Reading Borough Council Tender for Public Health Nursing Services 

Reading Borough Council Tender for Public Health Nursing Services

To provide the Public Health Nursing Service 0-19 (up to 25 years for young people with special educational needs and disabilities) from 1st April 2022 – 31st March 2025.

Public Health Nursing Services: 0-19s (25s)

Contract summary



  • Health services – 85100000
  • Welfare services for children and young people – 85311300
  • Community health services – 85323000

Location of contract

South East

Value of contract

£6,000,000 to £6,600,000

Procurement reference

RBC 00000957

Published date

3 June 2021

Closing date

5 July 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2022

Contract end date

31 March 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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Contract Notice for a 0-19 (25) Public Health Nursing Service for Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham (collectively known as Berkshire West)

Reading Borough Council as Procurement Lead, acting on behalf of Commissioners invites tenders from suitably qualified and experienced providers to provide the Public Health Nursing Service 0-19 (up to 25 years for young people with special educational needs and disabilities) from 1st April 2022 – 31st March 2025 with the option to extend for a further 2 years.
Berkshire West Commissioners have developed a single service specification for the provision of 0-19’s Public Health Nursing Services across the Berkshire West region with some local variation.

This service specification is made up of essential provision (Section 7.2 and 7.3)
This is the core 0-19 (25) service model across Berkshire West which is required in all three local authority areas with associated KPI’s attached for service delivery both across all and within each region.

There are additional Local Authority specific elements (Section 8 Essential provision)

There are new additional Berkshire West elements based on the 2021 update to the Healthy Child Programme Commissioning Guidance which includes a review at 3 months and 6 months, review at 3-3.5 years, specialist Health Visitor in perinatal and infant mental health (Health visiting and school nursing service delivery model – GOV.UK ( This is detailed as Optional provision (Section 9).

The aim of the procurement is to deliver the essential and optional elements detailed within the specification within the maximum available budget of £6,601,750.00. The optional provision may be contracted at the discretion of each Local Authority.


More information


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Organisations interested in expressing an interest should download the procurement documents which are available on the Council`s e-tendering system at: (Project Reference No. RBC 00000957 ), and complete as instructed.

The Portal is free of charge – to register please follow the supplier registration guidance which is available on the Portal. Contractors wishing to be considered for this tendering opportunity must complete the tender documents and return them electronically via the Council`s e-tendering portal.

Interested parties must log onto the Council`s e-tendering portal at:, to express an interest and download the procurement documents. All communications regarding this procurement exercise will be conducted through the Council`s e-tendering portal including requests for clarifications or general enquiries. The procurement documents will be available for download up until the closing time and date for submissions, it is the organisation`s responsibility to ensure that they download the documents in ample time to ensure that they can be completed and returned electronically, along with supporting documents, prior to the closing time and date stipulated. Before completing the tender, potential providers/suppliers should ensure that the e-mail address that has been used to register their organisation will be checked regularly as the Council`s e-tendering system will generate automatic notifications to this e-mail address when there are updates, changes or messages sent relating to the project. Potential bidders should also check that their organisation`s details are correct and kept up to date.

Technical questions and assistance regarding the use and operation of the Portal should be addressed to the In-Tend Help Desk – e-mail:, telephone number +44 8442728810.

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No


How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


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