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The Growth Company (GC) are currently delivering several projects funded by The European Social Fund.

We are looking for a provider of monitoring and evaluation services with the aim of developing an evaluation framework, and formative evaluation report, for three ESF funded programmes these are:

•             Supply of support for individuals who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) or at risk of NEET;

•             Supply of Skills Support to the Unemployed; and

•             Supply of Skills Support for the Workforce.

GC are committed to continuously developing and improving it services by better understanding the customer experience and learning how these services benefit clients.

As part of this commitment GC Employment undertakes regular evaluations of the services it delivers. This provides valuable feedback for our teams and funders. In accordance with European Social Fund requirements GC Employment wishes to undertake a series of evaluations of services in compliance with the Monitoring and Evaluation of European Cohesion Policy European Social Fund Guidance Document.  A supplier is sought to act as the Lead Research Consultant working in conjunction with The Growth Company -  GC Employment. 

The tender documents contains instructions and information for your tender submission, including specification of requirements, Supplier Questionnaire, and includes the key assessment and evaluation criteria and the Contract Conditions.

To apply for the opportunity and to download the tender documents you are required to complete a basic registration as a Supplier on the Growth Company tender portal at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/manchestergrowthcompany/aspx/Home

Following your registration, please go to the Tenders tab and Express Interest in the opportunity.

Your ITT submission will be made on the In-tend Portal.  Submissions must be made in the required format and be returned by 12 noon Wednesday 11th September 2019.

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 tender 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 the Growth Company. 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.

We look forward to receiving your tender response.