Published date: 14 February 2022

This notice was replaced on 6 June 2022

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 6 June 2022)

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Contract summary


  • Counselling services - 85312320

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

14 February 2022

Closing date

28 February 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

29 March 2022

Contract end date

28 March 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Cabinet Office (the "Authority"), is seeking to establish a contract for the provision of Conversion Therapy Victim Support Service.

Suppliers will be required to provide the Deliverables (services) set out in the Specification. The full Specification is set out in the Invitation to Tender (ITT).

The duration of the contract is for 24 months with the option to extend for a further 12 months at the discretion of the Authority. The date above includes the optional extension.

More information



Additional text

On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at:

The Supplier is required to submit prior to the Contract Award date all the due certificates, statements and other means of proof requested in the ITT.

Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement.

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About the buyer

Contact name

The Cabinet Office


Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street