Disability Advocacy Service London

CSF4416 Disability Advocacy Service London

The Contractor shall have experience, innovation and flexible strategies to provide a disability advocacy service for children with disabilities from birth up to 19.

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Opportunity Details
Opportunity Title CSF4416 Disability Advocacy Service
Buying Organisation London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Website www.towerhamlets
Opportunity Method Notice Only
Opportunity Type Other supply chain (public sector)
Nature of Opportunity Services
Estimated contract value (GBP) Not disclosed
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Description About the Opportunity:
Contract Title: Disability Advocacy Service Reference: CSF4416

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets (LBTH) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced organisations interested in providing the above services.


The Contractor shall have experience, innovation and flexible strategies to provide a disability advocacy service for children with disabilities from birth up to 19.

The Objectives for the Services are as follows:

• To improve the outcomes for disabled children, young people and their families by providing a disability advocacy service for children with disabilities who are at risk of not achieving their best life chances.

• To provide a person centred service based on a good understanding of the principles inherent in the Children’s Act (1989) and The Children Act (2004)

• To represent the views and interests of children and young people with disabilities and promote best practice.

The Contractor shall work with a minimum of five cases at any time and the Services must be provided for a minimum of eight cases over the course of each year of the Contract. The Service Users to be given priority shall be children and young people who are looked after by the Council and in a residential care placement. Children in a family setting will also be eligible where key decisions are being made that will have an impact on the child or young person’s life and where an advocate is needed so that the child or young person can have control over the decisions, proportionate to their age and development.

The anticipated contract start date is: 1 April 2013

The estimated value of the contract is: Up to £75,000 (£25,000 per annum)

For a period of: Three years

Organisations wishing to express their interest must register on the London Tenders Portal via the link below, where the documentation will be available for download. Please allow sufficient time to register (at least 1 working day).

LBTH uses the e-tendering system, the London Tenders Portal, which is free of charge to suppliers and providers. (Double-click links on this page or copy and paste to your web browser)


LBTH accepts no liability for expressions of interest that are not received due to internet connectivity issues, transmission delays or errors.

Deadline for expression of interest and / or return of quotation is:
Date: 11 January 2013
Time: 12 noon

LBTH is an Equal Opportunities Employer and a supporter of Ethical Governance, our protocol can be found here along with Guidance to Suppliers and Providers. Or via:

If you require any further information please contact:

Jay Bains at: procurement@towerhamlets.gov.uk

LBTH does not undertake to invite all applicants or bind itself to accept the lowest or any Tender. LBTH will not be liable for any costs incurred in tendering for this contract.

About the buyer:
London Borough of Tower Hamlets spends over £380million every year on goods and services from external suppliers. This Procurement Strategy lays down the Council’s priorities and approach for achieving best value for money from our procurement over the next three years.

With increasing financial constraints, and the need to get more for less, improved procurement is high on the agenda, both for the Council and for local government nationally. Excellence in Procurement can not only achieve significant savings and efficiencies, but also contributes to achievement of the Council’s social objectives. Tower Hamlets is now a 4-star authority, and effective procurement is essential in supporting the Council as it continues to improve strongly.

We work with companies of different sizes to buy goods and services. It is essential that we protect public money by purchasing in the most efficient way. Two key ways to ensure this happens are securing ‘Best Value’ and assessing ‘Whole Life Cost’.

The council has to ensure it gets the best value for money in purchasing goods and services from external sources.

Further information about Tower Hamlets can be found at www.towerhamlets.gov.uk and further information on the way in which we procure goods, works and services can be found at http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgsl/801-850/828_tenders_and_contracts/guidance_to_suppliers_and.aspx

Delivery point London Borough of Tower Hamlets
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Business Categories
  1. Social Services
CompeteFor response deadline 11/01/2013 12:00
Estimated tender close date 18/01/2013
Estimated contract award date 01/03/2013
Estimated contract start date 01/04/2014
Amendment History
Version Number Title Type Additional Information for Supplier Date Published
1 CSF4416 Disability Advocacy Project Opportunity 11/12/2012
2 CSF4416 Disability Advocacy Service Addendum 12/12/2012