Published date: 1 March 2023

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: 3 April 2023, 5pm

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services - 85000000

  • Health services - 85100000

  • Miscellaneous health services - 85140000

    • Counselling services - 85312320

    • Community health services - 85323000

    • Other community, social and personal services - 98000000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£3,400,000 to £3,450,000

Procurement reference


Published date

1 March 2023

Closing date

3 April 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

1 October 2023

Contract end date

30 September 2026

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk is seeking a countywide Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) service to safeguard, through effective safety planning, victims of domestic abuse who are assessed as high risk and reduce their risk.

The service safeguards, through effective safety planning, victims of domestic abuse who are assessed as high risk.

The Suffolk Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) service was first commissioned by the PCC in 2014 and subsequently in 2018. In order to provide continuity of a service for high-risk victims of domestic abuse in Suffolk. Ensuring value for money for the public purse, the Office of the PCC shall be embarking on this procurement process with the intention to award a contract to start from 1st October 2023.

The Authority are seeking to award a Three-year contract with the option to extend for 2 x 12 months, totalling a five year contract term.

The maximum budget available is £3,450,000.00 for the full contract term, this figure is based on a budget of £690,000 per annum.

Tender timelines are available in the electronic documentation, Invitation to Tender document.
Basic indicative timelines are as follows:
Tender release: 27/02/2023
Tender close: 03/04/2023
Tender award: 05/06/2023

Access full details and documents at

About the buyer

Contact name

Jade More


7 Forces Commercial Services Police Headquarters,
Martlesham Heath, Ipswich