Mutuals Support Programme – Buckinghamshire County Council

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Created on29/05/2012
Reference numberRM969
Deadline date08/06/2012
This deadline is for...Registration of suppliers on website being used for the procurement, under the category described in the ‘How to apply instructions to suppliers’ field within this advertisement.
Estimated length of contract6 Months
Estimated value£60,000 - £90,000
Location where the contract is to be carried outUnited Kingdom
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
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 (see other contracts from this organisation)

Description of the contract

Buckinghamshire County Council are seeking to transfer a broad range of services into a Charitable Trust (including employees as Trustees), with more than 250 staff involved. A steering group with schools, early years, governors and staff has been established. The aim is to have a shadow Board of Trustees in place from November with the Trust operational by April 2013. The Council is currently considering a 3 year grant funding for the delivery of the services with income targets and cost savings built into the agreement. The existing teams already earn significant levels of income through traded packages (over £1m) through Continuous Professional Development and School Improvement. The target would be to increase this level of income to over £1.5m. The leadership team, high level business plan and staff engagement is being put in place but more work is needed on the governance arrangements, detailed costings, bringing together the workforce into one entity and building a new relationship with the Council. A supplier is to be appointed to provided the following services in aiding Buckinghamshire County Council in the planning stages of the Mutual Support Programme: • Governance Support • Business Planning • Change Management • Stakeholder Management Potential Providers who have expressed interest in this opportunity and who are registered on the Dynamic Marketplace in the following category will be sent the Invitation to Tender on 08 June 2012. Professional Services – CCL>Consultancy>Organisation and Change Management Consultancy>Organizational Structure Consultation


Draft Statement of Requirements
(Buckinghamshire Draft Statement of Requirements.docx)

Additional information

Additional NotesGovernment Procurement Service is utilising the Dynamic Marketplace to conduct this procurement. Companies interested in this opportunity are required to register on the site before close of play 08 June 2012. The website can be accessed via the following link: Please ensure that you download the ‘Supplier Guidance’ document (available on the website) which will aid you through the registration process. Once registered, please ensure that you have selected the following category so that the procurement documentation can be sent to you on 08 June 2012: Professional Services – CCL>Consultancy>Organisation and Change Management Consultancy>Organizational Structure Consultation In addition to this, companies interested in this opportunity are required to send an expression of interest by email to In the subject field of the email please include the reference “RM969 Buckinghamshire CC MSP Expression of Interest” In the body of the email please include the following details: Company name, registered Company address, contact name and contact email address. The deadline for submitting an expression of interest is 08 June 2012. A draft Statement of Requirements document (in the form of a draft Invitation to Tender) has been attached to this Contracts Finder Advert to allow any interested suppliers to seek clarification before the final Invitation to Tender is issued. Once suppliers have emailed their Expression of Interest to the Spot Buy Mailbox, they will be provided with the appendices of the Invitation to Tender. These appendices will be issued to Potential Suppliers (on request) on the basis that they are maintained in the strictest of confidence. Potential Suppliers must destroy any electronic and/or hard copies if either you do not wish to tender or after the Contract has been awarded to the successful supplier. Final Tender documentation will be sent, via the Dynamic Marketplace, to all parties that have expressed an interest in this opportunity by close of play on 12 June 2012.
Is it a framework agreement?No

Who to contact

Contact name Spot Buy Team
Address 9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9PP
Telephone 0345 0103503
Web address

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