Evaluation of community first and community organisers projects
The Cabinet Office wishes to commission an evaluation of two important big society projects – community first fund and community organisers.
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Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
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For the attention of: Ewen McKinnon
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General address of the contracting authority: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
The cabinet office wishes to commission an evaluation of two important big society projects – community first fund and community organisers. The commission is for a three year evaluation of the projects through to March 2015, to:
— Draw lessons and conclusions from each project to inform follow-on work,
— Evaluate processes and understand what works and what does not work,
— Assess the social impact within the communities supported by the projects – subject to resource constraints,
— Share learning at it is formed and improve projects during the course of delivery.
This evaluation will contribute towards future investment decisions and related activities by a range of stakeholders in central and local government, the private sector and civil society.
This market sounding exercise does not form part of a formal procurement process and the cabinet office reserves the right to decide whether or not to proceed with any tendering procedure in the future.
Potential suppliers shall be solely responsible for any costs which they incur as a result of participating in any aspect of this market testing exercise.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:3.2.2012