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Business Mentoring Programme for Looked After Children

Leicestershire County Council | Published April 3, 2017  -  Deadline May 15, 2017
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80500000

Education of Children in Care Services are seeking provision of a business mentoring programme for teenage young people who are in care. The aim of the scheme is to raise aspirations, enabling those young people involved to experience the wider world of work and to work with experienced and engaging mentors who will be aspirational role models to the mentees. This should increase confidence and positive engagement and attitudes towards current education (school/college) and also in pursuing further education and work. Procurement documents can be accessed via the Council's e-tendering portal (http://www.eastmidstenders.org).

PAN1573 – Supporting Creative Businesses Seminars

Leicester City Council | Published April 24, 2017  -  Deadline May 8, 2017
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79000000,

Collaborate for Business Growth The Collaborate for Business Growth ERDF project provides support to businesses from different sectors across Leicester and Leicestershire. The LCB Depot Business Growth Team is responsible for providing support to creative businesses in Leicester City. Brief for the support The LCB Depot Business Growth Team is currently looking for a “Network Champion” to deliver a series of sector specific networking/speaker events aimed at supporting creative businesses across Leicester. The Business Growth Team are keen to receive tenders from interested individuals with ideas as to the content, venue and speakers for the events to be delivered to the creative community. Themes for the events could include, learning from experienced or inspirational creatives, experts discussing issues relevant to their particular creative sub-sector or lessons learned that may be helpful to people considering self-employment in the creative industries. The “Network Champion” will be responsible for suggesting the theme of each event, sourcing each speaker in collaboration with the Business Growth Team as well as booking the venue and promoting the event to the creative community. The successful Champion should have experience of delivering similar events to creatives in Leicester and Leicestershire and should have an existing network of creative businesses that they are engaged with. The Authority wishes to ensure that its procurement opportunities are open to small and micro local enterprises and voluntary and community sector organisations as it appreciates the very important role they play in the local economy. Quotations from these organisations are particularly welcomed. Applicants should note that due to the technicality of the software package being used to create this advert, this Opportunity will become "invisible" at midnight on 7th May 2017; Applicants are therefore requested to save all documentation relating to this Opportunity locally. Submissions must be received via the EastMidsTenders portal: https://www.eastmidstenders.org/index.htm by 12:00 noon on 7th May 2017 at the very latest. Late submissions and those received by any other means will not be accepted. Any queries/questions regarding this opportunity must be received via the Due North portal only, otherwise they will not be responded to.

PAN1575 – Search Engine Optimisation on a Budget

Leicester City Council | Published April 24, 2017  -  Deadline May 8, 2017
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79000000,

The Collaborate for Business Growth ERDF project provides support to businesses from different sectors across Leicester and Leicestershire. The LCB Depot Business Growth Team is responsible for providing support to creative businesses in Leicester City. The Business Growth Team are seeking to contract with a number of suppliers to deliver bespoke workshops to creative industry SME’s in Leicester. As part of the programme, we are looking to commission a trainer to deliver four distinct but connected 3 hour workshops themed around SEO on a Budget. The sessions should not be traditional “chalk and talk” workshops but innovative practical sessions that attendees will leave with something of value for their businesses. Once the initial series of four workshops have been delivered, the Business Growth team may wish to commission a further 4 workshop series before the end of the project. In addition, the successful deliverer should produce a Hints and Tips factsheet for attendees to take away that will also be made available on the LCB Depot Business Growth website for other creatives to access. The Authority wishes to ensure that its procurement opportunities are open to small and micro local enterprises and voluntary and community sector organisations as it appreciates the very important role they play in the local economy. Quotations from these organisations are particularly welcomed. Applicants should note that due to the technicality of the software package being used to create this advert, this Opportunity will become "invisible" at midnight on 7th May 2017; Applicants are therefore requested to save all documentation relating to this Opportunity locally. Submissions must be received via the EastMidsTenders portal: https://www.eastmidstenders.org/index.htm by 12:00 noon on 8th May 2017 at the very latest. Late submissions and those received by any other means will not be accepted. Any queries/questions regarding this opportunity must be received via the Due North portal only, otherwise they will not be responded to.

PAN1572 – Online Shop Workshop

Leicester City Council | Published April 24, 2017  -  Deadline May 8, 2017
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79000000,

Collaborate for Business Growth The Collaborate for Business Growth ERDF project provides support to businesses from different sectors across Leicester and Leicestershire. The LCB Depot Business Growth Team is responsible for providing support to creative businesses in Leicester City. The Business Growth Team are seeking to contract with a number of suppliers to deliver bespoke workshops to creative industry SME’s in Leicester. As part of the programme, we are looking to commission a trainer to devise some informal and interactive sessions around setting up and managing an Online Shop. The sessions should not be traditional “chalk and talk” workshops but innovative practical sessions that attendees will leave with something of value for their businesses. The Authority wishes to ensure that its procurement opportunities are open to small and micro local enterprises and voluntary and community sector organisations as it appreciates the very important role they play in the local economy. Quotations from these organisations are particularly welcomed. Applicants should note that due to the technicality of the software package being used to create this advert, this Opportunity will become "invisible" at midnight on 7th May 2017; Applicants are therefore requested to save all documentation relating to this Opportunity locally. Submissions must be received via the EastMidsTenders portal: https://www.eastmidstenders.org/index.htm by 12:00 noon on 8th May 2017 at the very latest. Late submissions and those received by any other means will not be accepted. Any queries/questions regarding this opportunity must be received via the Due North portal only, otherwise they will not be responded to.

PAN1574 – Intellectual Property and Contracts

Leicester City Council | Published April 24, 2017  -  Deadline May 8, 2017
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79000000,

Collaborate for Business Growth The Collaborate for Business Growth ERDF project provides support to businesses from different sectors across Leicester and Leicestershire. The LCB Depot Business Growth Team is responsible for providing support to creative businesses in Leicester City. The contract start date is 8th May 2017 with a potential end date of 31st March 2019. As part of the programme, we are looking to commission a trainer to devise and deliver 4 distinct but linked workshops around Intellectual Property and Legal Issues. The sessions should not be traditional “chalk and talk” workshops but innovative practical sessions that attendees will leave with something of value for their businesses. This practical workshops should be themed around the following areas:- • Intellectual Property • Contracts • Compliance • Licencing The Authority wishes to ensure that its procurement opportunities are open to small and micro local enterprises and voluntary and community sector organisations as it appreciates the very important role they play in the local economy. Quotations from these organisations are particularly welcomed. Applicants should note that due to the technicality of the software package being used to create this advert, this Opportunity will become "invisible" at midnight on 7th May 2017; Applicants are therefore requested to save all documentation relating to this Opportunity locally. Submissions must be received via the EastMidsTenders portal: https://www.eastmidstenders.org/index.htm by 12:00 noon on 8th May 2017 at the very latest. Late submissions and those received by any other means will not be accepted. Any queries/questions regarding this opportunity must be received via the Due North portal only, otherwise they will not be responded to.

Soft Market test - Parking Services

Leicester City Council | Published April 10, 2017  -  Deadline May 4, 2017
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48000000,

Leicester City Council would like to hear from any organisations willing to share information to what options exist now, in order for the Council to be able to plan accordingly to be able to commission a project to retender for the Parking Services back office and permit solution, ideally with consolidation opportunities of other service contracts in this area to be included Please note this is not a call for competition LCC at present are not fully aware of what currently exists in the market as options to them, even though the business requirements are known, the responses to this Soft Market Test will enable the Council to re- evaluate their current situation and determine the specification and implications for the relevant service provision. The Council wants to ensure that they will be using the latest technology and would like advice on what is possible. The Council is open to any suggestions on how the methodology used, could be improved or adapted to deliver the requirements in a simple and more efficient process. Additionally by implementing a change, it will enable LCC to re-evaluate and replace the current manual processes that are in place and by avoiding unnecessary duplications will provide opportunities for achieving greater efficiency in the Council. Even though the business requirements are known, the responses to this Soft Market Test will enable the Council to re- evaluate our current situation and determine the specification and implications for the relevant service provision. LCC is keen to explore all options and solutions available. Potential Suppliers will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to this soft market test exercise the Council are conducting, in any resulting procurement process. Should you feel your company can contribute to this test then please complete the questionnaire at the end of the document form (link to the document is below) and return to Rebecca.Cowan@leicester.gov.uk. Only responses on the form below will be accepted, and should be returned by 1400hrs on 5th May 2017 at the very latest. Organisations are asked to regularly check this opportunity on Source Leicestershire for any updates. Any advertised opportunity might be updated or removed at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances. Applicants should note that due to the technicality of the software package being used to create this advert, this Opportunity will become "invisible" at midnight, 4th May 2017. Applicants are therefore requested to save all documentation relating to this Opportunity locally.

Provision of Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI)

Leicester City Council | Published April 13, 2017  -  Deadline May 11, 2017
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51000000,

Leicester City Council (LCC) wishes to replace existing server infrastructure including server blades, blade enclosures, blade network switches, blade SAN switches, physical servers, fibre channel and SAN storage with a Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) platform to a single Contractor (“the Supplier”) to provide the goods/services (“the Services”), and as called off additional functionality that maybe required over the term of five (5) years Existing infrastructure resides in the LCC Data Centre located on Anstey Lane, Beaumont Leys, Leicester and a smaller Disaster Recovery (DR) site located within City Hall, Leicester, which provides backup/replication and business continuity services. The majority of this infrastructure is nearing end of serviceable life and no longer meets the levels of performance required by the Authority. The current platform is complex to maintain and troubleshoot during incidents and root cause analysis. The Council also operates a PC replacement cycle for approximately 6,000 end user devices including laptops, desktops, ultra-mobile, tablets and mobile/smartphones. Consequently the Council seeks to understand how any proposed HCI platform could be expanded to support Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) generally and specifically to deliver desktop services to approximately 500 end user devices located in our Libraries, Customers Services Centre(s) and Kiosks. Further information about the opportunity can be found in the ITT documentation which sets out details of the Council's requirements and how to submit your Tender. Electronic submission is essential via the Delta eSourcing system, https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/index.html. This should include electronic signatures, where Tenderers have the capability. Tender submission by fax or email shall not be accepted. You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage. Tenderers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: 8DV7897962 If you experience any technical difficulties please contact Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on 0845 270 7050 or email helpdesk@delta-esourcing.com All communications in relation to this must be made through the Delta eSourcing system, https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/index.html and Tenderers shall not communicate directly with the Lead Contact Officer or any employees or elected members of the Council. ITT responses to be returned by 1400hrs on 12th May 2017 at the very latest. Late submissions and those received by any other means will not be accepted. Organisations are asked to regularly check this opportunity on Source Leicestershire for any updates. Any advertised opportunity might be updated or removed at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances. Applicants should note that due to the technicality of the software package being used to create this advert, this Opportunity will become "invisible" at midnight,11th May 2017. Applicants are therefore requested to save all documentation relating to this Opportunity locally.
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