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.

IPES is a new voluntary provision covering England and Wales for people with disabilities and complex barriers to work. IPES providers will deliver support tailored to an individual's needs, focussed on overcoming barriers, building an effective support network, identifying and achieving employment aspirations, providing consistent contact and intensive support for up to 15 months and in work support for 6 months. Successful partners will be working alongside GC's team of IPES advisers, who are directly delivering the End to End customer journey through the IPES provision in the North West region.

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 service offer to our customers whilst on programme.

The Growth Company is seeking appoint delivery partners with a high-quality service offer and a proven track record of delivery.

We welcome bids for individual or multiple support areas/ locations and remote delivery. All successful specialist partners will be contracted on a call off/ on demand basis, based on our customer needs throughout the duration of the contract.

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 17.00 Wednesday 20th January 2021.

We look forward to hearing from you