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Invitation to Tender: Delivery of Specialist Business Support Workshops: Ref T21028

The GC Business Growth Hub wishes to appoint a number of service providers to enter into a Framework Agreement for the delivery of specialist services; the opportunity has been divided into ten lots as detailed below.

The GC Business Growth Hub offers intensive support to people in the process of establishing a business with the potential to employ five staff within three years, or turnover £250k within that same period. The programme is available to those people establishing a business within Greater Manchester.

The support available is made up of one to one sessions with one of our employed business advisers and is available both prior to the business being established and also once the business has started trading. In addition to this we run a number of “one to many‟ sessions which are made up of Workshops, Clinics, and Networking Groups


Duration and Budget:
 The contract period will be from the 4th January 2022 until the 30th September 2023, with an option, to be exercised at GM Business Support Limited sole discretion for an additional 2 extensions of 1 year each.

Please note that whilst the GM Business Support Limited has estimated the volume of services to be provided through the Framework Agreement, the GM Business Support Limited can provide no guarantee of work to any applicant who is successful in winning a place on the Framework Agreement.

The likely value of activity under this framework will be between £40,000 and a maximum of £100,000 excluding VAT.


Deadline for Receipt of Tender

Tenders must be submitted in the required format and be returned by 13:00, Thursday 25th November 2021


ITT Documents

You are required to make your ITT submission via The Growth Company In-tend e-tendering platform.   You are required to complete a basic registration as a supplier on the In-tend Supplier Platform at the following web address: 


Please note that all mandatory fields (highlighted in yellow on the In-Tend Portal) must be completed in order to register your organisation.


Once registered, you must log into the system, express your interest in the opportunity on In-Tend and automatically download the ITT documentation.  Your ITT submission will be made on the In-tend Portal.


The full details of the opportunity can be at