Published date: 1 December 2021

Last edited date: 9 December 2021

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 2021, 1pm

Contract summary


  • Business and management consultancy and related services - 79400000

Location of contract

North West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

1 December 2021

Closing date

16 December 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

4 January 2022

Contract end date

30 June 2022

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.

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GC Business Growth Hub (GC BGH) wishes to appoint 5 Business Advisors (Vision Enablers) to support the delivery of a brand-new, innovative programme for early stage and pre-start businesses: Start-Up Vision. This 6-month pilot programme is funded under the Community Renewal Fund.
The project is split into 5 specific geographical lots. A supplier can only apply for a maximum of 2 lots.
Lot 1: Bolton Vision Enabler (20% of overall delivery)
Lot 2: Manchester Vision Enabler (20% of overall delivery)
Lot 3: Oldham Vision Enabler (20% of overall delivery)
Lot 4: Rochdale Vision Enabler (20% of overall delivery)
Lot 5: Core Vision Enabler ((covering the 6 other GM local authorities.) (20% of overall delivery))

The successful candidates are expected to be a single point of contact for 40 onboarded clients each, with key responsibilities including:
 Handling client enquiries via, phone and email, initially assessing the growth potential and business needs using appropriate tools, processes and systems where required and Establishing and maintaining effective relationships and key client contacts
 Ensure that potential clients comply with the project eligibility criteria by ensuring that initial eligibility checks, prior to formal assessment and action planning are carried out.
 Making sure clients are personally introduced to those services identified as appropriate (internal and external) and monitor the delivery of these services is to support the client's strategy and/or objectives and address those barriers to growth identified
 Ensure that the monitoring and collection of output and impacts data is undertaken throughout the project and at the conclusion of each individual project in-line with funders' requirements
 Ensure client enquiries and partner referrals are correctly recorded on GC's CRM and associated service specific data capturing systems, updating progress against agreed actions as plans progress and ensure all administration is completed in timely manner against deadlines and is checked for accuracy
 Work with the relevant businesses closely to monitor any outputs including new jobs created/safeguarded, any GVA increase and other service specific outputs and outcomes that result from activities undertaken
 Liaise with CRF grant coordinator

The value of activity under this framework will must not exceed a maximum of £180,000 excluding VAT (£36,000 per lot).
Payment will be £6k per month but GMBS reserve the right to withhold £3k if sufficient progress against the monthly outcome/targets (Appendix 4) has not been reached. Any withheld payments will be paid in the following month on completion of outcomes/targets.

About the buyer

Contact name

Nick Batty


Lee House
90 Great Bridgewater St
M1 5JW


0161 237 4044