The Growth Company are re-opening ESF-AEB Provider Framework due to the number of providers who have experienced disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Providers are invited to submit a tender response to joining the framework which will cover future opportunities around the Growth Company’s current Prime ESF and AEB contracts across the North West and South Yorkshire.

The deadline for submissions is 9am on Monday 11th May 2020.

The Framework will operate across Greater Manchester, Lancashire, South Yorkshire and Liverpool City Region, and will be made up of providers who can deliver across one or more of the Contract areas defined below:

Contract Area 1: Skills Support for the Workforce – Greater Manchester

Contract Area 2: Skills Support for The Work Force – Lancashire

Contract Area 3: Skills Support for the Workforce – More Developed (Lot 1) and Transitional (Lot 2) Sheffield City Region.

Contract Area 4: Skills Support for the Unemployed – Greater Manchester

Contract Area 5: Skills Support for the Unemployed – Sheffield City Region – More Developed (Lot 1) and Transitional (Lot 2)

Contract Area 6: Supply of support for individuals who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) or at risk of NEET – Greater Manchester

Contract Area 7: Adult Education Budget (AEB) – Liverpool City Region

Contract Area 8: Adult Education Budget (AEB) – Greater Manchester

Existing providers to not need to reapply but may wish to resubmit their Document D, Matrix of Delivery to identify new areas of delivery.

Providers unsuccessful in joining the framework previously are welcome to reapply.

If you would like support to secure a place on the framework please email us at or call 01320 361630.