Mutual Support Programme - Support Provision Under The Cabinet Office – MSP Rochdale

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Created on06/06/2013
Reference numberRM2212 SB194
Deadline date20/06/2013
This deadline is for...The Request for Proposal Response Date at 16:00 GMT. Please see ‘How to apply instructions to suppliers’ for more information.
Estimated length of contract8 Months
Estimated value£0 - £90,000
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

Adult Social Care Services (the “Potential PSM”) are seeking to spin out of Rochdale Council (the “Parent Body”). The service has approximately 200 members of staff (staff comprises a mixture of full time and part time staff) and has a turnover of £6.5m. The Potential PSM is a successful service and the key services (a number of which are sought after) delivered include Learning Disability Day Services; Supported Employment; Supported Living; Home Care; Respite Care; Older peoples Day Services; Shared Lives. The Potential PSM has already increased efficiency and is operating within its financial allocation – it is recognised that further efficiencies need to be made to ensure the service is sustainable and competitive in the future through the move into a social enterprise. Both the Potential PSM and the Parent Body are keen to preserve the service quality and exploit new opportunities by spinning out into a social enterprise. As well as adult social care services the Potential PSM also delivers outreach support to children and young people on a spot purchase basis (i.e. services are purchased on an individual basis), and is looking to further expand provision into children’s services by offering community based short breaks for children and young adults. The Potential PSM has also identified further growth opportunities in the support it currently provides to meet people’s health care needs (funded through Clinical Commissioning Groups). The service is also keen to continue to expand and develop its preventative services that promote social inclusion, reduce isolation and offer people leisure and learning opportunities.


Draft Invitiation to Tender
(MSP Rochdale Draft ITT.pdf)

Additional information

Additional NotesTo 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 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 Mutual Support Programme - MSP Rochdale Contract. This is done by emailing Your email must clearly state: • the name of this procurement Mutual Support Programme - Support Provision Under The Cabinet Office – MSP Rochdale RM2212 SB194 • 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 by close of play on Thursday 06th June 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 Thursday 20th June 2013, 16:00 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. 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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