Bereavement Support Package PMC

Deadline 8th March 2021

From North East Lincolnshire Council:

The Local Authority is looking to engage the market through Preliminary Market Consultation (PMC) regarding a completely new concept for bespoke bereavement services for the local area.

The consultation will be through a questionnaire where we like to understand the views of the market on our proposed new way of working.

Bespoke bereavement services would see a catalogue of options being offered to the public and from this PMC we would like to achieve the following;

  • Ascertain the level of interest for delivering Bespoke Bereavement Services through a concession contract
  • Develop an understanding of how accessible and low-cost Bespoke Bereavement Services could be provided

Preliminary Market Consultation (PMC) allows local authorities and other contracting authorities in the public sector to engage with a market.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Grassroots Activity Survey

Deadline 14th February 2021

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has commissioned the Sport Industry Research Centre (SIRC) at Sheffield Hallam University to estimate the impact of the lockdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic on the voluntary sector in sport and physical activity. The findings from this research will inform discussions with the government on the effectiveness of industry support and prospects for the phased return to organised sport and physical activity.

Please give the six themes in this survey your urgent attention and reply by the 14th of February, 2021. The survey is designed to be completed by someone with a working knowledge of your organisation’s operations on a day-to-day basis.

The information you provide will be treated in confidence and will be aggregated anonymously along with the responses received from other organisations, to be used only for the purposes of this project.

Click here for the survey.

HMRC seeking views of charity sector on Making Tax Digital for Corporation Tax – consultation event

Charity Tax Group:

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a key part of the Government’s plans to build a trusted modern tax administration system, making it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right first time, keep on top of their tax affairs, and reduce avoidable errors.

HMRC recently launched a consultation on the design of MTD for CT in order to explore how the principles established for MTD should be extended to Corporation Tax taxpayers. This consultation seeks to capture the views and opinions of those that would be affected by or that have an interest in this change, and explore a number of areas such as the scope of MTD for CT and how software can be used.

We have scheduled a virtual event specifically for charities and would welcome as much representation as possible from the sector. This will take place on 9th February 2021, from 10.30am until 12pm. If you have an interest in attending, please contact us at makingtaxdigital.consultations@hmrc.gov.uk.

Please visit the Charity Tax Group website for more information.

Green Paper: Transforming public procurement

Deadline 10th March 2021

The Government have published the following proposals, in this Green Paper it is intended to shape the future of public procurement in this country for many years to come.

The government’s goal is to speed up and simplify our procurement processes, place value for money at their heart, and unleash opportunities for small businesses, charities and social enterprises to innovate in public service delivery.

Click here for the consultation.

Market Testing – Creative Workspace on Grimsby Docks

Deadline 22nd December 2020

Earlier this year, world-renowned architects, Donald Insall Associates were appointed to create redevelopment plans for a group of heritage buildings on the docks in Grimsby. 

To help develop their plans further, North East Lincolnshire Council and the Grimsby Creates team are interested to hear the views of creative workspaces providers, through preliminary market consultation, to consider how any new creative hub of buildings could be best delivered to support and grow the creative industries in North East Lincolnshire.

They want to hear from business and organisations that have expertise in this field to ensure that the development fulfils the ambition of the Grimsby Creates programme, creating new networks, building new facilities and a strong creative cluster. 

The short questionnaire, available through the Pro-Contract portal (reference DN513879) is open until 22 December.

Help Historic England develop a new public engagement and community strategy

Please see the message below from Historic England:

Historic England is working with the New Citizenship Project to develop a new public engagement and communications strategy, and we want to co-create it with people interested in history, heritage and the historic environment.

Historic England’s aim is to encourage everyone to shape and champion England’s heritage, and so we are inviting people to share stories of things they’ve done to support historic places, from small, everyday things like championing the local pub, or park, to something big like saving a building from dereliction or demolition. 

You can tell your story here: https://historicengland.org.uk/get-involved/your-stories/  – we are really keen to hear from as broad and diverse a group as possible. There is also an opportunity to sign up for a series of workshops in September and October to help draw on these stories to shape our approach to involving more people in taking action to support the historic environment. If you’d like to know more about these workshops then please get in touch with info@newcitizenshipproject.org.uk

It only takes a couple of minutes to share a story and can be anything at all in support of history or heritage. We’re keen to hear from as many people as possible so please feel free to circulate this e-mail to anyone you think may be interested.

NHS GP Services and COVID-19

Deadline 17th August 2020

Local GP Practices and NHS North East Lincolnshire CCG are working together to gather the views of patients regarding the changes that have been made to Primary Care services in response to the Covid19 outbreak.

They are asking for the views and experiences of patients now, in order to inform plans for future services. You can complete the survey online by clicking the following link below;

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PC-C19-GPE