Business Planning and Fundraising Services for Derby Museums

Business Planning and Fundraising Services for Derby Museums

Tenders are invited for the provision of Business Planning and Fundraising services to inform and support the establishment of a Derby Museums charitable Trust.

REFERENCE TD0484
Awarding body Derby City Council

Est. Start Date: 14/05/2012
Est. End Date: 31/03/2016

Description

Tenders are invited for the provision of Business Planning and Fundraising services to inform and support the establishment of a Derby Museums charitable Trust. The contract will be divided into two Lots (one each for Business Planning and for Fundraising), and organisations may bid for one or both Lots.

Lot 1: Business Planning
A detailed three year business plan is required for the new Museums Trust which will need to test Derby Museums’ viability as a stand-alone company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.

During initial stages, this will require review of strategic context plus high level objectives and priorities, analysis of the market supply and demand, assessment of product and organisational structure, and financial appraisal / modelling.

The work will also involve carrying out assessment of all operational aspects of the new organisation including, but not limited to, IT, HR, buildings maintenance, retail opportunities, financial performance and approach to financial risk and opportunity. This will include identification of opportunities for cost reduction and income generation.

The work will also contribute to a workforce development programme based on research undertaken during the course of the development of the business plan.

Preparation of the business plan as a whole will be the result of working closely on its development with the Museums’ management team and external Legal Consultants.

Lot 2: Fundraising

A fundraising strategy is nearing completion which will be incorporated into the business plan. The requirement for this lot is to work with the Museums Development Officer to research, prepare and help submit priority funding applications and source sponsorship to support the key priorities within the fundraising framework.

This will require an understanding of possible sources of funds – as specified in the fundraising strategy – and previous experience and success in putting such approaches together. This will not be restricted only to making funding applications but will also involve attracting other new sources of income.

The service relating to this work package will be drawn down as and when required but there is an immediate need for a minimum of 20 days’ work to end September 2012 in order to meet the most urgent needs.
 

Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Competitive Dialogue
Option to extend On satisfactory fulfilment of each Lot of the contract to end September 2012, and dependent on further funding and at the sole discretion of the Client, there is potential to extend the contract, in rolling periods to match funding availability, to a final end date of March 2016
Estimated ValueText Description
Category Professional & Advisory Services,
CPV codes 79000000,
Suitable for SME YES

Document Available Until

23 April 2012

3 days

Submission Return By

26 April 2012

6 days

extend contract options:

On satisfactory fulfilment of each Lot of the contract to end September 2012, and dependent on further funding and at the sole discretion of the Client, there is potential to extend the contract, in rolling periods to match funding availability, to a final end date of March 2016

Contact Details

Derby City Council
James West
Norman House,
Heritage Gate,
Friary Street,
Derby DE1 1AN