Support and Advice Service for Portage Families

Provision of a Support and Advice Service for Portage Families

Due to the approaching expiry of an existing contract the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is advertising to seek tenders from suitably experienced and qualified organisations for the provision of a Support and Advice Service for Portage Families.

Reference number: SAPFAPR2014

Deadline date:22/04/2014

This deadline is for… Request of a tender application pack

Contract value:£35,000 – £40,000

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 and Dagenham is advertising to seek tenders from suitably experienced and qualified organisations for the provision of a Support and Advice Service for Portage Families. The contract is expected to run for a period of one year commencing in October 2014 and may be extended for a further one year subject to funding and performance. The award of the contract will be based on the most economically advantageous tender. Our vision in the re-tender of this service is to work in partnership with an appropriately experienced contractor to sustain, and develop further, a quality support and advice service for the carers and families of disabled children and those with additional needs, from birth to 3 years of age living within the Borough of Barking and Dagenham. The main focus of this service will be: • ensuring that families are receiving all benefits to which they are entitled; • empowering families to become independent; • helping families to organise paperwork relating to their child’s needs, arrange and attend appointments; • supporting training that advises families on appropriate, positive behaviour management strategies; • supporting families with housing issues; • supporting families to apply for short breaks and charitable funding; • providing access to emotional support; and • enhancing the knowledge and skills of multi-disciplinary staff To achieve our vision, we will need to work with a provider who is equally excited by the challenge and can demonstrate specific experience and innovation for this specialist area of work.

 

Documents

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? 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: 12 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Amisha Maisuria

Organisation name London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Address Procurement Support Officer, Town Hall, Town Square, Barking, Essex, IG11 7LU

Telephone 0208 227 3529

Extension number:

Fax

Web address www.lbbd.gov.uk

 

How to apply

Interested parties will be sent a tender application pack that will include full details of the service and the tendering process. Tender submissions must be completed and returned by no later then 10am, Wednesday 30th April 2014. The tender application pack is only available electronically but responses are required in hard copy and electronic format (excluding email) together with all relevant accompanying documentation. Tender application packs can be obtained from: Amisha Maisuria – Procurement Support Officer Telephone Number: 020 8227 3529 E-mail: amisha.maisuria@lbbd.gov.uk The closing date for request of a tender application pack is 12 noon Tuesday, 22nd April 2014. (Organisations should be aware that Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 may apply).