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Invitation to Tender: Inclusive Leadership Programme Ref: T23101



GC Business Growth Hub (GCBGH) wishes to appoint several providers to enter a Framework Contract for the delivery of specialist leadership development to owners, directors and senior leaders from diverse backgrounds that will develop their skills, knowledge, behaviours, and expertise to enable personal and business growth within their business. The programme will target growth businesses that have the capacity to create or safeguard jobs, increase turnover/sales, and launch new products and services within their marketplaces. All leaders and businesses will be reviewed by GCBGH for access to the programme of support on a number of factors which will include but not limited to - previous business support accessed, leadership development needs and growth potential.

Each provider could work with one or multiple priority areas if their expertise permits.


Providers could receive between £375 - £1500 excluding VAT per business they engage with as part of the programme. The support completed will be evidenced via appropriate documentation/CRM Portals, which will be provided to successful providers upon commencement of the contract.


The leadership support can be delivered either face to face or online. The support will be delivered in the manner and at a time/day that best meets the needs of the leader/business. Leadership support cannot be delivered via any pre-recorded methods i.e., leaders watching pre-recorded training videos.


The support is based on the needs of the individual leader/leadership team and must be structured by the providers to meet their leadership growth objectives. The support can be delivered one to one or a blended approach of one to one and one to many.


Duration and Budget

The contract period will be from the award date until the 31st March 2025 – all delivery by providers must have concluded by 20th December 2024 to allow a 3-month impact collection period.

The likely value of activity under this framework will be £166,000 plus VAT


Deadline for Receipt of Tender

Tenders will be accepted until the 13:00 on the 12th September 2023.


ITT Documents

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


Once registered, you will receive an email granting you access to the site. Your ITT submission will be made on the Panacea Portal.

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