Procurement Advertisement for Consultant in Public Procurement and Tender Management

Title: Procurement of Consultant for Development of UKSPF Compliant Procurement Framework

Organisation: Like Us (NE) Ltd

Contract Duration: Until the end of March 2025

Background: Like Us (NE) Ltd is seeking to procure a consultant with expertise in public procurement and tender management. The consultant will play a pivotal role in developing a Procurement Framework or Dynamic Purchasing System, aligned with the new UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) requirements. This framework will be instrumental in procuring specialist consultants, training providers, and other service suppliers necessary for the delivery of a publicly funded business support and grant scheme.

Scope of Services:

  1. Development of Procurement Framework: Establish a UKSPF compliant procurement framework or dynamic purchasing system.
  2. Conflict of Interest Management: Implement processes to identify and manage potential conflicts of interest, particularly concerning linked organizations involved in UKSPF funded contracts.
  3. Independent Oversight: Independently oversee and manage procurement processes, ensuring the inclusion of potentially linked organizations and maintaining a robust audit trail.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the developed procurement framework complies with UKSPF requirements and National Procurement Guidance.
  • Identify and mitigate potential conflicts of interest.
  • Provide ongoing support and review of the procurement processes to capture any changes in conflicts of interest over time.
  • Maintain thorough documentation and audit trails to demonstrate compliance, quality of service, and value for money.


  • Proven expertise in public procurement and tender management.
  • Experience in developing procurement frameworks compliant with public funding requirements.
  • Ability to manage complex conflict of interest scenarios effectively.
  • Commitment to provide ongoing support and adapt to evolving procurement regulations and guidelines.

Application Process: Interested consultants are invited to submit a proposal detailing their qualifications, approach to the project, and previous experience in similar roles. The proposal should also include a pricing structure.

Deadline for Submission: 19/08/2023 (CLOSED)

Contact Information: For more information or to submit proposals, please contact info@like-us.co.uk

Note: Like Us (NE) Ltd is committed to a transparent and fair procurement process. All applicants will be assessed based on their ability to fulfill the outlined requirements while ensuring value for money and maintaining high-quality standards.