Decision details

ESF Skills for Growth – SME Support

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The GMCA have ran a competitive process and the above provider submitted the most economically advantageous tender.

4 submissions were received. The supplier assessment questionnaires were checked and with any supporting documents were sent to IG and finance for the financial due diligence to be carried out and for the information governance questions to be evaluated as both of these sections were clearly stated as potential exclusions for bidders. This resulted in 1 Bidder being excluded from the process on Information Governance.

The remaining 3 invitation to tender submissions were sent to the full evaluation panel.

The Invitation to Tender comprised of 3 parts, covering (80%) Quality, (10%) Social Value and (10%) Value for Money.

The Successful provider scored good and excellent throughout their submission and offered the most economically advantageous tender overall.


Following a competitive process the GMCA wishes to award a 30 month contract to the Successful Provider.

Publication date: 10/09/2020

Date of decision: 07/09/2020