Breast Feeding Support Services in the Community across Northamptonshire

Breast Feeding Support Services in the Community across Northamptonshire

Public Health Northamptonshire has registered intent with UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative to become Baby Friendly in the community. The successful service provider will work alongside the Public Health facilitator to implement the Baby Friendly Initiative across Northamptonshire and to achieve the certificate of commitment by 31st March 2014.

REFERENCE Breast Feeding Support Services

Awarding body Northamptonshire County Council

Est. value

£60,000

Est. Start Date: 01/04/2013
Est. End Date: 31/03/2014

Description

The Public Health Department based in Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) is inviting quotations for the provision of a breast feeding support service in Northamptonshire. Public Health Northamptonshire has registered intent with UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative to become Baby Friendly in the community. The successful service provider will work alongside the Public Health facilitator to implement the Baby Friendly Initiative across Northamptonshire and to achieve the certificate of commitment by 31st March 2014.

Outputs
In order to achieve the aims outlined the successful supplier will provide:
•Breastfeeding training programmes across the community workforce (such as Health Visitor teams, GP practices and Children’s Centres).
•Specialist support for all mothers in Northamptonshire with complex breastfeeding issues
•Breastfeeding support network/Baby café based in Northampton.
•Targeted work in areas of low breastfeeding uptake/ high attrition

Supplier knowledge and skill base
The successful supplier will demonstrate the following:-
•Knowledge of the issues effecting the needs of people in hard to reach groups and communities
•Evidence based, creative successful and value for money approaches to breast feeding support services
•Information governance awareness and application
•Innovative ways to increase the general public awareness to breast feeding so it is seen as the norm.

 

Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Quotation
Option to extend This contract is for 1year ending 31.03.14
Estimated ValueText Description sixty thousand pounds
Category Healthcare,
CPV codes 98000000,
Suitable for SME YES

Document Available Until

4 March 2013

9 days

Submission Return By

5 March 2013

10 days

extend contract options:

This contract is for 1year ending 31.03.14

Contact Details

Public Health, Northamptonshire County Council
Lindsey Cox
acc@northamptonshire.gov.uk

This contract is being managed by Northamptonshire County Council . To request documentation contact lcox@northamptonshire.gov.uk