Mutuals Support Programme – Royal Borough Of Kensington And Chelsea – Going For Growth Training for Live Public Service Mutuals

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Created on01/03/2013
Reference numberRM1210 SB073
Deadline date21/03/2013
This deadline is for...Submission of a Tender Response
Estimated length of contract5 Months
Estimated value£25,000 - £100,000
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 the Cabinet Office (see other contracts from this organisation)

Description of the contract

The Customer is seeking a Supplier to provide training in business and commercial skills, to cohort of up to 20 senior staff from The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Youth Support and Development Service –YSDS (the “Potential PSM”), one of the Cabinet Office pathfinder mutual projects. By the end of the course, “Course Participants” should have the ability to put into place clear actions that will lead to a more commercial approach to business development and growth. The Customer is aware that this training need is replicated across other, recently live PSMs and those currently being referred for support. Many of these PSMs are successfully delivering their first contract but continue to require support in order to grow, take on new contracts and make sensible investments. The Customer will therefore consider using the training developed under this Contract again, to support the wider Mutuals Support Programme agenda. The Customer is taking advantage of the opportunity to ‘pilot’ this training programme within a single PSM. Going forward, it is proposed that the course could be delivered to other live PSMs, with referrals made via the Mutuals Information Service. If demand for this sort of training grows, it is expected that course participants would include senior staff from a number of PSMs looking to develop commercial expertise and going for growth. The number of additional cohorts will be demand led, with up to 20 delegates per cohort.


Draft Invitiation to Tender
(Invitation to Tender Draft.pdf)
Contracts Finder advert
(Contracts Finder Advert Final.pdf)

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 and interest for the Mutuals Support Programme – Training for Live Public Service Mutuals procurement. This is done by emailing Your email must clearly state: • the name of this procurement (Mutuals Support Programme Training for Live Public Service Mutuals) and the RM reference number (RM1210-SB073); • 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 Invitation to Tender will be issued to Potential Providers on Friday 01st March 2013 via the eSourcing Suite. Ideally Potential Providers should be registered on the system before this date however registrations will be accepted throughout the Tender period allowing Potential Providers access to the documentation. 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 James Bergin
Address Room 2Y92 Concept House, Cardiff Road, Newport, Gwent, NP10 8QQ
Telephone 01633 811600
Web address

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