Mutuals Support Programme Woodlands Service

Mutuals Support Programme Woodlands Service

Contract value:£15,000 – £18,000. The primary objective is to enable Woodlands Service to develop a robust business plan to identify growth areas, and to adopt a legal structure and governance model that meet their needs.

Reference number: RM1134-SB

Deadline date:31/10/2012

This deadline is for… Submission of a Tender response. More information on how to register can be found in ‘How to apply instructions to suppliers’

Contract value:£15,000 – £18,000

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

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

Woodlands Service is a small enterprise with two members of staff, planning to manage 14 woodland sites spinning out of Wycombe District Council by 31 March 2013. Woodlands Service plans to promote biodiversity, to reduce liabilities to neighbouring property, and to enhance their appeal to and use by the local population to enjoy for recreation and environmental education. The Council are fully supportive of the proposed spin-out and the Woodlands Service have a five year funding agreement with the Council, which was agreed in June 2012 to ensure spin out is achieved no later than 31 March 2013. Woodlands Service will continue to work closely with the Council throughout the process to spin the service out and have already developed a project plan and a range of documentation to track the progress and ensure deadlines are met. The primary objective is to enable Woodlands Service to develop a robust business plan to identify growth areas, and to adopt a legal structure and governance model that meet their needs. A Supplier will be appointed to deliver services to the Potential PSM in the following areas: 1. Business Planning and Business Development 2. Governance Structure 3. Taxation Advice


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: 42 Days


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

To participate in this procurement, Potential Providers must first be registered on the Government Procurement Service e-Sourcing Suite. If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at by following the link ‘Register for GPS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so at the Invitation to Tender stage. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, you will need to express and interest for the Mutuals Support Programme – Woodlands Service procurement. This is done by emailing Your email must clearly state: • the name of this procurement (Mutuals Support Programme – Woodlands Service) and the RM reference number (RM1134-SB); • the name of the registered supplier; and • the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Government Procurement Service will then process this email and assign your organisation to the opportunity. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done. The Invitation to Tender will be issued to Potential Providers on 24th October 2012 via the eSourcing Suite. Ideally Potential Providers should be registered on the system before this date however registrations will be accepted throughout the Tender period allowing Potential Providers access to the documentation. It is advised however that Potential Providers register as soon as practically possible in order to receive the Invitation to Tender and have a sufficient amount of time to respond. For technical assistance on use of the eSourcing Suite please contact the Helpdesk: Freephone: 0345 010 3503 Email: