ITT – Invitation to Tender for GM Business Survey and data integration – Manchester

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Expression of Interest closing date 20191002

ITT – GM Business Survey and data integration – Manchester

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The aim of this tender process is to select and appoint a provider to assist the partnership of GC Business Growth Hub,  Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Tameside Council in delivering the two requirements listed below. The winning bidder will be required to undertake both elements.

The Provider will be required to: –

  1. a) Deliver a GM-wide survey which will collect data on current and future business performance and practices, across a range of themes, including:
  • Enterprise demographics and performance
  • Barriers to growth
  • Skills, training and recruitment
  • International trade
  • Business Support
  • Innovation Activity
  • Costs and finance


  1. b) Create a merged dataset which contains comparable and consistent data across each of the previous five rounds of the Greater Manchester Business Survey, as well as data gathered from the 2019 survey in due course, in order to enable time-series analysis of survey findings.
    The supplier will be required to bring together comparable data from 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015/16, 2017 and 2019 surveys from individual datasets in SPSS format into a single dataset, in a format compatible with both Tableau and Power BI.

Duration and Budget:

The contract period will be for approximately five months, from October 2019 to February 2020 and can be extended to allow for completion of the project.  The value of this contract is estimated to be between £60,000 and £70,000 excluding VAT. The total value of this contract will not exceed £70,000 excluding VAT.

Receipt of Tender:  Tenders must be submitted in the required format and be returned by 13:00, Wednesday 2nd October 2019.

ITT Documents: You are required to make your ITT submission via The Growth Company In-tend e-tendering platform.  You are required to complete a basic registration as a supplier on the In-tend Supplier Platform at the following web address: