Tender Notice

Providers, Consultants and Associates for Skills for Growth - SME Support Programme JUST CLOSED

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Tender Description

GMBS would like to procure providers, consultants, and associates to assist in the delivery of Skills for Growth - SME Support Programme.
Skills for Growth - SME Support is a fully funded, tailored service to help up-skill businesses and their employees and improve business productivity. The programme will help business leaders grow their business through re-shaping, developing their talent and enhancing their team's performance. Offering impartial advice and guidance to both the business and the individual employees, through one-to-one consultations either with our skills coaches, wellbeing champions and apprenticeship specialists or our procured providers, consultants, or associates. The programme and the team have been developed to help Greater Manchester come back stronger from the challenges presented before, during and after the pandemic, this time better equipped and better prepared with the skills for the future. The Skills Coaches will provide impartial brokerage through to training solutions and funding supported.
The programme will have a core focus on supporting those employed and in work, definition as per ESF guidance. In addition to the ESF eligibility, individuals will also need to evidence at entry to the programme the following requirements. They:
Must be in work at time of entry to the programme (in work with a zero hours contract, furloughed, in work claiming Universal credit and self-employed are all considered eligible), or unemployed with prior approval as mentioned above.
Must be able to evidence right to work and live in the UK
Must be aged over 16.
Must live and/or work within Greater Manchester

GMBS will pay the consultant, provider or associate a maximum cost of £450.00 + VAT for the identification of a business, the signed SPP and a minimum of 3 signed ISDPs.
Each additional ISDP completed with a business (to a maximum of 10) will be paid at a maximum of £50.00 + VAT per ISDP.
Payment will be made upon receipt of the signed SPP/ISDPs and upon confirmation they have passed quality and compliance checks.

Tender categories (products & services required)

Business and management consultancy and related services (CPV 79400000)


North West (UKD)

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