Voluntary Adoption Agency Start-up Grants 2013 – 14

Voluntary Adoption Agency Start-up Grants 2013 – 14

A grant to set up new and independent voluntary adoption agencies to achieve a minimum of 100 placements of adopters with children within the first three years of being operational.

Reference number: 2013-08/Adoption

Deadline date:26/09/2013

This deadline is for… Receipt of tender (1pm)

Contract value:£350,000 – £500,000

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

A grant to set up new and independent voluntary adoption agencies to achieve a minimum of 100 placements of adopters with children within the first three years of being operational. The Department for Education wishes to significantly strengthen the voluntary adoption agency (VAA) sector so that it can increase its capacity to recruit and approve adopters. The Department is looking for dynamic and innovative new organisations with the potential to become large-scale players in the adoption sector. To support the creation of new VAAs the Department is seeking to award up to four grants of up to £500,000 in value each in 2013 – 14. These grants should be seen as a foundation from which the organisations will grow and develop to become sustainable voluntary adoption agencies. The grant specification document, application form, additional information document and model grant offer letter and terms and conditions accompanies this advert. If you have any difficulty downloading the documents please contact vaa.funding@education.gsi.gov.uk.

 

Classification of the contract

85311300 Welfare services for children and young people

75100000 Administration 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: 5 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Adoption Team

Organisation name Department for Education

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How to apply

To obtain an ITT and accompanying documents email vaa.funding@education.gsi.gov.uk or download from the supporting documents.