Published date: 19 January 2021

This notice was replaced on 3 June 2021

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

Awarded contract (published 3 June 2021, last edited 3 June 2021)

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Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

North West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

19 January 2021

Closing date

1 May 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

3 May 2021

Contract end date

31 December 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (above threshold)

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Growth Company is looking for this Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is to procure a large number of providers to assist in the delivery of EnterprisingYou, a programme of support for Greater Manchester residents aged 18 years old or over who are Self Employed and/or working in the GIG economy, with a gross personal income below £27,000 per annum.

The DPS is in 2 stages:
• Providers are approved to enter the Framework
• Activity submitted by approved providers is approved for delivery
Once a provider has been approved, they can submit as many applications for activity as they wish.

Applications to become a provider and for activity will be accepted until the 1st October 2021.

Activity should appeal to multiple clients and focus on training and / or personal development that will help clients to develop their vocational skills, business skills or personal effectiveness. Activity can be delivered on a consultative, group or digital basis and be a rolling programme or bespoke. Activity should aim to support the client to make their business more efficient, sustainable and profitable. Activity may also support the client to improve their health or wellbeing to underpin their ability to drive their business performance. Activity must not be licence to practice

Activity should be delivered in Greater Manchester by Greater Manchester based providers. Provision delivered outside of Greater Manchester or by providers based outside of Greater Manchester will only be approved if it is considered a unique or niche unavailable in the Greater Manchester area.

It is envisaged that each client will access on average no more than 3 separate instances of activity with the total value and amount of time spent being variable. We therefore require a range of price options. Should a client be interested in accessing more than 3 different types of activity with the same provider and that provider can bundle the total cost into one payment, consideration may be given to approval of more than 3 separate types of activity.

Activity should indicatively be delivered over no longer than 16 weeks.

More information


Additional text

The Contract ends on the 31st Dec 2021. The DPS will be open for the life of the contract and bidders can apply to join the Framework at any time during this period. In order to ensure that we manage the Framework efficiently, we have identified dates when we will begin a round of evaluation of the latest bids and these are:

About the buyer

Contact name

Nick Batty


Lee House
90 Great Bridgewater St
M1 5JW


0161 237 4044