Resource Efficiency East’s primary objective has been to ‘increase the productivity and competitiveness of regional SMEs by delivering measurable improvements to their resource efficiency, with the environmental benefits that result also helping to reduce the impact of climate change on the region’s economy.’

The programme will complete business support activities by the 31st January 2021 having assisted over 1,300 SMES to improve their performance. The formal ‘close’ of the programme is due to be at the end of March 2021*. In line with the requirements of our contract with the European Regional Development Fund, Renewables East is required to commission an independent evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the delivery of the programme. The report will form part of the evidence, along with a final financial audit, that enables the programme to be closed.

This tender is to appoint a company, or consultant, to conduct an in-depth review of the work of Resource Efficiency East and assess the performance of the programme.

Please note, in order to ensure the complete impartially of any contractor and to meet the requirement that the evaluation process is completely independent, this tender process is restricted to those organisations/individuals who have not previously delivered work on behalf of Renewables East that relates specifically to the Resource Efficiency East programme.