- Contract term: 24 months with the option to extend for a further period of 12
- Anticipated contract commencement date: 1 August 2019
- Deadline for returning your tender is: 12 noon, Friday 8 March 2019
- See this opportunity HERE – login and register interest via London Tenders Portal
Croydon Council is seeking to procure a specialist service for children and young people affected by child exploitation including sexual, criminal and County Lines. The provision of this service will enable the Council to respond and to deliver a comprehensive support programme to the most vulnerable children and young people in the borough, which will further strengthen the offer of a targeted service for adolescents who are risk of or are being exploited.
The service will provide a range of activities from intensive one to one interventions to guidance and support for parents and carers of those identified young people to enable understanding of risk and safety strategies, build on self-esteem and emotional health as well as developing healthy peer relationships.
The overall aim of interventions will be to reduce the vulnerability of identified young people aged 17 and under.
The Service Provider is required to conduct the delivery of the contract in such a way as to ensure that the following objectives and outcomes are achieved:
- Improved awareness in regards to risks outside of the home and how to identify them
- Reduction of risk factors and level of vulnerability by building on strengths
- Improved educational outcomes
- Improved emotional, mental health and well being
- Improved family relationships and functioning
- Improved safeguarding through the provision of appropriate interventions, and the ability to access universal provision and information on available resources (national and local)
The new service will provide both shorter term (up to 3 months) and longer term (up to 6 month) interventions for up to 50 children and young people at any given time. It is anticipated that specialist interventions will be provided for an average of 24 weeks, dependent on need, with reviews undertaken every 2 months.
The contract term will be for a period of 2 (two) years with the option to extend for a further period of 12 months. The anticipated contract start date will be the 1st August 2019. The overall value of the contract is estimated at £375,000.
This tender process is being carried out under a one stage open tender procurement under the Light Touch Regime of the PCR 2015 for the purposes of procuring the contract.
The Council requires the successful Service Providers to comply with the London Living Wage.
All potential suppliers are advised to read the supporting documents listed on the London Tenders portal, prior to responding to the invitation to tender.
How to register your interest
- If you wish to register an interest in this contract, please follow the steps below:
- Register your company on the London Tenders Portal free of charge via the link below: https://www.londontenders.org/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm.
- Await acceptance. You will receive an email confirming your username and password
- Use your username and password to log into the London Tenders Portal and register your interest in the relevant contract: 766/2019 – Childrens Social Care Specialist Services for young people affected by child exploitation (sexual & criminal)
- Shortly after you have registered your interest, you will receive a second email containing a link to access the tender documentation.
- The deadline for returning your tender is: 12:00:00 noon on 8th March 2019.
- The completed tenders may be submitted any time before the closing deadline.
- Late applications will not be accepted
* We reserve the right to make this contract available to partners and other public sector and/or voluntary organisations.
* In keeping with Croydon’s commitment to sustainability, please DO NOT include any publicity material with your submissions.
* Croydon Council aims to provide equality of opportunity and welcomes applicants from black and minority ethnic communities and disabled groups. In addition the council actively seeks to use small to medium enterprises (SME) as part of its sustainability policy.
* Please include the contract number of this process when communicating with the Council.
* Please direct any communication about this procurement via the www.londontenders.org portal.
* Please be aware that TUPE may apply to this contract.
* The Council reserves the right to hold clarification interviews/site visits with leading bidders.