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17 December 2019

Dorset Gateway: Custom Broker Services tender open for applications

Dorset Gateway: Custom Broker Services

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking applications to tender for its Custom Broker Services as part of the Dorset Gateway project.

Dorset Gateway is the central repository of information, advice and support for businesses within the county, offering a business support service and signposting to the most appropriate local or national commercial or public funded assistance available to help them grow. It provides an informed and bespoke service, free to any Dorset based businesses looking for help to source appropriate available solutions for growth and development.

Dorset Gateway is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and is part of the national growth hub network.

The Dorset Gateway Brokerage Partner(s) will be an access point for brokerage to a wide range of business support services in the Dorset county area, which will include the provision of the following services:

  • Events
  • Training
  • Business start
  • Business growth, including Scale Ups
  • Business planning
  • Business finance
  • Skills and training
  • Sales and marketing
  • Supply chains/procurement
  • Innovation, research and development
  • Product, service and process development
  • Export and import
  • Brexit support
  • Business networks.

The maximum contract value is £80,000 per annum exclusive of VAT.

PLEASE NOTE: Section 2 of the tender document has been updated in relation to the maximum value of the contract and the application of VAT.

The tender deadline is 18:00, Friday 17 January.

Download the tender document which provides details of the requirements and timescales. If you have any queries or would like an informal conversation please contact


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