CO0220 Bringing Community Supermarkets to Essex
Main contract details
This procurement specification seeks to establish two, not for profit, community supermarkets, one (1) in Tendring (Lot 1) and one (1) in Basildon (Lot 2). Priority areas for this procurement are based on the Essex County Council, Levelling-Up geographies, and Working Families priority areas, overlayed with the 2019 Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD). It is important that any Community Supermarket is established with the support of local, public, voluntary and community sector partners as well as local residents and service users. The Community Supermarket model will primarily support those individuals and families who fluctuate above and below the line of financial security providing a consistent point of support to avoid them falling into financial crisis. Once established, the programmes will form a local responsibility with funding from Essex County Council only available as a one-off award in order to seed fund the development. There will be ongoing support from Essex County Council, working alongside National experts Feeding Britain through a best practice and information sharing ’Good Food Essex Network’. This procurement opportunity represents the first phase of delivery for the Community Supermarket programme. Subsequent phases of procurement in areas of geographic priority, will be dependent on the successful mobilisation of Phase 1.
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From 20/05/2022 11:00 to 22/06/2022 14:00