GMCA Education, Work and Skills Flexible Procurement System (FPS) – 5th Opening

Ref DN497325
Expression of Interest closing date 06/06/2022

This is the 5th opening of the Education, Work and Skills Flexible Procurement System (FPS).

This opportunity is open to both new applicants and those wishing to re-apply following feedback from the initial invitation to apply.

The deadline for this application window is 12pm on Monday 6th June 2022.

The following events are due to be held:

Information Event, Wednesday 20th April, 11am-12.30pm

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This event will give an overview of the FPS, what it is used for, and the timeline of the opening. There will be a question and answer session during the event.

Applicant Workshop, Wednesday 27th April, 10-11.30am

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The FPS team will run through the application process from start to finish, covering all elements of the SSQ Response document and the Requirements Matrix. We will also give our top tips for ways to get the most from your application.

Both of these events will be recorded, and the slides will be circulated to attendees, through the Chest and those on the FPS mailing list.

We will also be holding 1-to-1 drop in sessions during May. More details about these sessions will be publicised following the Applicant Workshop.

Details on the FPS and how to apply can be found in the descriptive document and the application instructions and guidance published with this opportunity.

GMCA’s ambition in Greater Manchester is to create an integrated labour market eco-system which has the individual and employer at its heart, that better responds to the needs of residents, communities and businesses, and which contributes to the inclusive growth and productivity of the GM economy. Our vision is for an integrated education, work and skills system that will help all of our residents to be school ready, life ready and work ready.

GMCA wish to create a Flexible Procurement System to fulfil the following objectives:

  • To create a single Procurement System that allows easier and quicker commissioning of education, work and skills activity by GMCA.
  • To minimise the timescale for procurement activity for GMCA
  • To reduce confusion and administration whilst creating opportunities for a wider range of Suppliers to bid for GMCA commissioned activity. Further details regarding this procurement can be found in the descriptive document.



Region(s) of supply: Greater Manchester

Estimated contract dates:
Start date- 17/11/2020
End date- 15/11/2030

Expression of interest window:
From 14/04/2022 14:30 to 06/06/2022 11:59


Buyer: Trafford Council
Contact: Miss Emily Taylor