Bristol City Council Safe Choices Service



Bristol City Council
Safe Choices Service

Bristol City Council invites providers to submit an Expression of Interest to provide one or more of the following services to Bristol’s Children who runaway from home:

Safe Choices Service
(return interview and support service for children who runaway from home)

There is a 3 year contract (with 2 year option to extend) on offer and the service must commence on 1st September 2014. Funding for this service will be provided from the early Intervention budget.

Expressions of interest are welcomed from all sectors – Voluntary and Community Sector, private / independent and statutory service providers.

All subsequent bids will need to clearly outline how they propose to improve outcomes for this vulnerable group, consider issues of future sustainability and how they propose to facilitate joint working with the other services and agencies that are responsible for delivering services to Bristol’s children who runaway from home.

The service is being procured under the open procedure. All organisations expressing interest in this contract are invited to submit a tender; all compliant tenders submitted will be evaluated against the published criteria. Once the preferred tenderer has been identified, the Council will carry out due diligence tests to ensure that the tenderer has sufficient capacity and capability to deliver the service they have offered. Tenderers are strongly advised to consider whether they can meet the Council’s minimum standards (outlined in the Invitation to Tender), before commencing work on their tender, as their bid will be rejected if their organisation fails the Council’s due diligence test.

Organisation wishing to expressing an interest must complete and submit their Tender, together with any other supporting documentation, via the Proactis Supplier Portal by 20 May 2014.

The Proactis Supplier Portal can be found here:

This service is subject to Council approval. While it is anticipated that Council approval will be gained, the Council reserves the right to cancel this tender process at any time at its absolute discretion. Applicants’ effort and cost associated with submitting a tender is at their own risk.

Bristol City Council is a public authority within the meaning of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and all correspondence, documentation received will be dealt with in accordance with the Act.

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