Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Mutuals Support Programme – Oldham Council

Oldham Council is a large provider of adult social care services, providing around a quarter of all services in the borough. The Potential Public Service Mutual’s staff costs account for over 80% of the £15.3m budget. The services are generally of good quality and popular with service users and their families but, whilst they represent good value for money when compared with other neighbouring local authorities, they are uncompetitive in comparison with both the private and voluntary sectors. Since 2009/10 Oldham Council made £100m of budgetary savings and are forecasting a further £31m for the period 2013-2015. Due to shrinking resources the Council recognises it will need to do things differently. The Council forecasts that within 5 years it will only have £11 million to fund these services. The Council is keen to explore an alternative strategy to outsourcing which both meets this challenge and also fits with, and supports, the Council’s co-operative ambitions. A Supplier will be appointed to deliver services to the Potential PSM in the following areas: 1. Reviewing legal documentation 2. Market assessment and analysis 3. Business Plan development 4. Marketing Strategy Development

Ref: RM1154-SB,


Government Procurement Service
9th Floor,The Capital,Old Hall Street
L3 9PP
Spot Buy Team
0345 410 2222

Contract value: 1.00 - 50000.00GBP

Published: 17 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 8 Jan 2013