Support Provision under the Cabinet Office Mutuals Support Programme – London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

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Created on30/03/2012
Reference numberRM373/L7 – ITQ3
Deadline date30/05/2012
Estimated length of contract2 Months
Estimated value£55,852.50 - £55,852.50
Location where the contract is to be carried outLondon
Name of the buying organisation Government Procurement Service (on behalf of the Cabinet Office) (see other contracts from this organisation)

Description of the contract

The Mutuals Support Programme (MSP) delivers help and support for proposed and existing Public Service Mutuals. The Beneficiary (i.e. London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham) gave approval at the Cabinet meeting of 18 July 2011 for selected school support services to be transferred into an Employee-Led Mutual (ELM). In line with wider tri-borough working it is intended that the ELM will also include staff groups from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council. The services detailed in the proposal include OJEU part A services. The Council are therefore trailblazing an approach to create a genuinely employee-led organisation that remains compliant with EU procurement legislation. The current intention is to procure an Independent Sector Partner (ISP) to set up and support the ELM to ensure its sustainably going forward. It is intended that the ISP is remunerated for this support either through shares in the business or a right to future profits (e.g. payment by results consultancy relationship). The Beneficiary is seeking legal advice to: (1) help shape the procurement process: (2) to advise on share options for employees and how to create a governance model for an ELM; and (3) to advise during procurement over the options being dialogued with bidders in respect of ISP shares/ongoing profit relationships. Elements (1) and (2) of this advice is required prior to commencing dialogue with shortlisted bidders. The current intention is to publish an OJEU notice by 7th March to start dialogue around 10th April. Legal support will also be required during the dialogue to represent the ELM’s interests. The Council has its own legal support.

Documents

Invitation to Tender
(Invitation to Tender.docx)
Redacted Contract
(Redacted Contract.docx)

Additional information

Additional NotesN/A
Is it a framework agreement?Yes
Awarded on28/02/2012
Awarded value£55,852.50

Awarded suppliers

NameAddress
Field Fisher Waterhouse (see other contracts awarded to this supplier) 35 Vine Street, London, London, EC3N 2AA

Who to contact

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