Published date: 15 January 2020

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: 10 February 2020

Contract summary


  • Educational games - 37524100

  • Education and training services - 80000000

  • Secondary education services - 80200000

    • Technical and vocational secondary education services - 80210000

    • Vocational secondary education services - 80212000

    • Youth education services - 80310000

    • Operation of an educational centre - 80490000

    • Miscellaneous health services - 85140000

    • Welfare services for children and young people - 85311300

    • Community health services - 85323000

Location of contract

South East

Value of contract

£100,000 to £500,000

Procurement reference


Published date

15 January 2020

Closing date

10 February 2020

Contract start date

20 April 2020

Contract end date

20 April 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Working with partners across East Sussex and three European countries, "It Takes a Village to Raise a Child" (VRAC) will provide support to vulnerable young people aged 12 - 18 years and their families in two pilots in East Sussex (Hailsham and Newhaven).

VRAC will provide two forms of support:

•innovative learning opportunities for young people, co-created with partners in leisure, education and the voluntary sector
•fund professional front line support to young people not doing so well at school.

The project will help build an integrated response to their needs, including activity outside of schools

Project objectives:

•To reduce the number of vulnerable young people, in Hailsham and Newhaven, who leave education early or are excluded from school
•To support young people and their families to overcome the barriers they face in remaining in education and reaching their full potential
•To support young people at risk of exclusion to improve their well-being and mental health - with the emphasises on early intervention and prevention

•To create guidance and policy recommendations to allow policy makers to implement an integrated approach that jointly improves the wellbeing of young people and their school attainment

More information


Additional text

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

About the buyer

Contact name

Business Development Officer


Greencoat House
32 St Leonards Road
BN21 3UT




Closing: 10 February 2020