Published date: 2 December 2019

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 16 December 2019

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

2 December 2019

Closing date

16 December 2019

Contract start date

6 January 2020

Contract end date

31 July 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

Non-OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued below a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



We are pleased to invite you to submit a tender response to join our European Social Fund (ESF) and Adult Education Budget (AEB) Provider Framework. This framework will cover future opportunities around our current Prime ESF and AEB contracts across The North West and South Yorkshire.

The Framework will operate across Greater Manchester, Lancashire, South Yorkshire and Liverpool City Region, and will be made up of providers who can support GC deliver across one or more of the Contract Areas defined below:

Contract Area 1: Skills Support for the Workforce- Greater Manchester
Contract Area 2: Skills Support for The Work Force - Lancashire
Contract Area 3: Skills Support for the Workforce - More Developed (Lot 1) & Transitional (Lot 2) Sheffield City Region
Contract Area 4: Skills Support for the Unemployed Greater Manchester
Contract Area 5: Skills Support for the Unemployed Sheffield City Region - More Developed (Lot 1) & Transitional (Lot 2)
Contract Area 6: Supply of support for individuals who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) or at risk of NEET Greater Manchester
Contract Area 7: Adult Education Budget (AEB) Liverpool City Region (LCR)
Contract Area 8: Adult Education Budget (AEB) Greater Manchester (GM)

This framework will cover future opportunities around our current Prime ESF and AEB contracts. There is no limit to the number of providers admitted.

**Existing providers already on the Framework do not need to reapply, but may wish to resubmit their Document D, Matrix of Delivery to identify new areas of delivery. Please see the tender documentation for further details.
**Providers unsuccessful in joining the Framework in July 2019 are welcome to reapply**

The deadline for submissions is 9:00 Monday 16th December 2019.

To apply for the framework, please register on our In-Tend site to download the documentation which contains instructions and information for your submission, including specification of requirements, and the key assessment and evaluation criteria that will be used to assess offers.

You are required to make your submission via the GC In-tend e-tendering platform at the following web address:

Please note that all mandatory fields (highlighted in yellow on the In-Tend Portal) must be completed in order to register your organisation. Once registered, you must log into the system, express your interest in the opportunity on In-Tend and download the documentation.
Any submissions received after the specified deadline will not be accepted.
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.

More information


About the buyer

Contact name

Kelly Edwards


Lee House,90 Great Bridgewater Street


0161 245 4734


Closing: 16 December 2019