Children’s Rights Service Contract Derby

Children’s Rights Service Contract Derby

Derby City Council is seeking to award a service contract to a single service provider for the provision of a Children’s Rights Service.

Contract summary

Industry

  • Health and social work services – 85000000

Location of contract

East Midlands

Value of contract

£184,000 to £246,000

Procurement reference

TD1459/1

Published date

22 July 2020

Closing date

21 August 2020

Contract start date

1 October 2020

Contract end date

30 September 2022

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

Derby City Council is seeking to award a service contract to a single service provider for the provision of a Children’s Rights Service.

The Children’s Rights service delivers some key statutory responsibilities for the Council as part of its Corporate Parenting Duty, including a statutory duty to provide an advocacy service to its Children in Care cohort.

Derby City Council requires Children’s Rights Services in the following areas:

• The provision of representation and advocacy support for young people who are looked after or leaving care;
• The provision of representation and advocacy support for young people with complex needs and disabilities;
• The provision of a visiting service to children’s residential units;
• The provision of an Independent Visitor Service for Children in Care;
• Access to independent advocates for children when making a complaint;
• Provision of Independent Advocacy for child protection conferences and meetings in relation to young people who abuse others (ACYP);
• Provision of advocacy services to children who are privately fostered;

The initial contract period is two years. The contract is estimated to commence on 1 October 2020 and expire on 30 September 2022.

There will be an option to extend the contract for an additional year, subject to satisfactory performance and business needs. Maximum contract period is three years.

Please note suppliers wishing to express interest and obtain the documentation must do so by 11pm on 20/08/2020. It is recommended that you express interest and obtain the documentation well before this time to allow sufficient time to prepare and submit a bid.

The deadline for returns is 10.00am on 21/08/2020.

Documents are available at www.eastmidstenders.org

Please search for DN488672 – TD1459

Please note: we will only accept expressions of interest through the e-tendering system.

 

About the buyer

Contact name

Paul Hallsworth

Address

Corporation Street
Derby
DE12FS
England

Telephone

01332 643119

Email

paul.hallsworth2@derby.gov.uk

 

Other information

Additional text

Documents are available at www.eastmidstenders.org

Please search for DN488672 – TD1459

Please note: we will only accept expressions of interest through the e-tendering system.

 

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.