Published date: 6 November 2020

Closed early engagement



Closing date: 20 November 2020

Contract summary

Industry

  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Procurement reference

DFERPPU 20-21/013

Published date

6 November 2020

Closing date

20 November 2020

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes


Description

The purpose of this Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to inform the market about a forthcoming market engagement event related to a potential upcoming procurement of Research on Family Hubs and other models of Integrated Services for Families.

The 2019 Conservative Manifesto*SEE LINK* to "improve the Troubled Families programme and champion Family Hubs to serve vulnerable families with the intensive, integrated support they need to care for children - from the early years and throughout their lives".
The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced £2.5 million to develop research and best practice around the integration of services for families, including family hubs, and how best to support vulnerable children in Budget 2020*SEE LINK* (para 2.64).

The Department will be undertaking an online event at 11:30 on 19 November 2020 for interested parties. The event is anticipated to last approx. 2 hours. The event will give interested parties an understanding of the aims of the procurement and an opportunity to input into the development of research proposals.
If you wish to register for to attend the event, please use the link found in the links section entitled: Register to attend market engagement event - 19 November 2020

Procurement is expected to commence in December 2020 with a contract(s) awarded by March 2021. More information on the procurement process will be provided following market engagement activity.

This notice is for information only and is not a call for competition. The Department reserves the right not to enter a formal procurement process and not award contracts. Accordingly, the Authority will not be liable for any bid cost, expenditure, work or effort incurred by a provider in acting on the basis of this PIN.


More information

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Additional text

This notice is for information only and is not a call for competition. The Department reserves the right not to enter a formal procurement process and not award contracts. Accordingly, the Authority will not be liable for any bid cost, expenditure, work or effort incurred by a provider in acting on the basis of this PIN.

Future information will be issued to potential providers via the DfE eTendering Portal. Providers can access this system at: https://education.app.jaggaer.com for details of how to register and the terms of free registration.

All information included in this notice is indicative and subject to change.


About the buyer

Address

Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street
LONDON
SW1P 3BT
England

Email

EarlyYears.SOCIALMOBILITY@education.gov.uk


Closing date: 20 November 2020