RM1312 - SB142 - Mutual Support Programme – East Midlands REACH Programme
|Reference number||RM1312 - SB142
|This deadline is for...||The Request for Information Response Date. Please see ‘How to apply instructions to suppliers’ for more information.
|Estimated length of contract||3 Months
|Estimated value||£50,000 - £70,000
|Location where the contract is to be carried out||United 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
REACH delivers employability services across the East Midlands funded by NOMS-CFO. Leicestershire and Rutland Probation Trust (the “Parent Body”) is the Prime Contractor and manages a regional supply chain (mostly Probation Trusts) for delivery in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire. REACH is contracted until December 2014 and worth £6.9M, with cir. 60 FTE staff across the region and the supply chain, round 3 of the NOMS-CFO programme is likely to be tendered later this year. This contract is one of several competed programmes won by the Parent Body – another large contract we hold is for delivery of drug and alcohol treatment services - a contract worth £3M p/a until 2016 which employs cir. 80FTE.
Staff want to Mutualise the services that have been won through competition, with REACH and the drug and alcohol services forming the core of our proposed Mutual (the “Potential PSM”)”. The Potential PSM will position itself such that it can deliver as a sub contractor for the NOMS competed services and will have the capacity for additional business development that will see the organisation compete for other appropriate contracts. This approach will allow staff to establish a viable Public Service Mutual that can compete effectively in the post-review criminal justice landscape.
The vision is that the Potential PSM will provide regional end-to-end community based and through-the-gate resettlement services including; employment, training and education, housing support, mentoring, health advice and drug and alcohol recovery services.
The Customer is seeking support to help the project to become competition ready. This will be unique to each project but is likely to include some or all of:
• Business and financial planning
• Business development and market analysis;
• Tender-writing support;
• Developing the legal structure and accompanying governance model;
• Development and/or review of legal agreements (such as partnerships, financing);
• Workforce engagement; and
• Organisational design
The Ministry of Justice is still developing its response to the consultation and the final policy position has yet to be determined; importantly, the procurement of this support should not be taken as an indication of the likely final policy position. However, recognising that mutuals require time to develop, the Customer has selected the most promising potential projects to support. This selection process has included reference to the potential project’s alignment with the relevant aspects of the outline proposals contained in the Transforming Rehabilitation consultation paper.
Further projects (in addition to those currently in the public domain) have been identified, and support contracts will be procured in due course.
The Customer recognises that the final policy proposals may look very different, and the Customer’s decision to support a project should not therefore be seen as an indication that this project will fit with future proposals. The outline project description presented in this documentation may therefore necessarily change, and if necessary, the Supplier must be willing to work flexibly, including allowing the scope of the project to be re-shaped to respond to the final policy proposals. Exceptionally, where it is not possible to re-shape the project, the Contract is likely to be terminated.
|Additional Notes||To participate in any possible future procurement which results from this RFI, 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 https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk 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 Mutual Support Programme - East Midlands REACH Programme Contract. This is done by emailing ExpressionOfInterest@gps.gsi.gov.uk.
Your email must clearly state:
• the name of this procurement Mutual’s Support Programme: East Midlands REACH Programme and the RM reference number RM1312 - SB142
• the name of the registered supplier; and
• the name and contact details for the registered individual sending
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 by close of play on Thursday 11th April 2013 and therefore suppliers can register on the e-Sourcing Suite between the issue date of this Contracts Finder advert and the deadline date.
The deadline date for submission of Proposals will be Friday 17th May 2013 17:00 GMT.
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.
Please also note that there will be a Bidder’s Day in relation to this and other opportunities to support potential probation mutuals, to be held all day on 24 April 2013 in central London. Further details on how to register your attendance will be provided shortly.
For technical assistance on use of the eSourcing Suite please contact the
Freephone: 0345 010 3503
|Is it a framework agreement?||No
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