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Today’s Tenders

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Take a look at these Tender opportunities for funding in Knowledge Exchange activities. Please pass this on to any colleagues you feel may also be interested. For more information on any opportunity listed, please contact

Cleaning in Process Manufacturing Scoping Study

The scope of this tender is to establish a contract between Centre for Process Innovation Ltd (CPI) and a suitable supplier for the production of a report on cleaning in formulated products. The contract is expected to be delivered within a three month timeframe.

Deadline for proposals: 18 July

Funding available: £40,000

Health and Social Care Sector Growth Plan Report

Leicestershire County Council are aiming to devise and implement a Health and Social Care Sector Growth Plan (SGP) for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) that will quantify the importance of the sector to the local economy, identify the investment needed to develop and transform it and identify the future skills and labour market needs. The primary purpose of the H&SC SGP will be to underpin and shape Economic Strategy development, work programmes and funding decisions, through the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) and the anticipated Leicester and Leicestershire Combined Authority.

Deadline for proposals: 18 July

Funding available: £30,000

Provision of Arts Development Projects

Halton Borough Council is re-opening the window of opportunity for the Provision of Arts Development Projects. For these projects they are seeking a pool of professional artists working across all art forms, interested in community engagement and/or education based work. We are also looking for artists across all art forms to deliver projects specific to the history of Runcorn Hill Park, and who have a particular interest in community engagement based work.

Deadline for proposals: 22 July

HS2 Circular Economy Opportunities Assessment

High Speed Two (HS2 Ltd) intends to procure a Contract to identify existing work linked to circular economy and additional opportunities and evaluate and prioritise these to understand where further embedment of circular economy principles can deliver value for the programme. We require a strategic assessment that: places the business case at the heart of the study; focusses on specific changes that HS2 can implement; and identifies opportunities which would deliver quantifiable cost savings to HS2 Ltd.

Deadline for proposals: 25 July


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