Decision details

Chief Executive GMCA &TfGM /Treasurer Decision -ESF Skills for Growth Commissioning – Project Management for Non-Project Managers contract award

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 evaluation.

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 non-project managers.
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