Mutuals Support Programme – Spiral Health

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Created on22/06/2012
Reference numberRM996
Deadline date02/07/2012
This deadline is for...Suppliers to express interest in the opportunity and 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 contract10 Months
Estimated value£45,000 - £45,000
Location where the contract is to be carried outLancashire
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

Spiral Health was formed as a community interest company in September 2010. The primary purpose was to take over the provision of in-patient intermediate care and rehabilitation services formerly provided by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The transfer of services was completed on 1 April 2012. Spiral Health CIC now operates as an independent company with the NHS Foundation Trust being its one principal customer. Spiral Health is prioritising securing sources of income by expanding its customer base and funding streams. This includes identifying opportunities to pilot new initiatives; responding to tender opportunities; and maximising income from existing resources. A Supplier will be appointed to deliver services to Spiral Health in the following areas: • Business Development • Marketing and Communications Strategy Potential Suppliers 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 3 July 2012. Professional Services – CCL>Consultancy>Strategy Consultancy>Strategic Planning Consultation Services


Mutuals Support Programme - Spiral Health Draft ITT
(Mutuals Support Programme - Spiral Health Draft ITT.doc)

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 2 July 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 support 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 3 July 2012: Professional Services – CCL>Consultancy>Strategy Consultancy>Strategic Planning Consultation Services 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 “RM996 Spiral Health 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 2 July 2012. A draft requirement 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 additional appendices of the draft requirement. 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 on 3 July 2012, via the Dynamic Marketplace, to all parties that have expressed an interest in this opportunity by close of play on 2 July 2012.
Is it a framework agreement?No

Who to contact

Contact name Spot Buying Team
Address 9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9PP
Telephone 0345 410 2222
Web address

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