Published date: 25 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: 30 October 2020, 11am

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services - 85000000

  • Guidance and counselling services - 85312300

  • Guidance services - 85312310

    • Counselling services - 85312320

Location of contract

North West

Value of contract

£1,597,800 to £2,700,000

Procurement reference


Published date

25 September 2020

Closing date

30 October 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2024

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?



On behalf of the Local Authorities, NHS England, the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire (PCC) and the Chief Constable (CC); the PCC is looking to put in place an aftercare service for victims of rape or sexual assault in the Cheshire Constabulary policing area. The minimum requirements of the PCC, NHS England and Local Authorities are for a supplier to provide a solution for all ages incorporating a full time independent sexual violence advisor and initial counselling service within a multi-agency setting for those in the Cheshire constabulary policing area who have suffered sexual violence both within and outside of the criminal justice system, including non-recent cases.
This service will need to incorporate:
• An ageless community counselling and therapeutic service for those suffering rape and sexual abuse.
• Specialist provision to meet the needs of children.
• Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Service (conventional and specialist)
• Delivery of training and awareness raising
The full requirements are available once you have expressed interest and logged in to the Opportunity on Bluelight ref 41092.

The Invitation to Tender (ITT) is constructed as an Online Questionnaire. Bidders will need to work through the online ITT to be fully aware of all the requirements. The Specification, Terms and Conditions and other related documents can be found in the document folder, once you are logged in.

More information


  • All applications should be made via the Bluelight e-Sourcing portal under reference 41092 where full details about the opportunity can be accessed.
    Expressions of interest are being handled electronically on Bluelight.
    Please do not contact the buyer directly.

How to apply

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

About the buyer

Contact name

Helen Elliott


Headquarters, Clemonds Hey, Oakmere Road,
Winsford, Cheshire


+44 1606362063


Closing: 30 October 2020, 11am