Lead Agency for Oughton Children’s Centre

Lead Agency for Oughton Children’s Centre

Contract value:£50,000 – £100,000. Hertfordshire County Council.

Reference number: HCC1205571

Deadline date:14/09/2012

This deadline is for… Expression of interest

Contract value:£50,000 – £100,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Hertfordshire

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: Hertfordshire County Council


Description of the contract

Provision of services to the community. Pre-school education services. The Council’s Children’s Services department has a requirement for the provision of a lead agency role for the Oughton and Villages Children’s Centre throughout the period of the Agreement. The Lead Agency will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of the children’s centre core purpose. The core purpose of a children’s centre is improving outcomes for young children and their families, with a particular focus on the most disadvantaged families in order to reduce inequalities in • Child development and school readiness Supported by improved • Parenting aspirations, self esteem and parenting skills • Child and family health and life chances The Lead Agency will be expected to: 1. provide innovative approaches to community based local services for children aged 0-5 years and their parents 2. provide integrated support to children and families using targeted evidence based interventions for those in greatest need 3. involve local families in determining how services are delivered 4. develop effective partnerships with other agencies, from a variety of sectors, to ensure the whole package of support and activities are available The Council is looking for agencies with a strong track record of partnership working and delivering good quality child focused services. Lead Agencies can come from the statutory sector, including schools, health and district & borough councils; or from the private, voluntary and community sectors. The funding for the financial period 1st January 2013 to 31st March 2013 will be £52,116.75. There is a commitment by Members of Hertfordshire County Council to extend all Children’s Centre contracts to 31st March 2014; details of that funding will be made available in January 2013.



Classification of the contract

75200000 Provision of services to the community

80110000 Pre-school education 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 – 31/03/2013


Who to contact

Contact name Katie Rooke

Organisation name Herfordshire County Council

Address , SG1 2FQ


Extension number:


Web address


How to apply

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on http://supplyhertfordshire.g2b.info/hpf/. You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage. Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: VF5A3837Q4. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here. The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 14/09/2012 12:00. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents. If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Delta eSourcing eSourcing Helpdesk on call 0845 270 7050 or email helpdesk@delta-esourcing.com. TKR-2012731-PRO-4119547