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Invitation to Tender: Innovation Champions- Energy Innovation Hub: Ref T21071-1.

GC Business Growth Hub (GC BGH) wishes to appoint two Innovation Champions (or the equivalent of approximately 280 days) to support the delivery of the Energy Innovation Hubs support programme.

The Growth Company (GC) is at the heart of Greater Manchester (GM)’s innovation ecosystem, supporting 17,000+ businesses annually through our Business Services division and working collaboratively with 25+ business incubators/accelerators across GM.

We have used this experience/expertise and local insight and worked closely with our key delivery partners to develop an innovative business support project – Energy Innovation Hub - aiming to accelerate the growth of new environmental products/services as well as the transformation of business processes to support the delivery of GM’s decarbonisation agenda and bridge the innovation gap that has been identified.

Programme delivery is scheduled to commence in October 2021 and will run through to March 2022.

Please note that GC BGH are still awaiting confirmation of a successful outcome of bid for funding and this project is dependent on securing the funds.

Duration and Budget: The contract period will be from the commencement date until the 31st March 2022.

The value of activity under this framework will not exceed a maximum of £140,000 including VAT

Deadline for Receipt of Tender

Tenders must be submitted in the required format and be returned by 13:00,Wednesday 13th September 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

This is a re-issue of an unawarded tender.