Food and Nutrition in the Early Years – Southampton City Council

Food and Nutrition in the Early Years – Southampton City Council

To provide training and support to early years settings participating in the locally developed HEYA in order to help them achieve the nutrition standards and successfully achieve the HEYA for their setting. • Healthy Start Scheme.Reference number: 001

Deadline date:31/03/2014

This deadline is for… Submission of proposed project plans.

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Southampton

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: Southampton City Council, Public Health Team

 

Description of the contract

The Public Health Team are seeking to contract, up to the 31st March 2015, for the delivery of high quality specialist training and support in relation to nutrition in the early years for the following main activities: • Healthy Early Years Award (HEYA):- To provide training and support to early years settings participating in the locally developed HEYA in order to help them achieve the nutrition standards and successfully achieve the HEYA for their setting. • Healthy Start Scheme (HSS):- To support the delivery of the HSS action plan in order to increase uptake rates for both the maternal supplements and children’s drops. This will involve developing a programme of training that addresses the needs of the workforce, including health professionals (e.g. midwives and health visiting) to ensure consistency, accuracy and targeting of messaging. • Supporting families:- To deliver a range of practical, skills based activities and initiatives, in key settings including Sure Start Children Centres, based on client/user need, that lead to measurable improvements in dietary/eating patterns. • Quality Assurance:- To provide a quality assurance role in relation to food and nutrition in the early years for a range of partners/providers of food related activities for the under 5’s, including those from different BME communities, wherever they may occur across the city. Suppliers are invited to propose their own valuations for this project.

 

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Classification of the contract

98000000 Other community, social and personal 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: 01/05/2014 – 31/03/2015

 

Who to contact

Contact name Ravita Taheem

Organisation name Southampton City Council, Public Health Team

Address One Guildhall Square, Southampton, SO14 7FP

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How to apply

The selected provider is expected to meet minimum quality standards including adherence to NICE and other best practice/evidence based standards in the delivery of the project and support to staff and settings including Children’s Food Trust: Eat Better Start Better http://www.childrensfoodtrust.org.uk/professionals/eat-better-start-better. The provider will, as a minimum, be required to demonstrate the necessary level of expertise (e.g. dietetic or equivalent qualifications and appropriate professional registration) and experience to be able successfully deliver the project brief to timescales. Full project specification is available from: RAVITA.TAHEEM@SOUTHAMPTON.GOV.UK Please submit your proposed project plan using the form entitled Public Health Team – provider response form, available from Ravita Taheem at ravita.taheem@southampton.gov.uk.