Published date: 2 November 2020

Last edited date: 6 November 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: 14 December 2020, 10am

Contract summary


  • Welfare services for children and young people - 85311300

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract

£50,000 to £500,000

Procurement reference


Published date

2 November 2020

Closing date

14 December 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

4 January 2021

Contract end date

31 January 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Other: Competition

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Home Office is seeking to award grant funding to local authorities with responsibility for children's social care in the United Kingdom to empower them to make decisions about whether children are victims of modern slavery in conjunction with local safeguarding partners. The total available grant funding from 1 January 2021 to 31 January 2022 will be up to £500,000 and anticipate funding a maximum of 10 projects.
Applicants may only submit one bid, as an individual bid or as part of a joint bid. Where a joint bid is submitted it is the responsibility of the Lead local authority to ensure its partner local authorities have not submitted an individual bid. If more than one bid is submitted by an applicant, the Home Office reserves the right to exclude one or both bids.

More information


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How to register
In order to bid for funding, bidders will first need to register on the portal via the following link:

Bidders should be approved for usage within 24 hours of registering on the system.
After clicking on the eSourcing portal link, it should take you to the home page. On the left-hand side of this page, just below the login boxes, there is an option to register.
To register as a supplier, you will need to provide information which will include:
• the full legal name of your organisation
• your DUNS number - a unique nine-digit number provided to organisations free of charge by Dun & Bradstreet
• profile information describing your organisation and the size of your business

Once registered as a supplier on the portal please send a notification e-mail to to request access to the associated documents for the 'Piloting devolved decision making for child victims of modern slavery' Fund.

If you have any difficulties registering on the system, then you should contact the Supplier eSourcing Helpdesk:

The HO Jaggaer eSourcing portal is independent of other eSourcing portals. Therefore, if you have registered on the Crown Commercial Service Jaggaer eSourcing portal, you will also need to register on the HO Jaggaer eSourcing portal.

Please note that bids will only be accepted via the HO eSourcing portal. Any bids received outside of this system will not be considered by the Authority.

Please note that registering for access to the eSourcing tool will not make you a Home Office supplier. To be considered for award of funding you must first respond to an opportunity.

Further information about procurement at the Home Office can be found on the website.

How to apply

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

About the buyer


Peel Building, Marsham Street


0208 603 8173


Closing: 14 December 2020, 10am