Mutuals Support Programme – Cleveland Fire Brigade

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Created on30/11/2012
Reference numberRM1149-SB
Deadline date14/12/2012
This deadline is for...The Tender Response Date. Please see ‘How to apply instructions to suppliers’ for more information.
Estimated length of contract7 Months
Estimated value£60,000 - £105,000
Location where the contract is to be carried outUnited Kingdom
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 (on behalf of Cabinet Office) (see other contracts from this organisation)

Description of the contract

Cleveland Fire Brigade (the “Parent Body”) is seeking to separate out its current roles of commissioning fire and rescue services and the providing of those services itself. Their intention, subject to decisions yet to be taken approving this separation, is to transfer the existing employees who provide fire and rescue services into a staff led Public Service Mutual and social enterprise (the “Potential PSM”), while retaining in house the commissioning role (effectively Cleveland Fire and Rescue Authority). In order to achieve the objectives outlined above, and to enable the Potential PSM to spin-out of its Parent Body, there is a need for: • Legal support to advise Cleveland Fire Brigade on the procurement options available to it if it decides to contract out its fire and rescue services; • Legal support to the Cabinet Office (the “Customer”) to develop a model contract that can be published and used by Public Service Mutuals that wish to provide fire and rescue services under contract; and, • Legal support to Cleveland Fire Brigade to amend the model contract, in the event that it decides to contract out its fire and rescue services.


eSourcing Portal Guidance
(eSourcing Suite Supplier Guidance Part A - Registration 1.11 29-3-12.pdf)
Draft Invitation to Tender
(MSP Cleveland Fire Brigade Draft ITT.doc)

Additional information

Additional NotesTo participate in this procurement, Potential Providers must first be registered on the Government Procurement Service e-Sourcing Suite. If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at by following the link ‘Register for GPS 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 Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, you will need to express an interest for the Mutuals Support Programme – Cleveland Fire Brigade. This is done by emailing Your email must clearly state: • the name of this procurement (Mutuals Support Programme – Cleveland Fire Brigade) and the RM reference number (RM1149-SB); • 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. If the registered user does not receive this notification email within 24 hours you must contact the eSourcing Suite Helpdesk on 0345 010 3603 to raise this and to ensure your expression of interest has been received. The Invitation to Tender will be issued on 7th December 2012 and therefore suppliers can register on the eSourcing Suite between the issue date of this Contracts Finder advert and the above deadline date. 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:
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
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