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Floral Arrangements / Displays at Southampton Crematorium SOUTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL Tender Closes 7th March

Southampton City Council have a requirement to provide floral arrangements/displays at Southampton Crematorium that is situated on Bassett Green Road for the 2,500 (approximately) cremation services held per year split between the East and West Chapels. 

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Autism training Norfolk County Council tender closes 15th March

Norfolk County Council is seeking to buy a minimum of 50 full day autism training sessions, with the possibility of a further 25 if the courses are a success and there is budget available. Courses will need to be provided across the county. Full details can be found within the specification.

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Independent Evaluation of the Workforce Development Programme Within the Ipswich Opportunity Area Tender Closes 18th March

We would like to commission a partner to be the independent evaluator for the Ipswich Opportunity Area Workforce Development Programme.

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Maintenance for Water Treatment Equipment for Institute of Naval Medicine Ministry Of Defence Tender Closes 15th March

Maintenance required for water treatment equipment for institute of Naval Medicine. Involves repair and maintenance. Suppliers, are to provide details of maintenance engineers qualifications. Contract duration is 2 years plus 1 option year. Funding has been approved for 3 years and is not to exceed £18,900.00. The winning tenderer will be determined through MEAT, Most Economically Advantageous Tender, 60% technical to 40% Commercial.

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Data Preparation Services National Savings & Investments Tender Closes 5th March

The purpose of this ITT is to commission a suitable agency with specialist data processing and tabulation skills to provide NS&I with data preparation/entry services. 

Tenderers should note that, in order to ensure that the costs incurred by NS&I of sending the completed questionnaires by secure courier are kept to a minimum, the location where the completed questionnaires are to be processed under any awarded contract must be within the Greater London area.

As part of NS&I’s insight gathering, it carries out both regular and ad-hoc surveys among its customers. Although an increasing number of these surveys are conducted online, some are postal based and therefore there is a requirement for the responses to the surveys to be data entered by an external company on NS&I’s behalf. Examples of a regular and an ad hoc questionnaire have been supplied.

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Community Vasectomy Services Gloucestershire Health Authority Tender Closes 19th March

NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group is seeking providers for the delivery of a high quality community based vasectomy services. The services are presently delivered in Primary Care and Community Hospital settings ensuring equity of access to quality services for all patients registered with a General practitioner in Gloucestershire.

The aim of the service is to deliver an accessible and high quality community vasectomy service which will offer patients a choice of location.

Providers will need to evidence that they meet the requirements set out in the service specification.

RCOG guidelines state that practitioners must undertake a minimum of 40 procedures annually to maintain their expertise and familiarity with the process and this level must be met.

Existing providers of community vasectomy services are required to apply via this process to ensure continued service provision.

The complete pathway includes pre-vasectomy counselling, surgical procedures and post-vasectomy testing.

Providers will be required to operate under the terms of the NHS Standard Contract and will be paid according to the local price as stated in the service specification document. As stated above, there are no guarantees of activity volumes / payment in any contract given to an accredited Any Qualified Provider for this service. The volume of activity for the successful applicants will be dependent on patient choice.

Providers will be eligible to join a list of qualified providers subject to demonstrating competency against the authority’s specified criteria. This AQP procurement is open to existing providers and new entrants to the market, subject to assessment.

It should be noted that under the Any Qualified Provider model that there will be no guarantee of activity volume or payments in the contracts awarded.

Organisations will be asked to complete and return a qualification questionnaire.

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On Street Electric Vehicle Charge Points SE Shared Services Tender Closes 19th March

Brighton & Hove City Council (the Council) is seeking one exclusive Operator to provide a fully managed solution for an electric vehicle charging network within the city of Brighton and Hove to be used by residents, workers and visitors in the Brighton and Hove area.

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Portsmouth tree maintenance services Portsmouth City Council tender closes 22nd March

Portsmouth City Council (‘the council’) is inviting tenders from suitably qualified suppliers for the maintenance of trees in Portsmouth’s parks and open spaces, including housing areas.

The tree population within city parks is predominantly of a mature age with a more mixed age and species type located on housing land. All city owned trees have been surveyed in the last two years with details held on the current tree management software, Arbortrack. The current breakdown of tree location is as follows (all values are approximate):
• 8,900 trees in parks and open spaces
• 1,250 trees in cemeteries
• 6,900 trees on housing land
• 2,350 trees on school sites
• 1,500 trees on other incidental open space
• 550 trees on highways land not maintained by PFI contractor

The council is looking for a term contractor to undertake the maintenance of the tree stock within the city and in the three council owned housing areas just north of the city (Leigh Park, Crookhorn and Wecock Farm).

Tree works are issued in a mix of reactive enquiries (events) and proactive planned works following regular tree inspections.

The vast majority of trees are on publicly accessible land. This procurement does not include the maintenance of the majority of trees on highways as these are currently covered under the council’s highways PFI contract; however, some of our trees are growing close to roads and footpaths so there is a need for pedestrian control and occasional traffic management.

The council’s arboriculture officer will carry out the ongoing surveying of tree stock and maintains data using Arbortrack. 

A 24 hour/365 day emergency work and response service will be part of the contract. The supplier will be required to respond to works defined as an emergency within two hours of the request from the council’s arboriculture officer.

Due to the social and political importance of tree maintenance in the city the supplier will need to either have premises in the city or surrounding area or be able to give considerable confidence to the council of their ability to be based outside of the city and still fulfil the contracted services, for example, employees with equipment living in or close to the city that could mobilise quickly if required. 

Over the period of the contract the council would like to develop the possibility of a partial or fully managed arboriculture service, with the supplier taking on, in part or fully, the:
• Surveying of trees
• Maintaining and keeping the council tree database up to date
• Raising of work orders for the city’s tree stock (prior to council approval).
In addition the council is seeking further potential collaboration with a view to adopting the same software as the supplier.

The council is targeting to have awarded the contract by Friday 10 May 2019 with a subsequent commencement date in early August 2019.

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Independent financial advice to support Sport England’s pension and group risk schemes. Tender Closes 6th March

Sport England as the contracting authority is tendering for the supply of independent financial advice to support Sport England’s pension and group risk schemes. Sport England is seeking through this tendering process to award a contract to a suitably capable Contractor to provide these services for an initial term of 2 years with a unilateral option of Sport England to extend for further periods up to two years (1+1). There is a maximum anticipated budget of up to £50,000 over the initial 2-year period.

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