Decision details

Skills Bootcamps Wave 3: Digital Skills Contract Award

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


GMCA have run a competitive process and IN4.0 Group, Back 2 Work Complete Training, Generation and Netcom Training Ltd submissions were the highest scoring bidders within the £3,000,000 budget.
8 submissions were received and were sent to a full evaluation panel. The evaluation comprised of 3 parts, covering (75%) Quality, (15%) Social Value and (10%) Value for Money.

The Successful provider’s scores were deemed acceptable and comprehensive throughout their submission and offered the most economically advantageous tenders.


Following a competitive procurement process using GMCA’s Education Work and Skills Flexible Procurement System, GMCA wishes to award a £450,000 contract to IN4.0 Group, a £913,710 contract to Back 2 Work Complete Training, a £405,760 contract to Generation and a £475,500 contract to Netcom Training Ltd. This is part of the Skills Bootcamps programme and will support over 700 learners to train into digital/tech roles during 2022/23.
Delivery is expected to start no later than end of June 2022, bootcamps must be no longer than 16 weeks and all delivery must have concluded by the end of March 2023 (with the potential for an extension dependent on good performance), and all contract activity and support must conclude no longer than 6 months after the conclusion of delivery.
GMCA’s specification as attached as a background document.

Publication date: 16/06/2022

Date of decision: 10/06/2022