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SFBC Procurement Opportunity – Technology Article Specification, Peer Review/ Proof Reading – Reference 029-2017-S-SFBC

Superfast Business Cornwall (SFBC) is aservice for SMEs across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly that aims to boost business competitiveness through increased understanding and exploitation of digital technology. The service offers SMEs, start-ups and social enterprises a tailored programme of high quality information, advice, and digital skills development. Match funding is available to enable or accelerate digital transformational projects.

The service is for eligible SMEs based in Cornwall and will run from 1st June 2016 to 31st March 2019. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the service will be delivered by Serco Enterprise, national market leaders in the provision of Superfast Broadband focused business support and will be closely aligned to the activities of Superfast Cornwall.

A key part of this service is our Technology Knowledge Bank:

“An online resource of impartial information explaining the benefits of digital technologies for businesses. Written in plain English, our practical guides, top tips, articles and case studies cover topics such as Moving to the Cloud, Integrating Systems, Flexible Working, IT Security Management, Creating a Successful Website and much more. Updated with latest thinking from industry experts and case studies to help bring the ideas to life. Register and use resources:

Content has been in development since 2012 for a variety of Superfast/digital business support programmes that we have delivered. We have extensive material that can be refreshed, but will need to also add new content. We have a panel of content writers but are open to recruiting more in order to ensure we have a good expertise coverage of current and emerging technologies.*

We will be adding new content and refreshing existing content throughout the duration of the service which runs until March 2019.

In the later stages of the programme we will edit and review all content to ensure that it is current.

We are inviting applications (Incl. quotes) from experienced ICT professionals or technology writers to specify content for articles/guides and then conduct a peer review/proof read of the content.

Proof reading/peer review of articles would be expected to be completed within 3 working days

As part of the application we ask that you please list the areas of expertise and evidence for this from your professional background and any previous experience of writing/reviewing articles.

If you are already a supplier to our service in another capacity please bear this in mind when quoting for this work that this activity is not expected to have the same cost as we are paying for ICT specialists delivering 1-2-1 Advice to Businesses or to content writers for researching/drafting the articles/guides.

We expect to have a number of suppliers completing this activity in order to cover a wide range of topics/specialisms.

This activity is likely to take place between May 2017 and September 2018, with final updates and edits of the content between September 2018 and February 2019

All materials are the property of Superfast Business Cornwall and must not be reproduced or distributed

If you would like to be considered as part of a small network of suppliers for this support please email us at for a copy of the application form quoting reference ‘029-2017-S-SFBC Specialist Proof Reading’ in the subject box


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