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?: Yes


GMCA have run a competitive process and Fearless Adventures and DMA’s submissions were the highest scoring bidders within the 1.5 million budget.
2 submissions were received and sent to a full evaluation panel. The evaluation comprised of 3 parts, covering (80%) Quality, (10%) 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 Open Procurement Procedures, via The Chest, GMCA wishes to award a £499,928 contract to Fearless Adventures and a £154,427 contract to DMA (Data & Marketing Association). 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 August 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.

Publication date: 12/08/2022

Date of decision: 27/07/2022

Effective from: 20/08/2022