The following groups, also known as 'relevant bodies', are all eligible to express an interest in bidding to run a particular district council service:
These bodies can work in conjunction with a private sector organisation.
If one of the above named groups have an idea about how a service could be better run or are interested in running a service, an informal discussion on possible alternative approaches that are available to the Community Right to Challenge is recommended to ensure any suggestions put forward have the potential to be a success.
To request an informal discussion please email our Communities team.
After these discussions, those wishing to make a formal expression of interest need to complete an expression of interest form:
Email and printable versions of the form are also available to download, complete and return:
Completed forms can be submitted by email to our Communities team.
A decision on your expression of interest will be based upon the information that we ask for in this form and in accordance with the provisions of the Localism Act 2011.
We will acknowledge receipt, and within 30 days we will let you know the date by which you will receive a decision on your application. Our decision will be to reject, to ask you to modify, or to accept your expression.
If we accept your expression, then we will invite your organisation to compete in an open procurement exercise.