Mutuals Support Programme West Midlands Kick Start Partnership

Mutuals Support Programme West Midlands Kick Start Partnership

Contract value:£20,000 – £31,000. Government Procurement Service (on behalf of Cabinet Office)Reference number: RM1100-SB

Deadline date:06/08/2012

This deadline is for… Potential Suppliers to express interest in the opportunity. Details on how to express interest can be found in the ‘How to apply instructions to suppliers’ field within this advertisement.

Contract value:£20,000 – £31,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom Birmingham

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 Cabinet Office)


Description of the contract

The West Midlands Kick Start Partnership (WMKSP) is seeking to establish a public service mutual which will provide loan management services and green deal advisory accreditation services to a range of customers. The existing team consists of three full time members of staff who are currently employed by Birmingham City Council. The team were formed when a west midlands county-wide council partnership (currently 27 local authorities) was created to make best use of the decent home grant. In establishing the Kick Start Partnership, the West Midlands’ Councils chose to combine the decent homes grant and regeneration funding to establish a small loans business. The loans were available to individual private householders to fund the improvements needed to bring their property up to the decent homes standard. The WMKSP was appointed to manage the issuing and repayment of the loans on behalf of the partner councils. The fund itself was managed by an independent fund manager on behalf of the partnership. The WMKSP is in the process of disbanding the partnership, and in doing so, supporting the member councils to consider how the existing loans could be managed by a Public Service Mutual. A Supplier will be appointed to deliver services to the WMKSP in the following areas: • Business planning and financial viability assessment • Governance advice Potential Suppliers who have expressed interest in this opportunity will be sent the Invitation to Tender on Monday, 6 August 2012.


Classification of the contract

79411100 Business development consultancy services

79411000 General management consultancy services

79410000 Business and management consultancy services

79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 3 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Spot Buying Team

Organisation name Government Procurement Service

Address 9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9PP

Telephone 0345 410 2222

Extension number:


How to apply

Potential Suppliers interested in this opportunity are required to send an expression of interest by email to In the subject field of the email please include the reference “RM1100-SB WMKSP MSP Expression of Interest” In the body of the email please include the following details: Company name, registered Company address, contact name and contact email address. The deadline for submitting an expression of interest is 12.00pm, Monday 6 August 2012. A draft requirement document (in the form of a draft Invitation to Tender) has been attached to this Contracts Finder Advert to allow any interested suppliers to seek clarification before the final Invitation to Tender is issued. Once suppliers have emailed their Expression of Interest to the Spot Buy Mailbox, they will be provided with the additional annexes of the draft requirement. These annexes will be issued to Potential Suppliers (on request) on the basis that they are maintained in the strictest of confidence. Potential Suppliers must destroy any electronic and/or hard copies if either you do not wish to tender or after the Contract has been awarded to the successful supplier. Final Tender documentation will be sent to all parties that have expressed an interest in this opportunity by close of play on Monday, 6 August 2012. 2012.