gümüşhane Traditional and Organic Products Business Development Centre