C&W Access to Finance & Grant Programme – Tender Opportunities

All Cheshire & Warrington Access to Finance & SME Grant programme applicants will be required to post any tender opportunities for the provision of services to implement the projects for which they have been awarded a grant will be advertised on this webpage.

PLEASE NOTE: Whilst the Blue Orchid supports tender opportunities on behalf of its clients, all correspondence regarding any procurement opportunities listed below should be directed towards the contracting business named on the individual document.

Current Opportunities

To submit a quotation for the delivery of the services requested by our grant clients please review the documentation below and submit the required quotation form and pricing information directly to the tendering business.

Blue Orchid will not be able to enter into any correspondence in relation to the procurement below.


Project – Development of a Subscription Website that hosts Video Training courses for Primary Schools

Company Name – First4Maths Ltd/First4Maths Online Ltd

Summary – First4Maths Ltd began trading in October 2011. Our business started as a customer facing business, supporting primary schools, teaching/planning with teachers and supporting the development of mathematics with Mathematics Subject Leaders. We run courses for teachers within schools and at external venues. In 2019 we created a set of books for teachers and sold these via our website https://www.first4maths.co.uk.

During the pandemic, when schools were closed to visitors, we created an online platform https://first4maths.thinkific.com and filmed training for school leaders, teachers, teaching assistants and tutors. This has proved successful and is an area of our business that we would like to develop further. The company that host this platform is based in America, there is no way to include VAT in our payments and there is no way of creating a subscription to include all or specific sections of our content. It is difficult to track customer engagement and usage and therefore retention of customers outside of our local area is creating a challenge for us. We would like to develop or own website that we can manage ourselves with the support of a website design and management company to enable future growth of our company.

We currently have 4 members within our team and we would like to expand our company further when our new website is fully functional.

Requirements of the Brief

We would like to develop an online platform in order to provide a comprehensive package of online support to our schools.

  • Full build of a new website with secure hosting and e-commerce facility.
  • Initial landing page will have introductory videos, testimonials, pricing structure
  • A “book a call now” option linked to an online calendar to book in a tour of our website with one of our consultants.
  • Ability to store online training videos and resources on the site in sections with drop down menus to enable teachers to select the appropriate training course.
  • Subscription service available to customers. Different levels of subscription including full subscription to all courses.
  • Ability to subscribe to elements of the website instead of the whole site.
  • Ability to add additional users from within the same school to the subscription with no additional charge – potential ability to have different costs depending on the size of the school, the larger the school the more users they will be able to have.
  • Dashboard for subscription customers – ability to save their current courses to their dashboard.
  • Ability for First4Maths to track customer usage to enable us to support schools who are not making the most of their package and to identify when schools are coming to the end of their subscription.
  • Training members of First4Maths to be able to add to the site, amend courses, liaise with customers.
  • Ongoing support and management of the website once it is built and live.

Expected Start Date        July 2022

Expected End Date          November 2022

Date of Issue – 13th June 2022

Submission Deadline – 27th June 2022 5pm

Budget – £20,000

For full details and instructions on how to apply, download the specification here


Project – Implementation of ISO 14001 and 18001

Company Name – B-engineering (NW) Ltd trading as B-engineering Group Ltd

Summary – B-engineering group (recently rebranded from Bmech services ltd) has been trading for 31 years and we design, install and maintain all forms of commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical and renewable energy systems across the UK. We currently have one main office and that houses around 15 staff. Then we have around 20 engineers/project managers/estimators etc that secure and deliver the works. Current turn over is around £4mil and we employ around 35 staff.

Requirements of the Brief – We have had ISO9001 for a number of years but due to expansion and our ESG commitments towards becoming net zero and also assisting our clients achieve net zero, we would like to implement the health and safety ISO18001 and also the environmental ISO14001. We expect the successful partner to:

  • Be proactive with ideas to structure the processes for these elements
  • Assist in training of staff with what is required of them and implementing the process
  • Attending meeting in our office to work with us face to face on for most elements of the project
  • Providing quick turnaround of planned works to implement the systems within 4 months

Expected Start Date        July 2022

Expected End Date          October 2022

Date of Issue – 13th June 2022

Submission Deadline – 27th June 2022 5pm

Budget – £8,000

For full details and instructions on how to apply, download the specification here


 

Project – Growth and strategic sales/business development plan to take our new products to market.

Company Name – ePay Merchant Services

Summary – Requirements of the Brief

As a growing business with new products to take to market we are looking for a consultancy company which can provide a business development plan that is aligned to our growth ambitions. The company must be capable of giving us guidance and advice and provide ongoing support on a monthly basis that will allow us to identify, attract and win new business from our ideal customer profile. Ultimately, we are looking for guidance on how to deliver a go to market strategy and multi-channel approach, and support creating a database which will become an asset to our business.

Specifically the channels/challenges where we require support are;

Linkedin

Email

Sales

Telemarketing

Social advertising

Database management

We require ongoing consultancy and support, across the 4 month project, with all of the above to support us in achieving the growth we desire for our business.

 

Expected Start Date        July 2022

Expected End Date          November 2022

Date of Issue – 16th June 2022

Submission Deadline – 30th June 2022 5pm

Budget – £22,000

For full details and instructions on how to apply, download the specification here

 


 

Project – Website Design and Development

Company Name – IDM Engineering Limited

Summary – IDM Engineering Limited require a newly designed and optimised website to replace the existing one. Some of the main requirements are:

  • To better reflect the organisation and modernise its presence and brand.
  • To clearly represent IDM Engineering as a key provider of safety critical engineering services to key market sectors.
  • Use of stock art photography in the main, with some limited in-house generated images are to be used.
  • Website must be responsive and able to be viewed on all types of devices.
  • Initial optimisation to be completed, and on-going SEO will be discussed and agreed at a later stage.
  • The main purpose of the website will be to introduce IDM Engineering, its services, and products it engineers and manufactures.
  • Outline thoughts on its structure are
    • About us
    • Industry sectors
    • Capabilities
    • Case Studies
    • Careers
    • Products
    • News
    • Contact

Expected Start Date July 2022

Expected End Date September 2022

Date of Issue – 22nd June 2022

Submission Deadline – 6th July 2022 5pm

Budget – £6000

For full details and instructions on how to apply, download the specification here