Published date: 29 May 2015

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 3 July 2015

Contract summary


  • Research and development consultancy services - 73200000

  • Social research services - 79315000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£130,883 to £218,055

Procurement reference


Published date

29 May 2015

Closing date

3 July 2015

Contract start date

31 July 2015

Contract end date

31 July 2017

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

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The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), Lloyds Bank Foundation and Big Lottery Fund are inviting bidders to respond to the following Invitation to tender (ITT). SCIE are pleased to invite contractors to provide proposals for the evaluation of a two-year pilot of Homeshare programme, which is focused on testing and finding out what works to make the Homeshare model of care and accommodation an
economically viable business. The Homeshare programme is an initiative which brings together older people and others, who need support to stay in their homes, with predominantly younger people by providing them with an affordable place to live in return for companionship and low level practical support.

The two-year pilot of Homeshare programme (HSP) will be rolled out in two phases:
• Phase 1 begins with the selection and funding of two sites, funded by the Lloyds Foundation these will start receiving funds in June 2015.
• Phase 2 will involve the selection of the remaining seven sites, funded by the Big Lottery Fund sometime in the late summer early autumn of 2015.

SCIE is seeking a contractor that will conduct an independent rigorous evaluation of up to nine pilot sites of the HSP over a 24 month period (two HSP sites from the commencement of the work and the remaining seven from late summer/early autumn 2015).

The evaluation contract duration will be two years with an option to extend further up to 24 months and add additional services as set out in the ITT. The estimated contract value for the core proposal shall not exceed £ 157,000 inclusive of VAT. This contract value may increase up to the 2/3 of the value of the core proposal as set out above.

More information



  • Tender Notice
  • Social Care Institute for Excellence website

Additional text

Further detailed information about this opportunity is set out in the ITT attached.
If you are interested in this opportunity please read all requirements and instructions in the ITT and submit your tender response before the tender deadline on 3 July 2015.
All interested bidders must submit an electronic copy of your tender response in a zip folder to David Teeman at quoting reference HSPEVAL/15/01/BIG001-0603 no later than 5pm on 3 July 2015.

About the buyer

Contact name

David Teeman


First floor Kinnaird House
1 Pall Mall East


Closing: 3 July 2015