The Growth Company (GC) are pleased to invite you to submit a tender to join a framework of specialist partners across the North West to support our Intensive Personalised Employment Support (IPES) DWP contract.

GC have specific funding stream as part of the IPES service to engage with and work with specialist partners who will be used to enhance the current service offer to our customers whilst on programme. We are looking to appoint a pool (framework) of specialist partners across the North West who can provide specialist support on a call off/ on demand basis, based on our customer needs throughout the duration of the contract.

We are looking for providers who have proven experience of providing specialist support services to participants who have complex support needs because of a disability or health need and who can support GC in delivering this project. All specialist provision should be delivered by suitable qualified staff and only include provision that is not currently accessible through other funding stream within the community.

The types of support listed below is indicative of the types of support that we currently require, however should not be considered exhaustive or exclusive, as the support required is customer led. We are currently particularly interested in hearing from providers who deliver these types of services.  However, we welcome hearing from providers with offers outside of those stated, where you are able to provide specialist services and/or are working with participants who have complex support needs because of disability or health needs.

  • General mental health support
  • Deaf Customers
  • Blind/Visually Impaired customers
  • Health Management
  • Customers with Learning difficulties/Autism
  • Money Advice/Debt Support
  • Parents with young children
  • Dyslexic customers/those with reading difficulties
  • Motivation & Confidence

We would like to welcome interested providers to join The Growth Company for a Zoom meeting to discuss the opportunity in more detail and the requirements of the tender:

11am – 12.30 am 24th March 2021.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 921 4975 7463
Passcode: 6g=%Ee

To see further details and apply for the framework please download the documentation from In-Tend which contains instructions and information for your submission, including specification of requirements, and the key assessment and evaluation criteria that will be used to assess offers.

Submissions must be made in the required format and be returned by 5pm Friday 9th April 2021

We look forward to hearing from you