MSP - Catalyst

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Created on17/02/2014
Reference numberRM3612 L0278
Deadline date05/03/2014
This deadline is for...This deadline is for receipt of tenders, by 17:00.
Estimated length of contract4 Months
Estimated value£0 - £50,000
Location where the contract is to be carried outWarrington
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 Crown Commercial Service - London (see other contracts from this organisation)

Description of the contract

Adult Social Care Provider Services – Catalyst, are seeking to spin out of Warrington Borough Council. The service has approximately 330 staff (c. 230 FTE) and a turnover of £8m. Catalyst provides services to adults with learning and physical disabilities (specialist day services; supported employment and; a respite unit), older people (day care centres; residential respite and; extra care housing), supported tenancies and a Shared Lives programme.


RM3612 L0278 MSP - Catalyst Draft ITT v1
(RM3612 L0278 MSP - Catalyst Draft ITT v1.pdf)
RM3612 L0278 MSP - Catalyst - Cover Sheet
(RM3612 L0278 MSP - Catalyst Cover Sheet.pdf)

Additional information

Additional NotesTo participate in any possible future procurement which results from this RFP, Potential Providers must first be registered on the Crown Commercial Service e-Sourcing Suite. If you have not yet registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, this can be done online at by following the link ‘Register for GPS e-Sourcing’. 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 e-Sourcing Suite, you will need to express an interest for this project. This is done by emailing Your email must clearly state: • the name of this procurement, and the reference number, which is RM3612 L0278 • the name of the registered supplier; and • the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial 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 on 17 February 2014 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 a tender is 5th March 2014, 17:00. 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 e-Sourcing Suite please contact the Helpdesk: Freephone: 0345 010 3503 Email:
Is it a framework agreement?No

Who to contact

Contact name GPS Ops South
Address 1 Horse Guards Road, Westminster, London, SW1A 2HQ

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