Procurement of Marketing and Communications Services, UKSPF Compliant

Organization: Like Us (NE) Ltd

Contract Duration: Until the end of March 2025

Background: In alignment with the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) guidelines, Like Us (NE) Ltd is seeking to procure specialised Marketing and Communications Services. These services are essential for effectively promoting and communicating the objectives of our publicly funded business support and grant scheme.

Scope of Services:

  1. Strategic Marketing: Development and implementation of comprehensive marketing strategies to enhance the visibility and impact of Like Us (NE) Ltd’s initiatives, in particular the Tees Valley Digital Transformation project/contract.
  2. Communications: Crafting and disseminating clear, engaging, and targeted communications across various platforms, including digital, print, and social media.
  3. Public Relations: Managing public relations efforts to foster a positive image and build strong relationships with stakeholders and the media.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure alignment of marketing and communication strategies with Like Us (NE) Ltd’s goals, client and UKSPF requirements.
  • Proactively represent and manage the day-to-day marketing and comms activities on behalf of Like Us (NE) Ltd; ensuring strict adherence to the requirements of the client/contract as agreed by Like Us (NE) Ltd.
  • Maintain thorough documentation and audit trails to demonstrate compliance with procurement regulations, service quality, and value for money.


  • Proven expertise in marketing and communications within the context of public funds and regulatory compliance.
  • Experience in maximising engagement with the local business landscape and community, in particular, the hardest-to-reach communities and groups.
  • Commitment to providing ongoing support, including adapting strategies to changing regulations, priorities and guidelines in public procurement.

Application Process: Interested parties are invited to submit a comprehensive proposal that includes their qualifications, approach to providing the required services, and examples of successful marketing and communications campaigns. Proposals should also outline the pricing structure.

Deadline for Submission: 15th February 2024 (CLOSED)

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

Note: Like Us (NE) Ltd is dedicated to ensuring a transparent and equitable procurement process. All applicants will be evaluated based on their capacity to fulfil the service requirements while offering value for money and maintaining high-quality standards.