Published date: 12 November 2018

Last edited date: 12 November 2018

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: 7 December 2018

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West

Value of contract

£100,000 to £250,000

Procurement reference


Published date

12 November 2018

Closing date

7 December 2018

Contract start date

14 January 2019

Contract end date

31 March 2020

Contract type

Not applicable

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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

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

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Please note this is a grant and the scope is in England only.

Since 2014, the Government Equalities Office (GEO) has invested £5 million in programmes to prevent and tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools. These funds were introduced in response to evidence that suggested young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (LGBT) are more likely to experience bullying, and this type of bullying has significant effects on educational attainment, emotional well-being, and truancy and absence levels.

In the LGBT Action Plan, launched in July 2018, GEO committed to continue tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and agreed to provide further funding for interventions in schools from March 2019 to March 2020.

The Government Equalities Office is seeking to appoint organisations to deliver this work in schools across England.

Grants are open to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations. Other organisations can be part of a partnership or consortium bid (but not the lead organisation) made on a "not for profit" basis. The impact of this activity and any direct delivery of the services must be in England only.

The successful organisations will be expected to:

- design a package of interventions as outlined in the specification document
- set up and deliver these interventions in schools between January 2019 and March 2020

There is a total of £1 million available for this grant scheme and a single organisation can bid for up £250,000 (inclusive of VAT).

More information


Additional text

Before you begin your application carefully read "Invitation to bid" attached to this opportunity including the specification, guide for applicants and application form.

This work was announced in the LGBT Action Plan published in July 2018, which can be found here:

In July 2018, GEO also launched the results of our National LGBT Survey, which can be found here:

Applications are being accepted via email only to, using the forms in the bidding documents.

If you have difficulties with this form, or have other questions about this opportunity, please contact us at

About the buyer


Government Equalities Office, 6th Floor, Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street