Voluntary Sector Support Services – Cambridgeshire – Request for Quotations

Voluntary Sector Support Services – Cambridgeshire – Request for Quotations

Delivery of generic infrastructure support to voluntary and community sector organisations within East Cambridgeshire.

Voluntary Sector Support Services

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Special-purpose road passenger-transport services – 60130000
  • Training services – 80500000
  • Other community, social and personal services – 98000000

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract

£39,856

Procurement reference

ECDC12082021

Published date

12 August 2021

Closing date

16 September 2021

Closing time

12pm

Contract start date

1 April 2022

Contract end date

31 March 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Competitive quotation (non-OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

East Cambridgeshire District Council is seeking quotations for the delivery of generic infrastructure support to voluntary and community sector organisations within East Cambridgeshire and to provide a ‘one stop shop’ which delivers quality services (including the delivery of a social car scheme and volunteer gardening scheme), through volunteers, to local people; and advice and information to voluntary and community groups and volunteers.

The Council is committed to ensuring that all residents have access to services that meet their needs. It is recognised that the district is evolving as well as dealing with the impacts of COVID-19 while being in the recovery phase of the pandemic. Therefore, it is essential that services are in place to effectively meet the needs of communities, in particular those that are most vulnerable.

The Council currently provides grant funding (through a Service Level Agreement (SLA) to provide a ‘one stop shop’ which delivers quality services, through volunteers, to local people; and advice and information to voluntary and community groups and volunteers. It is an umbrella organisation providing generic infrastructure support to voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations within East Cambridgeshire.

The SLA includes the following services:

• Providing networking and training opportunities through the delivery of training and networking events
• Supporting voluntary and community groups through assistance with matters such as account management, policies, procedures, governance and safeguarding; and through the sharing of relevant information
• Supporting new groups
• Promotion of services and the sector
• Responding to consultations on behalf of the sector and having input into policies on behalf of the sector
• Assisting groups with funding queries, searches and applications
• Responding to volunteer enquiries and seek to find suitable placements for prospective volunteers
• Attending multi-agency meetings representing the voice of the sector
• Conducting surveys of clients to inform service delivery and carry out research into unmet social needs
• Providing volunteering opportunities for local people through the delivery of a social car scheme and gardening programme
• Providing support to Cambridgeshire Local approaches and initiatives
• Providing support to COVID-19 recovery efforts

 

More information

 

Additional text
Please contact Kerrie Wall on the contact details provided in this notice to obtain the procurement documentation.

 

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Kerrie Wall

Address

The Grange
Nutholt Lane
Ely
CB7 4EE
England

Telephone

01353 616454

Email

kerrie.wall@eastcambs.gov.uk

Website

https://www.eastcambs.gov.uk/