Family Parent and Support Service

Family Parent and Support Service

Provision of a Targeted ‘Troubled Families’ Parent Advice and Support Service.  London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Reference number: PASSSEP2012

Deadline date:09/10/2012

This deadline is for… Request of an application pack

Contract value:£390,000 – £390,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Barking and Dagenham

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: London Borough of Barking and Dagenham


Description of the contract

Due to the approaching expiry of an existing contract, the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham is inviting expressions of interest, from suitably experienced organisations with a proven track record in delivering high quality parent advice and support services across a range of educational provisions. In December 2011, the Government launched its programme to turn around the lives of the country’s 120,000 most ‘troubled families’: those experiencing multiple problems and disadvantage such as absence from school, unemployment, and causing problems such as crime and anti-social behaviour. The Government has estimated that there are 645 ‘troubled families’ in Barking and Dagenham. Having been piloted successfully, the Council is looking to continue providing a service that focuses on reducing unauthorised absence and exclusions, across a range of education provisions, by providing a targeted, whole family approach to ‘troubled families’. The service will contribute to the Council’s strategic approach in delivering some of its required targets and outcomes under the “Troubled Families Programme”. The new contract is expected to run for a period of two years commencing in April 2013. The award of the contract will be based on the most economically advantageous tender.



Classification of the contract

85311300 Welfare services for children and young people


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? Yes : The Troubled Families Programme

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

Estimated length of contract: 24 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Amisha Maisuria

Organisation name London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Address Barking Town Hall, 1 Town Square, Barking, Essex, IG11 7LU

Telephone 0208 227 3529

Extension number:


Web address


How to apply

Interested parties will be sent an application pack that will include details of the service, the tendering process and a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) which must be completed and returned by no later than 12 noon, Tuesday, 16 October 2012. This pack is only available electronically. Expression of Interest application packs can be obtained from: Amisha Maisuria Business Support Officer Barking Town Hall, Room 115-119 1 Town Square Barking Essex IG11 7LU Telephone Number: 020 8227 3529 E-mail: The closing date for request of an application pack is 12 noon on Tuesday 9 October 2012. (Organisations should be aware that Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 may apply).