Published date: 23 June 2021

This notice was replaced on 23 June 2021

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Future opportunity (published 23 June 2021, last edited 13 July 2021)

Open future opportunity - This means that the buyer is not yet ready to invite bid applications but early notification has been provided and some dialogue may be possible.

Contract summary


  • Services provided by medical personnel - 85141000

  • Social work and related services - 85300000

Location of contract

Yorkshire and the Humber

Value of contract

£48,000,000 to £51,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

23 June 2021

Approach to market date

1 April 2022

Contract start date

1 April 2023

Contract end date

31 March 2033

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is looking to engage with the market for the provision of the Childrens Public Health Nursing Service.
The provider will deliver universal and targeted interventions in partnership with key service areas and stakeholders to deliver wider public health and social care outcomes.
This contract will start in April 2023 and be for up ten years (dependant on performance).
RMBC will be holding a market engagement event in September 2021. Further details will be published on in due course.
The provider will be proactive in delivering both innovative and evidence-based solutions to overcome current and future obstacles to improved health and wellbeing outcomes for children, young people and families of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough. The service will support our post-COVID recovery and will take learning from the upsurge in the use of digital technology.
The current service is primarily a preventative and early intervention service aimed at delivering health care to families in accordance with the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) with significant input in the safeguarding arena.
In Rotherham, the current service includes the following areas of delivery:
• Health Visiting (including the five mandated contacts as set out in the HCP)
• Targeted Family Support Service (e.g. Young Parent's Service)
• School Nursing (5-16 and 16-19)
• Oral Health Promotion
• Breastfeeding Peer Support
• The National Child Measurement programme, including follow up interventions
• Looked After Children (LAC) annual checks
• Therapeutic interventions (Early Attachment Team has been created).
The service is primarily a preventative and early help model, with a universal offer, supplemented by targeted interventions and Universal Partnership plus (targeted intervention working alongside partners)
The new service model will deliver a clear children and families pathway, seamless at the point of delivery and embedded within Rotherhams childrens offer.

Potential bidders should note that the estimated date for publication of the tender notice as
detailed in section 11.3 below is exactly that. RMBC shall have the right to publish earlier or
later should it wish to do so.

Bidders should also note that the lower estimate for the contract is exactly that at this moment in time and is yet to be formalised and confirmed. As such the figure detailed could go up or down.

More information

Spend profile

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Financial year Budget
2021/2022 £5,037,200

How to apply

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

About the buyer

Contact name

Angela Wilson


Riverside House
Main Street
S60 1AE


+44 1709334551