Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer GMCA & TfGM
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
GMCA have run a competitive process and the
Growth Company’s submission scored highest after
2 submissions were received and were sent to a full evaluation panel. Both submissions were checked by GMCA’s Information Governance Team and were found to be acceptable. The finances of the bidding companies were also checked, along with the safeguarding policies submitted.
The Invitation to Tender comprised of 3 parts, covering (75%) Quality, (15%) Social Value and (10%) Price.
The Successful provider’s scores were deemed acceptable and comprehensive throughout their submission and offered the most economically advantageous tender overall. The Growth Company scored higher than the unsuccessful bidder in a number of questions, and the evaluation panel were particularly impressed with their responses concerning their track record and quality, their engagement and stakeholder management, their performance management and monitoring, and their social value response.
Following a competitive procurement process
using GMCA’s Education Work and Skills Flexible Procurement
System, GMCA wishes to award a £500,000 contract to the
Growth Company. This is part of the Skills for Growth programme and
focuses on cross sector support in Project Management for
Delivery is expected to start no later than end of May 2022, enrolments must finish by end of March 2023, and all contract activity and support must conclude by the end of September 2023. Exceptional performance may result in discussions around extension option being implemented.
Publication date: 04/05/2022
Date of decision: 04/05/2022