Advocacy Services – Bedford – Pre-Procurement Market Event

Bedford Borough are about to tender for a new contract for child and youth voice services.

Provision of Advocacy, Independent Visitors and Return Home Interviews

Contract summary



  • Social work services without accommodation – 85312000

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract


Procurement reference

BBC CH 03204

Published date

6 December 2022

Approach to market date

16 December 2022

Contract start date

1 April 2023

Contract end date

31 March 2026

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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Bedford Borough are about to tender for a new contract for child and youth voice services, which will include:

Instructed and non-instructed advocacy for Children in Care and under Child Protection
Residential visiting advocacy
Mental Capacity Act/Liberty Protection Safeguards advocacy for 16-17 year-olds
Secure Reviews
Independent Visitor Service for Children in Care
Return Home Interview service for children and young people not known to social care
We invite local and national providers to join us for a pre-procurement market event, to share details of the specification, outcomes and tender process, and to ask questions ahead of the tender launch.

This is a virtual event, and a Microsoft Teams invitation will be sent to all registered attendees.


More information


Spend profile

Financial year Budget
2023/2024 £48,000

How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Toni Badnall


Borough Hall,Cauldwell Street


01234 276184