Published date: 25 September 2020

Last edited date: 29 September 2020

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 22 October 2020, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Guidance and counselling services - 85312300

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract

£50,000 to £120,000

Procurement reference


Published date

25 September 2020

Closing date

22 October 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

1 January 2021

Contract end date

31 December 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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

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

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The Evidence Based Parenting Programmes will form part of the Early Help offer in Peterborough. The offer is underpinned by the Early Help Strategy. The initial contract is for 12 months with an option to extend by a maximum of a further 12 months

2.2 Early Help is about ensuring that children and families receive the support they need at the right time. It aims to provide help for children and families when problems start to emerge or when there is a strong likelihood that problems will emerge in the future. This means providing support early in life or early in the identification and development of a problem.

2.3 Services in Peterborough also recognise that some families will require additional help at various times of their lives and may need to access targeted services periodically to help re-build their resilience and capacity to manage. Support is also provided within the arena of Early Help when families have received specialist support and need a reduced level of support to sustain and continue the progress made.

2.4 Early Help aims to:

• Deliver Effective Early Help Services with a strong evidence base
• Provide relevant, timely and appropriate support to the most complex families in our city
• Strive to deliver joined up and coherent ways of working
• Reduce the demand on specialist services
• Enable and empower local partners to develop the confidence to support the holistic assessment of needs through the Early Help Assessment, and co-ordinate support for the family
• Build capacity with voluntary and community organisations to engender shared ownership of the Early Help agenda
• Explore creative and innovative ways of working to achieve the very best outcomes for children and families in Peterborough

More information


How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

Jan Thistleton


Sand Martin House
Fletton Quays, Bittern Way


017333 864553


Closing: 22 October 2020, 12pm