One to Many Training for Potential Public Service Mutuals

One to Many Training for Potential Public Service Mutuals

Learning from the first six months of the Mutuals Support Programme has highlighted that many public sector workers seeking to form Public Service Mutuals (PSMs) need support in the same areas. This includes, support to identify business opportunities, cost their services and create business plans.

Mutuals Support Programme – One to Many Training for Potential Public Service Mutuals (PSMs)

Reference number: RM1151-SB

Deadline date:21/12/2012

This deadline is for… The Tender Response Date. Please see ‘How to apply instructions to suppliers’ for more information.

Contract value:£60,000 – £200,000

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 Cabinet Office)

 

Description of the contract

Learning from the first six months of the Mutuals Support Programme has highlighted that many public sector workers seeking to form Public Service Mutuals (PSMs) need support in the same areas. This includes, support to identify business opportunities, cost their services and create business plans, engage their parent body and staff and to understand what is needed to shift from excellent in house service delivery to a vibrant, robust business (including but not limited to social enterprise). The Customer is therefore seeking a Supplier to provide training and capability development to those seeking to establish PSMs, which will fill these knowledge gaps and enable participants to create robust business plans, successfully engage their parent body and staff whilst developing the confidence they will need to lead the project to success. Indicative budget: • a development and delivery to pilot cohort cost of between £10,000 and £20,000 • a per cohort delivery cost of between £5,000 and £15,000 as demand requires. This is a Part B Services Procurement. Cabinet Office (the “Authority”) will incorporate a voluntary minimum 5 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the Applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, aggrieved parties may choose to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

 

Classification of the contract

80500000 Training services

80510000 Specialist training services

80511000 Staff training services

80520000 Training facilities

80521000 Training programme services

80522000 Training seminars

 

Additional information

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: 27 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Spot Buying Team

Organisation name Government Procurement Service

Address 9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9PP

Telephone 0345 410 2222

Extension number:

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How to apply

Please note that in order to make the Invitation to Tender available to Potential Suppliers immediately, it is attached to this notice. However, the steps below MUST still be followed in order to participate in this procurement. To 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 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 http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, you will need to express an interest for Mutuals Support Programme – One to Many Training for Potential Public Service Mutuals. This is done by emailing ExpressionOfInterest@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Your email must clearly state: • the name of this procurement (Mutuals Support Programme – One to Many Training for Potential Public Service Mutuals) and the RM reference number (RM1151-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 6th 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: supplier@gps.gsi.gov.uk

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