Published date: 14 October 2019

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 date: 13 November 2019

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services - 85000000

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract

£295,000 to £295,000

Published date

14 October 2019

Closing date

13 November 2019

Contract start date

02 January 2020

Contract end date

31 March 2024

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



A Better Start Southend (ABSS) is seeking to commission a Volunteer Home Visiting Service (the Service) that will provide emotional and practical support and guidance to parents of young families, who are struggling with the demands of family life.
The Delivery Partner will train volunteers to visit families in their home who have needs identified at universal or universal partnership level. Support will be offered to families struggling with a range of issues including but not limited to:
• Isolation
• Single parenthood
• Bereavement
• Multiple births
• Disability, mental or physical ill health
• Those experiencing other deprivation or multiple deprivation factors.
The term of the contract will be 27 months with an option to extend for up to a further 2 years, in twelve month blocks or any part thereof. The contract start date will be January 2020.

Tender Responses must be submitted electronically via the Electronic Tender Facility (ETF) ProActis. All documents can be found at

About the buyer


Civic Centre
Victoria Avenue


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.

Closing date: 13 November 2019