Expressions of interest submitted as part of Community Right to Challenge are considered by Portsmouth City Council Strategic directors and other council members.
Whatever the outcome, we notify the groups who have submitted an expression of interest of the decision, and update the Expression of Interest Register to show the outcome of the process.
The decision could be:
The group submitting the expression of interest has presented a strong case that they could provide the relevant service. The council will then run a procurement exercise to find the best provider.
Accept with modifications
We may ask for an expression of interest to be modified, if we believe we would otherwise reject it. If agreement cannot be reached, we may reject the expression of interest.
If we reject an expression of interest, we will publish the decision and the reasons for that decision online. The government sets out a series of reasons why an expression of interest can be rejected:
- Expression of interest does not comply with any of the requirements specified in the Act or in regulations
- Relevant body provides information in the expression of interest which the relevant authority considers to be inadequate or inaccurate
- The relevant authority considers, based on the information in the expression of interest, that the relevant body or, where applicable
a) any member of the consortium of which it is a part, or
b) any sub-contractor referred to in the expression of interest
is not suitable to provide or assist in providing the relevant service.
- Expression of interest relates to a relevant service where a decision, made in writing, has been taken by the relevant authority to stop providing that service
- Expression of interest relates to a relevant service
a) provided in whole or part by, or on behalf of, the relevant authority to persons who are also in receipt of a service provided or arranged by an NHS body which is integrated with the relevant service, and
b) continued integration of such services is, in the opinion of the relevant authority, critical to the wellbeing of those persons
- Relevant service is already the subject of a procurement exercise
- Relevant authority and a third party have entered into negotiations for provision of the service, where negotiations are at least in part inducted in writing
- Relevant authority has published its intention to consider the provision of the relevant service by a body that two or more specified employees of that authority propose to establish
- Relevant authority considers that the expression of interest is frivolous or vexatious
- Relevant authority considers that acceptance of the expression of interest is likely to lead to contravention of an enactment or other rule of law or a breach of statutory duty.