Published date: 11 December 2020

Last edited date: 11 December 2020

This notice was replaced on 31 August 2022

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Awarded contract (published 31 August 2022)

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Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£700,000 to £1,400,000

Procurement reference


Published date

11 December 2020

Closing date

19 January 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

25 March 2021

Contract end date

30 April 2023

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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DfE is looking to procure the services of an organisation to be a National Centre for Family Hubs and Integrated Family Services, to champion family hubs and spread best practice/evidence on integrated family service models.

The Supplier shall deliver the following strategic aims and objectives:

a) Champion the family hub model and provide information and advice to stakeholders.

b) Increase the number of local authorities (LAs) who have adopted a family hub model and have opened one or more family hubs.

c) Grow the 'pipeline' of LAs who are working towards introducing a family hub model, including by, for example, having:

-Carried out a feasibility assessment or user engagement study;

-Produced a business case for Cabinet/Lead Member discussion;

-Started a consultation process.

d) Develop and disseminate evidence/good practice on family hubs and other models of integrated services for disadvantaged and vulnerable families, to support the effective transformation of local family services.

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Additional text

The Supplier will offer support to LAs and other interested parties on developing family hub service models, translating the evidence-base into practice and service improvement. In delivering the above, the Supplier shall do the following:

Act as a central contact point and source of information, advice and expertise on family hubs and integrated family services.

Hold national and targeted events designed to promote family hubs and disseminate evidence, working with and co-ordinating other interested parties.

Promote the use of evidence in the adoption and implementation of family hubs and integrated family services models

Provide chargeable support to local areas/organisations on family hubs and integrated family services

The Department is managing this Procurement in accordance with the Regulations and specifically in accordance with the open procedure (Regulation 27 of PCR2015).

It will be conducted via the Department's Jaggaer e-Sourcing Portal, which is free to access. Please refer to this portal for the tender documentation and further instructions. Bids will only be accepted through this portal up to the published deadline.

The resulting contract is to be for a period of 24 months, with an option to extend for a further 24 months in 12 month increments. The option to extend will be at the Department's discretion.

About the buyer


Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street