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Tender for Executive Development Programme Framework (Ref T17002)

The Business Growth Hub (BGH) wishes to appoint a panel of up to 10 service providers to enter into a Framework Contract for the delivery of leadership development to owners, directors and senior leaders that will develop their skills, knowledge and expertise to enable growth within their business. The programme will target businesses that employ five or more staff and have the capacity to create jobs and increase turnover/sales.

Programme delivery (12 hours of support element) is from August 2017 through to June 2018 with an overall target to engage and support a minimum of 100 businesses.

The successful suppliers will be expected to deliver high quality training/development across Greater Manchester. These suppliers will form part of a framework of providers and will be called off by the BGH to work with named executives from eligible businesses.

Providers will be expected to identify and refer eligible business to BGH. Businesses will also be referred to the programme from alternative sources. All businesses regardless of referral source will be required to complete the application process and meet ERDF and growth criteria. Programme-specific growth criteria include the creation of at least one full-time equivalent (36 hours per week or more) job within six months of completing the programme.

A supplier is not guaranteed to be called off to work with a business, regardless of the referral source.


Period of Contract: The contract period will be from 10th August 2017 until 31st December 2018, (with an option to extend the contract for a  further 3 months)

Value of Tender: £100,000 - £150,000 (excluding VAT)

Deadline for Receipt of Tender: 13:00 pm on Friday 21 July 2017


ITT Documents can be downloaded below:

Tender Pack:

Document A: Invitation to Tender and Requirements

Document B: Tender Response

Document C: Tender Return Label

Document D: Draft Terms and Conditions

Document E: Form of Tender

Document F: Questions and Answers

Document G: Financial Assessment Form