Mutual Support Programme – York Libraries And Archives Service
Contract value:£60,000 – £100,000. York Libraries and Archive Service (the Potential PSM) are seeking to spin out of York City Council (the Parent Body). They have c.120 staff and a budget of £2.4m/year.
Reference number: RM1172-SB
This deadline is for… The Tender Response Date. Please see ‘How to apply instructions to suppliers’ for more information.
Contract value:£60,000 – £100,000
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)
Description of the contract
York Libraries and Archive Service (the Potential PSM) are seeking to spin out of York City Council (the Parent Body). They have c.120 staff and a budget of £2.4m/year. The service has 15 libraries, one mobile library, prison library and archives and local history. The current preferred option is to transfer into an Industrial and Provident Society with Community Benefit (the Potential PSM) and charitable status. The Potential PSM plans to develop the commercial elements of their services (Reading Cafes and ‘inspire’ learning centres are already generating income and are replicable across more sites) and have in principle agreement from the Council for a 5 yr grant funding arrangement. They will also be able to access other external funding. The Potential Provider will be expected to meet the following objectives: To work with the Potential PSM to produce a robust business plan, provide legal advice on transfer of assets and staff and develop a detailed transition plan. If the Potential PSM and Parent Bodies agree the business is assessed as viable and the transition plan is approved, to support the implementation of the transition plan. Please note that a draft Invitation to Tender has been uploaded for your reference.
Classification of the contract
79100000 Legal services
79411000 General management consultancy services
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
Contract type: Services – Unspecified
Is it a framework agreement? No
Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No
Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents
Estimated length of contract: 6 Months