The Future Delivery of Support Services
Lincolnshire County Council’s current contract with Mouchel to deliver key support functions ends in March 2015.
The services in the current contract include IMT, Finance, People Management, Property and Catering. The Council is currently undertaking a number of activities to deliver these services in different ways from April 2015.
Corporate Support Services
The Council has signed the Corporate Support Services Contract with Serco. This contract will include IMT, Finance and People Management, the CSC and aspects of Business Support that support these services.
The pre-qualification stage of our property procurement has been completed. Six companies will be invited to submit a final tender. For more information please refer to the press release in the downloads section.
The Council decided to explore the option of partnering with another Local Government Pension Fund to provide our Pensions Benefit Administration Services in respect of the Local Government and Firefighters pension schemes when the current contract comes to an end in March 2015. This option was being pursued in preference to running a tendering exercise. Following the evaluation of proposals submitted, the preferred partner was announced to be West Yorkshire Pension Fund. We are now pleased to say that a legal agreement has been signed by both partners and the preparations for transition are making good progress.
Health & Safety
The Council has also decided to insource its Health and Safety Service when the current contract comes to an end in March 2015. Following a detailed evaluation this option is also being pursued in preference to running a tendering exercise.