Disability Research Contract

Disability Research Contract

Disabled children and young people’s experiences of low income and its impact on children’s rights. Reference number: Ref no 7

Deadline date:09/07/2012

This deadline is for… Submission of tenders

Contract value:£35,000 – £40,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: England

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Office of the Children’s Commissioner


Description of the contract

We want to explore the views and experience of disabled children and young people living in households with different levels of low income. Our aim is to determine how income affects disabled children and young people’s access to and realisation of key rights as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). We would like to contribute to the debate on child poverty and income from a children’s rights perspective. We are interested in disabled children and young people’s perceptions of the impact of low income. In turn we want to understand how disabled children and young people feel that income impacts on and affects their rights. The Child Poverty Act requires the government to develop a Child Poverty Strategy which will be revised every three years. Our findings from this research should be able to shape the next strategy from a child rights perspective due in 2013.


Classification of the contract

73210000 Research consultancy services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 16/07/2012 – 31/10/2012


Who to contact

Contact name Douglas Smith

Organisation name Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Address 33 Greycoat Street, London, SW1P 2QF

Telephone 020 7783 8330

Extension number:

Fax 020 7931 7544

How to apply

Completion and return of tender Deadline for responses: 9 July 2012 Interviews: 13 July 2012 Appointment date: 16 July 2012 10 All responses should be directed to: procurement.mailbox@childrenscommissioner.gsi.gov.uk All tenders should be sent as an e-mail attachment and submitted in PDF format. Please note we will not accept receipt of hard paper copies unless previous agreement has been reached. Any queries in relation to the submission process should be made to: Douglas Smith Performance and Planning Manager Office of the Children’s Commissioner 33 Greycoat Street London SW1P 2QF Telephone: 0207 340 7227 Email: douglas.smith@childrenscommissioner.gsi.gov.uk