Published date: 17 September 2021

Withdrawn opportunity - This means that the contract has been withdrawn early. This could be due to a change of circumstances.

Closing: 23 September 2021, 10am

Contract summary


  • Career guidance services - 79634000

  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

North West

Value of contract

£1 to £5,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

17 September 2021

Closing date

23 September 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

31 January 2022

Contract end date

30 September 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Other: Open Expression of Interest (non OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Greater Manchester Combined Authority have released a tender for the ESF NEET And YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMME. The Growth Company (GC) anticipate bidding Lot 2 - Engaging and supporting young people aged 18-24 years into further education, training or employment in Greater Manchester (GM).

As a Prime Contractor, GC are looking for providers who can deliver bespoke support and training for the young people who are 18-24 NEET or at risk of NEET (including unemployed and economically inactive).
This tender specification outlines the information that GC requires to determine the capacity and capability of organisations to deliver the service. We are interested in applications from those organisations who can:
• Demonstrate an existing track record of successfully engaging and delivering to 18-24-year-olds in GM
• Have experience and track record of delivering high quality IAG, support to NEET learners to overcome various barriers.
• Can offer innovative interventions and specific support to overcome barriers

Following this Expression of Interest exercise, successful providers will be asked to provide further information including due diligence should GC be successful in our bid to GMCA.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

The Growth Company - Greater Manchester ESF NEETs and Youth Employment Programme (Lot 2 - 18-24)

  • Opportunity
  • Published 14 September 2021



About the buyer

Contact name

Kelly Edwards


Lee House,90 Great Bridgewater Street