Published date: 13 March 2019

This notice was replaced on 2 April 2019

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 25 June 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.

Contract summary


  • Software package and information systems - 48000000

Location of contract

North West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

13 March 2019

Closing date

24 April 2019

Contract start date

10 June 2019

Contract end date

1 September 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

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The overarching aim is to create a single, digital platform that helps young people to make appropriate and effective decisions about their future careers in Greater Manchester. By developing a comprehensive online system that addresses the needs of a wide range of stakeholders in the city-region, we expect the Platform to:
Deliver on the Mayoral Manifesto to introduce a "UCAS-style application process"
• Improve young people's access to encounters and opportunities offered by employers,
• Support the delivery of Greater Manchester's Curriculum for Life
• Improve young people's jobs and career opportunities
• Address social and systematic inequalities,
• Improve progression and retention at key transition points

More information


About the buyer

Contact name

Bushra Dawood


Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters
146 Bolton Road, Swinton
M27 8US
United Kingdom


+44 1616084120