Published date: 17 October 2017

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Closing: 9 August 2017

Contract summary


  • Analysis services - 71620000

  • Business analysis consultancy services - 72221000

  • Data analysis services - 72316000

    • Survey services - 79311000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

17 October 2017

Closing date

9 August 2017

Contract start date

1 September 2017

Contract end date

1 September 2018

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?



North Somerset Council is a high performing unitary authority. Overall the area we serve is a prosperous one with great potential for growth but there are also significant pockets of real deprivation. The Council benefits from a strong political commitment to innovation and has ambitious plans to improve the lives of local people and achieve better outcomes for children and families. We share with many areas the challenge of a significant number of children in care, and a range of related social problems characteristic of coastal communities. Our profile of looked after children indicates that we have a high proportion looked after under voluntary arrangements (i.e. under section 20 of the Children Act 1989) particularly in the 10 - 17 years age range. It is well documented that outcomes for children and young people looked after are not generally as favourable as the wider population. In response the Council has commissioned an intensive family support service through a Social Impact Bond (SIB) investment model that aims to 'turn the tide' on these poor outcomes for vulnerable families. This contract has appointed an Independent Evaluator to assess the success of the Turning the Tide SIB.

Award information

Awarded date

17 October 2017

Contract start date

29 October 2017

Contract end date

28 October 2018

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

Ecorys UK Ltd


Albert House, Quay Place, 92-93 Edward Street, Birmingham, B1 2RA



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About the buyer

Contact name

Alistair Little


Town Hall
Walliscote Grove Road
BS23 1UJ
United Kingdom


+44 1275888502