Mutuals Support Programme – Investing In Children

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Created on13/08/2013
Reference numberRM2629 – L0068
Deadline date09/09/2013
This deadline is for...Deadline for submission of a Tender proposal. Please see ‘How to apply instructions to suppliers’ for more information.
Estimated length of contract3 Months
Estimated value£0 - £30,000
Location where the contract is to be carried outCounty Durham
Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH3 3QH
Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes
Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations?Yes
Name of the buying organisation Government Procurement Service (on behalf of the Cabinet Office) (see other contracts from this organisation)

Description of the contract

Investing in Children (the “Supported PSM”) is a live mutual based in Durham, which formally spun out of Durham County Council in May 2013. The Supported PSM established its legal entity as a Community Interest Company, has nine members of staff, all of which are employed on a full-time basis. The business was set up to help (predominately public sector) organisations, e.g. local authorities, hospitals, schools, youth clubs, etc, work with children and young people in shaping more efficient and effective policies and services, in order to improve delivery. The Supported PSM is looking for support in order to consolidate their existing financial position, and to grow the business through increasing their client base across the UK and Europe.


MSP investing in Children - summary sheet for ITT v1.0
(MSP Investing in Children Summary Sheet for ITT v1.0.pdf)
MSP Investing in Children - DRAFT ITT
(MSP Investing in Children - DRAFT ITT.pdf)

Additional information

Additional NotesTo participate in any possible future procurement which results from this RFP, Potential Providers must first be registered on the Government Procurement Service e-Sourcing Suite. If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at by following the link ‘Register for GPS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so at the Invitation to Tender stage. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, you will need to express and interest for this requirement. This is done by emailing Your email must clearly state: • the name of this procurement is Mutuals Support Programme – Investing in Children and the reference number RM2629 – L0068 • the name of the registered supplier; and • the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Government Procurement Service will then process this email and assign your organisation to the opportunity. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done. The Invitation to Tender will be issued by close of play on Tuesday 13 August and therefore suppliers can register on the e-Sourcing Suite between the issue date of this Contracts Finder advert and the deadline date. The deadline date for receipt of final outstanding requests for clarification will be Tues 03 September 2013 at 11.00 hrs. It is advised however that Potential Providers register as soon as practically possible in order to receive the Invitation to Tender and have a sufficient amount of time to respond. For technical assistance on use of the eSourcing Suite please contact the Helpdesk: Freephone: 0345 010 3503 Email:
Is it a framework agreement?No

Who to contact

Contact name GPSOpsSouth
Address Rm 3.19, 3rd Floor, 1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ
Telephone 020 7270 5870
Web address

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