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Invitation to Tender for Evaluation of Business Support Services Framework T18038

GC Business Growth Hub wishes to appoint an external provider to work with us to develop and implement an evaluation of the GM Business Productivity and Inclusive Growth programme and to appoint Service Providers to enter into a Framework Contract for the delivery of any further Evaluation Services that may be required during the period of this Contract by any of the Organisation’s owned by the Growth Company.

The Contract for the Evaluation of the GM Business Productivity and Inclusive Growth programme will be awarded to the highest-ranking bidder. Also, the winning bidder and no more than the next three highest ranked bidders will be appointed to the Framework.

The requirements of the Evaluation of the GM Business Productivity and Inclusive Growth programme are as follows:-

1) the production of interim and final evaluation reports (8 reports in total.) The final evaluation reports for the Start-up Support and The Business Growth Programme modules should also meet MHCLG’s requirements for Summative Assessment of ERDF projects. 

2) The production of a further cross-cutting report that looks at the collective contribution that all modules have made to the programme objectives set out in the Business Case, including the cross-cutting themes of place and sectors.

Period of Contract:   The Framework will be for 4 years, commencing from the 24th September 2018 until the 23rd September 2022.

Value of Tender: The maximum spend on the Framework will be no more than £500,000.

In the first instance the likely value of activity of spend for the initial project under this framework will be between £80,000 and £120,000 excluding VAT.

Deadline for Receipt of Tender :       Tenders must be submitted in the required format and be returned by 1 pm on Thursday 2nd August 2018.

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: 
https://in-tendhost.co.uk/manchestergrowthcompany/aspx/Home  

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.