Public Service Mutual Support – Invitation to Tender

Public Service Mutual Support – Invitation to Tender

The Potential PSM is a small service looking to spin out of Milton Keynes Council with 15 staff (FTE) and a total cost to the Parent Body of c.£750k per annum. 

RM4128 – L0531; MSP – Fix it Team – Milton Keynes Council – Invitation to Tender

Reference number:RM4128 – L0531

Deadline date:29/09/2014

This deadline is for…Deadline for submission of a Tender via the CCS eSourcing Suite

Contract value:£0 – £40,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out:United KingdomThe Services will predominantly be performed at Synergy Park, Bleak Hall, Milton Keynes MK6 1LY

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:Crown Commercial Service on behalf of the Cabinet Office

Description of the contract

The Fix-It team, (the “Potential PSM”), provides scheduled inspection, cleansing, maintenance, repair and refurbishment services for c.500 play areas and other public realm assets (benches, fences etc.) in Milton Keynes. The Potential PSM is a small service looking to spin out of Milton Keynes Council (the “Parent Body”) with 15 staff (FTE) and a total cost to the Parent Body of c.£750k per annum. The local policy landscape places parks and open spaces at the heart of future development for the Parent Body.


Classification of the contract

79400000Business 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?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:6 Months

Who to contact


Organisation nameGovernment Procurement Service – London

Address1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ


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How to apply

To participate in any possible future procurement which results from this RFP, Potential Providers must first be registered on the Crown Commercial 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 CCS 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 e-Sourcing Suite, you will need to express an interest for this project. This is done by emailing Your email must clearly state: •the name of this procurement, which is RM4128 L0531 – MSP – Fix it Team – Milton Keynes Council, • the name of the registered supplier; and •the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial 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 by close of play on 16 September 2014 and therefore suppliers can register on the e-Sourcing Suite between the issue date of this Contracts Finder advert and the deadline date. The deadline date for submission of proposals will be 29 September 2014 at 12:00hrs. 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 e-Sourcing Suite please contact the Helpdesk: Freephone: 0345 010 3503 Email: