Decision details

Chief Executive GMCA&TfGM/Treasurer Decision Notice - ESF Skills for Growth Commissioning – Logistics Skills 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 Seetec’s submission scored highest after evaluation.

3 submissions were received and were sent to a full evaluation panel. All 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.

Following evaluation and moderation, Seetec were ranked highest of the three bids. However, all three providers had submitted Social Value responses that were deemed as ‘poor’. GMCA therefore asked all of the bidders to resubmit a revised Social Value response. Following evaluation and moderation of these resubmissions, Seetec remained the highest ranked bid.

The Successful provider’s scores were deemed acceptable and comprehensive throughout their submission and offered an economically advantageous tender. Seetec scored higher than the unsuccessful bidders in a number of questions, and the evaluation panel were particularly impressed with their responses concerning their mobilisation and implementation plan, their engagement and stakeholder management, their performance management and monitoring.


Following a competitive procurement process using GMCA’s Education Work and Skills Flexible Procurement System, GMCA wishes to award a £1,000,000 contract to Seetec Business Technology Centre Ltd. This is part of the Skills for Growth programme and focuses on skills in the logistics sector.
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: 19/05/2022

Date of decision: 19/05/2022