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Community Right to Challenge

The Community Right to Challenge enables voluntary and community bodies to express an interest in running a local authority service. In Nottingham City this process works as described below.

What is the Community Right to Challenge?

The Community Right to Challenge (CRTC) is set out in the Localism Act, 2011. It enables voluntary and community bodies, two or more employees of a local authority who wish to form a mutual organisation, and Parish councils to express an interest in running a local authority service.

Councils will have to consider an Expression of Interest ('EoI') from a relevant body against a set of criteria. If the EoI is accepted, an open and competitive procurement exercise is triggered. In any procurement process resulting from an EoI, the organisation that is ultimately awarded the contract may not be the one who originally made the challenge. If the EoI is turned down the Council must publish the reasons for this.

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For further enquiries about Nottingham City Council's Community Right to Challenge policy, please contact the Market Development Team on 0115 876 5941 or email crtc@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

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