RM3550 SB1856 Support Provision under the Mutuals Support Programme MSP Services For Middleborough

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Created on17/03/2014
Reference numberRM3550 SB1856
Deadline date26/03/2014
This deadline is for...Deadline for submission of a Tender. Please see ‘How to apply instructions to suppliers’ for more information
Estimated length of contract7 Months
Estimated value£0 - £50,000
Location where the contract is to be carried outMiddlesbrough
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 on behalf of the Cabinet Office (see other contracts from this organisation)

Description of the contract

1.1 Adult and Community Learning Services- Middlesbrough Community Learning (MCL), (“the Potential PSM”) are seeking to spin out of Middlesbrough Council (“the Parent Body”). The service has approximately 30 FTE and an additional 50 associate Tutors and a turnover of £2.7m. The Potential PSM has five key business areas which include adult skills; study programmes; community learning; commercial programmes, and; apprenticeships. 1.2 The Parent Body developed a change programme in late 2013 which required all council services to provide an options appraisal of future delivery based on providing savings to the council. The best option for community learning was identified as a potential spin out. In January 2014, the CEO of the council agreed to establish a project team to manage the process of community learning becoming a mutual and the team are working to tight timescales to spin out the service by August 1 2014, to coincide with grant funding renewals.


Draft Invitation to Tender
(Draft Invitation to Tender.pdf)
Summary Sheet
(Summary Sheet of Key Information.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 (now CCS) e-Sourcing Suite. If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS 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 http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, you will need to express and interest in this procurement. This is done by emailing ExpressionOfInterest@ccs.gsi.gov.uk. Your email must clearly state: • the name of this procurement is MSP Middleborough - and the reference is RM3550 SB1856 • 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 deadline for the receipt of proposals is 26th March 2014, 15:00PM GMT 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 24th March 2014, 16:00PM GMT 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: supplier@ccs.gsi.gov.uk
Is it a framework agreement?No

Who to contact

Contact name Tiffany Morgan
Email spot.buying@gps.gsi.gov.uk
Address Room 2Y92 Concept House, Cardiff Road, Newport, Gwent, NP10 8QQ
Telephone 01633 811600
Web address www.gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

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