Re-opened – Call for service providers for The Big House programme for the Creative Quarter on Contracts Finder

June 12th 2017


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Framework Contract Opportunity for The Big House programme on behalf of The Creative and Digital Industries D2N2 Consortium for Increased SME Competitiveness

The Big House programme is a 3 year, £5 million tailored support programme for the Creative and Digital Industries sector in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire. The programme is part-funded by a £2.5 million contribution from the European Regional Development Funded (ERDF) and match funding from the Creative Local Growth Fund from Arts Council England. As well as the Creative Quarter, other partners in the programme include: The University of Derby, Nottingham Trent University – The Hive, New Art Exchange, Derby Theatre, Derby QUAD, NBV Enterprise Solutions Ltd and Nottingham City Council. Find out more


The Creative Quarter’s programme is called Open Doors and it aims to help businesses become ‘enterprise ready’, whether they’re entrepreneurs, start-ups or more established businesses looking to grow. Open Doors will also help businesses bring new products and services to market. The programme includes a range of support including face-to-face business support, peer-to-peer networking events and expert-led business support sessions. Businesses will also be signposted to other support available through partner programmes, to make sure they get the specialist support they need.


This Framework Contract Opportunity is seeking to create a pool of expert service providers – to work with the Creative Quarter to deliver high-quality events to support participants of The Big House programme. Framework agreements will be reviewed annually.


There are four elements to the Framework and individual briefs can be found on Contracts Finder by clicking the links below.

1. Framework Document for Catering
2. Framework Document for Technical support and IT equipment hire
3. Framework Document for Venues
4. Framework Document for Workshop Leaders

 Full details of the application requirements can be found on each brief. 

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You can tender for any or all of the frameworks if you feel you have the necessary skills and experience. The Creative Quarter will treat each submission according to the selection criteria identified on the brief.


For any questions relating to these Framework Contract Opportunities please email Diana Vernon on or call 0115 710 0107.

The deadline for submissions is: 5pm on Wednesday 5 July 2017