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The Growth Company (GC) is an established not-for-profit provider of services to people, business and place.  Our purpose is to Enable Growth, Create Jobs and Improve Lives.  GC has an extensive track record of working with offenders in the community and in custody through MOJ, DWP and locally commissioned contracts, supporting their progression in life and in work.

GC is planning to bid for the HM Prisons & Probation Service CFO Activity Hubs tender, which is due to be released on 14th April, with delivery commencing Jan 2021.

GC is seeking expressions of interest from a diverse range of local organisations in the North West and/or Yorkshire and Humber to increase participant integration and support. Organisations should have a track record in delivery of activities such as:

  • Managing hubs on an end to end basis in specific locations
  • Specialist activities e.g. focusing on arts, crafts, sports, drama, media, music and dance, local one-off community projects, family support sessions, relationship coaching, community development activity, life skills, debt advice, employability and work-related mentoring

We are also looking for organisations who can provide locations to deliver CFO Hub activity, and/or referral partners who provide complementary services.

To apply for this opportunity you will need to register on The Growth Company e-tendering platform, In-Tend, if you are not already registered.  

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

This is a basic registration only. Please note that all mandatory fields (highlighted in yellow on the In-Tend Portal) need to be completed in order to register your organisation. Once you have registered, you must click on the ‘Tenders’ tab and click on ‘Current’, from here you will be able to see the open opportunity.  You need to download the documentation and submit your response in line with the instructions.

Submissions must be made in the required format and be returned by 12 noon 20th April 2020.  Any submissions received after the specified deadline will not be accepted. This is automated on the In-Tend platform therefore you are encouraged to allow adequate time to upload your bid. Please do not email your response; any submissions received by email will be rejected unless agreed in advance due to any technical difficulties with the In-Tend portal.