Published date: 9 November 2022

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: 27 January 2023, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Experimental development services - 73120000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£175,000 to £754,500

Procurement reference


Published date

9 November 2022

Closing date

27 January 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2023

Contract end date

31 March 2025

Contract type

Not applicable

Procedure type


Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Secretary of State for the Home Department (the "Authority"), acting through the Interpersonal Abuse Unit, intends to make an amount up to £1,509,000 over two years (financial years 2023/24 and 2024/25) of grant funding available. The intention is to fund approximately 3 separate Recipients. Tackling VAWG is a top Government priority. This funding will deliver on commitments and ambition within the Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy 2021 and the Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan 2022. A key pillar in both the Tackling VAWG Strategy and the Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan is to transform the whole of society's response when supporting victims. Our ambition through this competition is to identify and fund best-in-class organisations able to design, lead and deliver services for the users and communities they aim to serve, in order to improve outcomes for victims of VAWG.

More information


Additional text

We welcome bids from voluntary and community sector organisations, and bids from local commissioners, including Police and Crime Commissioners, local authorities or health commissioners. Where a bidding organisation would not themselves qualify as a 'by and for' or VAWG 'specialist' organisation (presumably bidding as a Lead Partner to subsequently commission services), their bid must very clearly detail how funding will reach only the type of organisations that do qualify as 'by and for' and/or VAWG 'specialist' and what value they add, as Lead Partner, to ensuring funding reaches 'by and for' and/or VAWG 'specialist' organisations.Declarations will be required confirming eligibility to apply.This is an online competition managed via the Home Office eSourcing Portal, Jaggaer. If you are interested in finding out more about this funding opportunity below is a guide on how to register in order to gain access to the competition and its documentation on the Jaggaer system. We will not be sending any offline material pertaining to this competition. 1. Interested organisations must first be registered as a 'Supplier' on the Home Office e-Sourcing portal ttps:// 2. To register bidders must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet [D&B]) for the organisation which they are registering on behalf of. 3. If you do not have a DUNS number, please contact D&B UK directly on 0870 243 2344 (option 3), or online at 4. Once registered on the portal, please email the Authority mailbox and ask to be added to the event stating, VAWG Specialist Services Fund Portal Access" in the subject title.5. Please note the email address used to register on the portal must be the same one used to advise "" inbox as it is this email address that will be provided with access to the event. 6. Once you are added to the portal the "" mailbox will acknowledge your inclusion to the event and Bidders must then accept this invitation via the Home Office e-Sourcing portal. You will then be able to view the suite of documents and online application for this grant funding. *From this point all further communications including the submission of your online bid will be managed via the portal.7. If you have any IT technical difficulties concerning the Home Office eSourcing portal, neither the Home Office Commercial Hub nor those managing the VAWGVSS mailbox will be able to offer any assistance. Please contact the Supplier e-Sourcing Helpdesk. 8. It is imperative you test your portal connection and become familiar with how to submit your bid well in advance of the deadline date. It is conceivable that because the portal operates on the web, internet traffic may affect performance of the portal and this cannot be cited as reason to seek an extension to the submission deadline date.

About the buyer

Contact name

Interpersonal Abuse Unit - Peel Building, Home Office


2 Marsham Street