Published date: 6 July 2018

Last edited date: 6 July 2018

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: 12 August 2018

Contract summary

Industry

  • Services related to the detention or rehabilitation of criminals - 75231200

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West, Wales

Value of contract

£3,000,000 to £5,000,000

Procurement reference

tender_160561/684835

Published date

6 July 2018

Closing date

12 August 2018

Contract start date

1 January 2019

Contract end date

31 December 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes


Description

This contract offers capable suppliers the opportunity to work with vulnerable young people, supporting them during their time in custody and aiding them to better understand and exercise their rights.

The service is underpinned by five intended outcomes, these are:
- children and young people in STCs and YOIs are able to identify and freely access independent children's rights and advocacy services,
- children and young people in STCs and YOIs are provided with the skills to enable them to advocate for
themselves and are supported at every opportunity to do so,
- children and young people in STCs and YOIs, who have complex needs and are unable or not wishing represent themselves, are supported,
- the voice of children and young people in STCs and YOIs is heard in particular at key periods where the service provider has been made aware of those who are vulnerable and in crisis, through access to proactive children's rights and advocacy services,
- raising awareness of the issues facing Children and Young People in custody in order to promote resolution and prevention at a local and systemic level.

There is a clear expectation that any Provider of children's rights and advocacy services will strive to continuously put the needs of the young people and to be flexible in responding to the demands of those young people.

This opportunity includes the provision of children's rights and advocacy services to young people between the age of 10 to 18 held in custody, with the exception of those children and young people held in Secure Children's Homes which is not in scope, including in the following secure establishments:
- Oakhill STC: accommodating a maximum of 80 young people, located in Milton Keynes,
- Rainsbrook STC: accommodating a maximum of 76 young people, located in Warwickshire,
- Medway STC: accommodating a maximum of 67 young people, located in Kent,
- Cookham Wood YOI: accommodating a maximum of 188 young people, all male, in Kent,
- Feltham YOI: accommodating a maximum of 180 young people, all male, in Middlesex,
- Werrington YOI: accommodating a maximum of 118 young people, all male, in Stoke-on-Trent,
- Wetherby YOI: accommodating a maximum of 336 young people, all male, in West Yorkshire.
- Parc YOI: accommodating a maximum of 60 young people, all male, in South Wales.


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About the buyer

Contact name

Krishanthy Narayanamoorthy

Address

102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ
England

Email

Krishanthy.Narayanamoorthy@justice.gov.uk