Mutuals Support Programme – Planning Portal Website
The Parent Body is currently market testing to help decide the best options for the investment future of the Planning Portal and to improve the website.
Reference number: RM2621 – L0056
This deadline is for… The deadline for submission of tender responses. Please see ‘How to apply instructions to suppliers’ for more information.
Contract value:£0 – £20,000
Location where the contract is to be carried out: Bristol, City of
Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes
Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes
Name of the buying organisation: Government Procurement Service (on behalf of the Cabinet Office)
Description of the contract
The Planning Portal (www.planningportal.gov.uk) is the UK Government’s online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales. Its aim is to provide a one-stop-shop supplying answers, services and information to anyone involved in the planning process – from home owners and businesses to planning professionals and Government officials. Delivered by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG, the “Parent Body”), the service has 28 full time employees and an annual turnover of approximately £1m, with high growth plans. The Parent Body is currently market testing to help decide the best options for the investment future of the Planning Portal and to improve the website . The Parent Body is flexible about the future model and welcomes proposals that could include the government retaining a small stake, granting a licence or management contract or the business becoming or having a mutualisation element. The employees of the Planning Portal (the “Potential PSM”) wish to spin out and identify a partner with whom they will secure investment and / or form a mutual joint venture so to tender to secure the Planning Portal service contract. The leadership team are fully committed to spinning out (most have some existing private sector/commercial experience) and the staff are keen to retain a majority share. An internal project manager has already been appointed to support the process.
Classification of the contract
79410000 Business and management consultancy services
Contract type: Services – Unspecified
Is it a framework agreement? No
Is this contract related to a programme of funding? Yes : The Mutuals Support Programme (MSP) delivers help and support for proposed and existing Public Service Mutuals
Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents
Estimated length of contract: 2 Months