Published date: 30 June 2020

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.

Closing date: 30 July 2020

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract

£7,000,000 to £7,000,000

Published date

30 June 2020

Closing date

30 July 2020

Contract start date

29 August 2020

Contract end date

18 April 2023

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Greater Manchester (GM) has secured approx. £40m European Social Fund to deliver GM's Skills for Growth Programme. An overview of the full programme has been provided along with the delivery model in the specification in order to set the scene for how the SME Skills Support element of the programme, being procured through this specification, fits in to the wider model.
The programme in its whole is purposefully iterative in its development and commissioning, the aim of which is to put GM in a unique position to build a truly collaborative programme that shapes skills delivery and responds to skills needs that emerge throughout the 3 year programme.
Skills provision is critical to GM's recovery from Covid19. This programme provides an opportunity to support businesses as they rapidly develop and innovate to maintain and create economic activity and jobs, with a focus on increased productivity through developing the skills of their workforce. The foundational and frontier growth sectors identified in GM's Prosperity Review and Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) will also be key priorities for this programme.

About the buyer

Contact name

Emily Taylor


4th Floor, Waterside House
Waterside Plaza
M33 7ZF
United Kingdom


+44 1619121616


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.

Closing date: 30 July 2020