Advice Services Transition Fund Learning and Support Contract

Advice Services Transition Fund Learning and Support Contract

The Big Lottery Fund is seeking a Service Provider, a single organisation or lead organisation working with sub-contractors, to deliver a Learning and Support package that will benefit our ASTF grant holders throughout the life of their projects.

Reference number: BIG001-0472

Deadline date:28/10/2013

This deadline is for… the tender submission

Contract value:£130,000 – £150,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: England

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? No

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Big Lottery Fund

 

Description of the contract

The Big Lottery Fund is seeking a Service Provider, a single organisation or lead organisation working with sub-contractors, to deliver a Learning and Support package that will benefit our ASTF grant holders throughout the life of their projects. In October 2012 the Big Lottery Fund launched the Advice Services Transition Fund (ASTF), a £67 million funding initiative to support new ways of working within the not-for-profit advice sector. This total includes £32.5 million of funding provided by the Cabinet Office, which ASTF distributed to further support grant holders to achieve ASTF outcomes. Grants of between £50,000 and £350,000 were awarded to 228 partnerships consisting of not-for-profit advice and other voluntary sector organisations across England for up to two years of activity. Partnerships were formed around upper–tier local authority areas (or other similar arrangements to match local strategies). ASTF is designed to help the not-for-profit advice sector transform and adapt to a new and evolving funding environment by renewing service models to reduce duplication, measure the difference services can make to people’s lives, and bring providers together to be more efficient and effective. In order to thrive and secure its future sustainability, the independent advice sector will also need to be more enterprising and business-minded. Further details are provided in the ITT published on http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/about-big/tender-opportunities

 

Classification of the contract

73110000 Research services

79315000 Social research services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – 27

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: 24 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Jane Vasilyeva

Organisation name Big Lottery Fund

Address One Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE

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How to apply

Please access the relevant ITT published on http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/about-big/tender-opportunities. All details and instructions are described in the ITT. All clarifications will be published on http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/about-big/tender-opportunities under the Ref # BIG001-0472