Creation of a Mutual Joint Venture Company to deliver School Support Services

Creation of a Mutual Joint Venture Company to deliver School Support Services (ICT, Financial Advice Schools Information Management)
Hammersmith & Fulham
Creation of a Mutual Joint Venture Company to deliver School Support Services
The Contracting Authority is considering the establishment of an employee led mutual company to deliver support services to schools (ICT, Financial Advice Schools Information Management) and services to the Local Authority (Schools assets and regeneration, Schools funding including schools financial management and schools resources strategies). As part of the procurement process the Contracting Authority will be seeking an innovative independent sector partner (ISP) to participate and invest in the creation of a Mutual Joint Venture Company. To this end it is envisaged that the ISP will take responsibility for the creation of the joint venture company, whose shareholding will be shared between the ISP and the employees (held on the employees’ behalf in a trust). The Contracting Authority will have a contractual arrangement with the Mutual Joint Venture company to provide some of the services, supplies and works listed below (and further defined in the further information document) for a period of not less than 4 years. The specific shareholding required by the ISP will be subject to the dialogue undertaken as part of this process, although the maximum share for any independent sector partner will be limited to balance ownership in favour of employee ownership. The Contracting Authority is working closely with the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster City Council, and it is intended that staff from all three boroughs will be transferred into the Mutual Joint Venture company under the Acquired Rights Directive (the UK’s Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006). The Contracting Authority is procuring on behalf of education bodies within the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster City Council for an independent partner to set up the Mutual Joint Venture Company. There will be a single client-side arrangement between the Contracting Authority and the Mutual Joint Venture. The primary purpose of creating a mutualised company is specifically to undertake the following services, supplies or works to “relevant educational establishments” defined below within the London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster City Council commissioned either by the Contracting Authority or the governing bodies of these establishments. The relevant educational establishments collectively mean:
(a) educational facilities (which will include primary and secondary schools and may include tertiary education);
(b) other children’s facilities (including but not limited to after school club facilities, youth clubs etc);
(c) accommodation for adult education and Special Educational Needs (SEN) education;
(d) community facilities whether co-located with any of the above facilities or freestanding (including but not limited to halls, drop-in centres, crèches, sheltered workshops etc).
As a commercial organisation the Mutual Joint Venture will also offer its services to non-maintained schools, such as Academies and Free schools. The services, supplies and works to the relevant educational facilities will include either direct provision by the Mutual Joint Venture company or the sub-contracting to other providers. The scope of the services, supplies and works to the relevant educational facilities may include:
(i) information communication and technology (“ICT”) services;
(ii) ICT supplies
(iii) architectural services;
(iv) engineering services;
(v) construction related works, supplies and services (including lifecycle planned maintenance and reactive maintenance) ;
(vi) security services;
(vii) building services;
(viii) hard facilities management services (e.g. building fabric and mechanical installations);
(ix) soft facilities management services (e.g. catering, cleaning, security, and health & safety);
(x) educational support services;
(xi) educational strategy services; and
(xii) consultancy services (procurement projects e.g. free school meals)

Contact:
Ms Natasha Price
Email Address:
natasha.price@lbhf.gov.uk
Telephone:
02087536438
Address:
Cambridge House
Cambridge Grove
London
Middlesex
W6 9JU
United Kingdom
Key Dates
01/09/2012
01/09/2016
22/12/2011 13:00
31/01/2012 03:00
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