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The Growth Company is the prime contractor for the Greater Manchester ESF-funded Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme, which operates under the contract brand “RAISE”.

RAISE provides an underpinning all-age approach to CEIAG which is complementary to other interventions supporting ‘at risk’ young people and specific groups of adults.  The programme is split into two target groups:

  • Theme 1: Young people who are 15-18 or up to 25 with SEND and Care Leavers
  • Theme 2:  Adults 19+ who are unemployed or economically inactive

We are seeking supply chain partners that are able to support Theme 2 - Adults aged 19+ who are unemployed or economically inactive. Supply chain partners should demonstrate:

  • Experience and a successful track record of delivering impartial CEIAG services
  • Relevant expertise and accreditations, e.g. Matrix Standard
  • Established referral, engagement, and progression routes for unemployed adults, including specified cohorts of adult customers
  • Staffing capacity to deliver careers guidance in Greater Manchester from January 2018.

Deadline for applications is 10am on Friday 1st December 2017.


If you wish to apply to this opportunity, and you are not already registered on our In-tend Supplier platform you are required to complete a basic registration as a supplier 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 will be able to log into the system, express your interest and automatically download the bid documentation.

Bidders who have previously registered on the Growth Company In-Tend Site will be able to log in and access the opportunity.

Please note that the registration process on In-Tend is a basic registration: you are also required to complete all relevant sections on the Questionnaire for this tender and upload it via the In-tend system.

Any submissions received after this time will not be accepted. This is automated on the In-tend platform, therefore, you are encouraged to allow adequate time to upload your submission documentation. Please do not email your bid response: any submissions received by email will be rejected.


If you have any questions about this process, please use the In-tend platform to correspond with GC. If you require further assistance in respect of the In Tend system please contact the In-tend support team at support@in-tend.com or telephone on 0845 557 8079 / 0114 407 0065