Green Paper: Transforming public procurement

Deadline 10th March 2021

The Government have published the following proposals, in this Green Paper it is intended to shape the future of public procurement in this country for many years to come.

The government’s goal is to speed up and simplify our procurement processes, place value for money at their heart, and unleash opportunities for small businesses, charities and social enterprises to innovate in public service delivery.

Click here for the consultation.

Market Testing – Creative Workspace on Grimsby Docks

Deadline 22nd December 2020

Earlier this year, world-renowned architects, Donald Insall Associates were appointed to create redevelopment plans for a group of heritage buildings on the docks in Grimsby. 

To help develop their plans further, North East Lincolnshire Council and the Grimsby Creates team are interested to hear the views of creative workspaces providers, through preliminary market consultation, to consider how any new creative hub of buildings could be best delivered to support and grow the creative industries in North East Lincolnshire.

They want to hear from business and organisations that have expertise in this field to ensure that the development fulfils the ambition of the Grimsby Creates programme, creating new networks, building new facilities and a strong creative cluster. 

The short questionnaire, available through the Pro-Contract portal (reference DN513879) is open until 22 December.

Help Historic England develop a new public engagement and community strategy

Please see the message below from Historic England:

Historic England is working with the New Citizenship Project to develop a new public engagement and communications strategy, and we want to co-create it with people interested in history, heritage and the historic environment.

Historic England’s aim is to encourage everyone to shape and champion England’s heritage, and so we are inviting people to share stories of things they’ve done to support historic places, from small, everyday things like championing the local pub, or park, to something big like saving a building from dereliction or demolition. 

You can tell your story here:  – we are really keen to hear from as broad and diverse a group as possible. There is also an opportunity to sign up for a series of workshops in September and October to help draw on these stories to shape our approach to involving more people in taking action to support the historic environment. If you’d like to know more about these workshops then please get in touch with

It only takes a couple of minutes to share a story and can be anything at all in support of history or heritage. We’re keen to hear from as many people as possible so please feel free to circulate this e-mail to anyone you think may be interested.

NHS GP Services and COVID-19

Deadline 17th August 2020

Local GP Practices and NHS North East Lincolnshire CCG are working together to gather the views of patients regarding the changes that have been made to Primary Care services in response to the Covid19 outbreak.

They are asking for the views and experiences of patients now, in order to inform plans for future services. You can complete the survey online by clicking the following link below;

Local VCSE impact survey

We would like to get a better idea of how the current crisis is affecting voluntary and community sector groups in North East Lincolnshire and would be grateful if you could complete this quick and simple survey. We would still like you to complete it even if your group has NOT been involved in the Covid-19 response and has not been badly affected, as this helps us to understand the overall impact.

We appreciate you might have filled out other regional surveys but please take a few minutes to answer the questions.

Responses will help us to assess the scale of any funding issues, and identify any particular areas of work, or organisations, that may experience a significant negative impact.

If you have any questions please contact Pippa Robson on 07791 040433 or email

Sense, The National Deafblind And Rubella Association, Research Questionnaire

Sense, The National Deafblind And Rubella Association, and the ukactive Research Institute are partnering together to understand in more detail how families with a child or children with complex disabilities engage in physical activity. As part of this, they would like to ask you some questions on your perceptions of activity opportunities available through this short survey.

This will be used to support the continued development of physical activity provisions for children with complex disabilities.

To find out more and to access the survey, click here.

Consultation on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Deadline 2nd October 2019

This consultation aims to gather evidence about whether the current laws on protecting people from sexual harassment in the workplace are effective.

Government Equalities Office (GEO) want everybody to feel safe at work so they can succeed and thrive. GEO are therefore looking at whether the current laws on this issue provide the protections they’re supposed to; considering whether there are any gaps and thinking about what more can be done at a practical level to ensure people are properly protected at work

To help them with this they want to understand people’s experiences, focussing on some particular issues we might be able to tackle through changes to the law:

  • How best to make sure employers take all the steps they can to prevent harassment from happening
  • Strengthening and clarifying the law so it’s clear employers should protect their staff from being harassed by clients, customers, or other people from outside their organisation
  • Whether interns and volunteers are adequately protected by current laws and
  • Whether people should be given longer to take a harassment, discrimination or victimisation claim to an Employment Tribunal

To find out more, please visit the GOV.UK website here.