Contract Summary

  • Published Date: 22 April 2021

  • Tender Status: active

  • Tender Opening Date: 22 April 2021

  • Tender Closing Date: 11 June 2021

  • Award Date: n/a

  • Contract Start Date: n/a

  • Contract End Date: n/a

  • Contract is suitable for SMEs: Yes

  • Contract is suitable for VCSEs: Yes

  • Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Contract Type: Services



Dorset Council is supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) by procuring a range of services via the Infrastructure Support project.

The main aim of the infrastructure services is to enable community groups and voluntary organisations to develop, build greater reliance, self-sustaining capacity and capabilities to deliver activities and services that benefit the users of their services and communities. They are also commissioned to provide strategic representation, liaison and partnership working across sectors.

The Council is conducting an open tender procedure for the following lots:

Lot 1 - Organisational Infrastructure Support (Voluntary, Community and Social Sector) - organisational support, development and capacity building

Lot 2 - Volunteer Infrastructure Support - general volunteer support, development and capacity building

Contracts will be awarded for a period of up to five years (initial period of 3 years plus an optional extension period of a further 2 years). Tenderers may bid for one or more of the available lots. Each lot will be awarded to one Provider. Providers may be awarded multiple lots. Consortium bids are welcome via a lead provider.

Tenderers should note that the Council is running a concurrent open tender procedure for provision of Information, Advice and Guidance Services (project ref. DN538409).

About the Buyer

Contact name: Gayle Acors

Address: Dorset Council South Walks House, South Walks Road
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 1305221278

Fax: n/a


Value of Contract

Price Range: £700,000 - £700,000