Commissioning Mutuals Partnerships Support Programme

Commissioning Mutuals Partnerships Support Programme

OCS as part of DCMS is looking to secure a supplier to deliver a programme that will primarily aim to: a. Produce a report on the potential for public service mutuals to form partnerships to bid for work.

United Kingdom-London: Functional support

2017/S 175-358581

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
Fourth Floor, 100 Parliament Street
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mark Hill
NUTS code: UKI
I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Commissioning Mutuals Partnerships Support Programme.

Reference number: 100962

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

OCS as part of DCMS is looking to secure a supplier to deliver a programme that will primarily aim to:

a. Produce a report on the potential for public service mutuals (PSMs) to form partnerships to bid for work.

b. Promote and on a draw down basis provide, support for PSMs to consider and/or develop bidding partnerships with other organisations. These other organisations could include other public service mutuals, VCSEs, or other privater sector organisations.

The contract value range will be between 200 000 GBP to 315 000 GBP to include the potential extension.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

OCS as part of DCMS is looking to commission a Supplier to deliver:

a) A published report on the potential for public service mutuals (PSMs) to form partnerships to bid for work, including the scope, challenges and merits of doing so.

b) Promote, administer and, on a ‘draw down’ basis, provide professional advice and assistance to to help PSMs consider and, where appropriate, prepare to bid for contracts in partnership that they would be unable to bid for alone (for example, due to lack of size, balance sheet strength and/or scope of service expertise).

c) Materials to share lessons learnt from the programme. We will be open to ideas from the market, but anticipate these will include: a tool-kit, mentoring and workshops on formation of collaborative models by PSMs.

d) An evaluation of the impact of the programme, and lessons it generated.

The contract value range is 200 000 GBP to 315 000 GBP to include the potential contract extension.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Skills expertise and capacity / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion – Name: Methodology / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion – Name: Understanding of the sector / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Presentation / Weighting: 15
Price – Weighting: 20
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 09/11/2017
End: 31/03/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Extension option for a further 12 months to take the end date to 31.3.2020.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 23/10/2017
Local time: 09:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 23/10/2017
Local time: 9:00


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

GO Reference: GO-2017911-PRO-10997603.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
United KingdomInternet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: