Improving the quality of Serious Case Reviews

Improving the quality of Serious Case Reviews

Contract value:£100,000 – £150,000. The successful supplier will be required to demonstrate a good understanding of child protection work, systems approaches to investigations and good report writing. Department for Education.

Reference number: 1027 SCRR/2012

Deadline date:23/11/2012

This deadline is for… 12 noon for return of tenders

Contract value:£100,000 – £150,000

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: Department for Education

 

Description of the contract

The Department for Education is seeking to procure support services for individuals who are involved in leading Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) and preparing SCR reports for publication. The contract is intended to begin in January 2013 and will complete in March 2014. The successful supplier will be required to demonstrate a good understanding of child protection work, systems approaches to investigations and good report writing. The Department envisages that the successful supplier will develop a programme of support for individuals involved in reviewing SCRs. The programme should focus on enabling individuals to write SCR reports which: • provide a sound analysis of what happened in the case and why, and what needs to happen in order to reduce the risk of recurrence; • are written in plain English and can be understood easily by professionals and the public alike; • are suitable for publication without needing to be amended or redacted, for example they will not contain personal data which needs to be protected; and • provides clarity for providers and commissioners about what a good report looks like and how it could and should be used.

 

Classification of the contract

85000000 Health and social work services

92312211 Writing agency 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: 01/01/2013 – 28/03/2014

 

Who to contact

Contact name Steve Williams

Organisation name Department for Education

Address Child Protection Division, Ground Floor, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BT

Telephone 0207 783 8034

Extension number:

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Web address

 

How to apply

If you are interested in tendering for this contract, please download the Invitation To Tender pack which includes details of the selection and award criteria that will be used to identify the most economically advantageous tender. Please follow the instructions to complete and submit your tender. Please note the closing date for the receipt of tenders is 12 noon on Friday 23 November 2012. Any questions relating to this Invitation to Tender should be e-mailed to steve.williams@education.gsi.gov.uk no later than 12 noon on Friday 16 November 2012. The Department will publish anonymised questions and answers on a weekly basis on the Department for Education website on the follow page: http://www.education.gov.uk/aboutdfe/policiesandprocedures/procurement/b0037/current-contracts-advertised-by-the-department. Tenderers should visit this site regularly to read the latest updates and consider the responses when preparing their tenders.