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Children's Services Tender Opportunities

Tender from Hampshire County Council in Basingstoke and Deane, East Hampshire, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Hart, Havant, Isle of Wight, New Forest, Outside of Hampshire, Portsmouth, Rushmoor, Southampton, Test Valley, Winchester areas.

Tender one: Advocacy Service

The Council are seeking to appoint a Prime Provider to deliver timely, accessible and professional instructed and non-instructed advocacy services. The service will be made available to Hampshire Looked After Children (LAC), Care Leavers, those on the edge of care and Children with Disabilities aged between 5-21 years or up to 25 if in full time education living within Hampshire, outside of the County and those placed at Swanwick Lodge (Secure Children’s Home Hampshire).

Annual contract budget: £27,000

The agreement period will be for 3 years, with an option to extend for two further twelve month periods

Tender two: Independent Visitor Service

The Council are seeking to appoint a Prime Provider to deliver an Independent Visitor Service to Hampshire Looked After Children. The Service will match volunteers to child and young people aged between 5-18 years old where it is deemed to be in their best interests and is agreed as part of the child / young person’s Care Plan and/or Pathway Plan. The service will also provide weekly sessional visits to young people placed at Swanwick Lodge (Secure Children’s Home Hampshire).

Annual contract budget: £35,200

The agreement period will be for 3 years, with an option to extend for two further twelve month periods.

It is expected that both services will commence from 1 April 2014 and that the Prime Provider can be a sole provider or operate as sub contracting or Consortia arrangements.

Please note TUPE may apply.

Tender documents can be downloaded via the In-Tend website: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire

 Interested parties are invited to a joint tender briefing event with regards to the two forthcoming tendering opportunities.

When: Friday 11th October 2013, 10am-12pm

Where: Hampshire Record Office, Sussex Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8TH

How to book: Bookings for this event can be made by completing the attached booking form and returning to childrens.services.procurement.unit@hants.gov.uk

Contact

Claire Branson
Children's Services Procurement Unit