Invitation to Tender: Legal Services for Cheshire and Warrington Urban Development Fund

Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) has secured £20m of European Regional Development Funding to deliver a Cheshire and Warrington Urban Development Fund.

In line with the level of investments made by the Evergreen 1 Fund, it is expected that the fund will only make 5-8 investments with the initial £20m of ERDF. Further investments are expected as the funding is recycled.

The funding will be invested against three ERDF priorities in the following quantities:

• £7m PA1 (research and innovation) e.g. new labs and technical spaces
• £5m PA3 (business support) – for SMEs to grow and develop
• £8m PA4 (low carbon) – to fund energy efficiency property developments or retro fit existing property developments.

Cheshire East Council will be the accountable body for the fund and will own the company that needs to be established to deliver the fund.

Timescales:

Issue brief for procurement – 19th June 2019
Deadline for submissions  10.00am – 27th June 2019
Appointment of consultant – 27th June 2019
Work completed – 12th July 2019

Download the full tender document here.