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HeadStart Kernow is a Big Lottery funded programme with the aim of ‘ensuring the emotional wellbeing and mental health of all children and young people is improved because they can easily access the right support when they need it’ ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Cornwall Council
New County Hall, Treyew Road
United Kingdom
Contact person: Robert Buckley
Telephone: +44 1872323461
NUTS code: UKK3

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Joint procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

HeadStart Kernow - Community Facilitator Prior Information Notice (PIN).

Reference number: DN288054
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

HeadStart Kernow is a Big Lottery funded programme with the aim of ‘ensuring the emotional wellbeing and mental health of all children and young people is improved because they can easily access the right support when they need it’

A key element of the HeadStart Kernow approach is the role of the HeadStart Community Change Facilitator (x12) and the function that they will undertake.

The HeadStart Community Change Facilitator(s) will work with a wide range of stakeholders within a given Locality.

The Facilitator role(s) will undertake some direct intervention work with young people, supporting them in overcoming emotional wellbeing and mental health challenges. In the process, the Facilitators will engage families and carers and also the wider community (both ‘services’ and ‘community assets’) to find a sustainable way forward. Facilitators will work hard to focus on developing assets of young people, i.e. focusing on their strengths rather than problems.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 800 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK3
NUTS code: UKK30
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Prior Information Notice (PIN) is an indication of potential future procurement activity and may be subject to change. This notice makes no commitment to procure any services. This PIN is not part of any pre-qualification or selection process.

The contract will likely initially be awarded for a period of 3 + 1 years. With a possible option to extend on an annual basis for a further period of two years up to a maximum term of 6 years.

Priorities of the HeadStart Community Change Facilitator role:

The overarching aim of this role is to build the capacity of communities to support young people with emotional health challenges to build their resilience. Where no other support is available, the Facilitator will provide direct intervention work to support the young person into a longer term sustainable support framework e.g. an existing community asset. Where a community asset may not exist and where appropriate, the facilitator will link with elements of the wider HeadStart provision to support the development of an asset.

The role can be broken down into 4 specific elements:

1. Direct Intervention - Working with young people and families to support them access the resources available within the community. This will involve building the capacity of the individuals to engage with what is on offer or by working with partners to establish a solution to fill the need. (Individual and group activities)

2. Developing Provision - Building relationships with existing community groups and organisations working in the Locality in order to fully understand provision that could be utilised in meting a young person needs, or identifying opportunities for development.

3. Training - Where the need exists, build the capacity of existing community based resources to better meet the needs of young people in terms of emotional health and wellbeing.

4. Raising awareness - Facilitating activities to raise awareness of Emotional Health/ Mental Wellbeing and increase effective communication and relationships across differing sectors.

Facilitators will also be required to ensure young people are able to shape the design and delivery of HeadStart Kernow, at times taking complete control of projects. The key is to ensure young people are at the heart of the programme.

II.2.14)Additional information

The Council are aiming to host a supplier event during August to provide information about the contract and procurement process. There will also be the opportunity for suppliers to input into specification development.

If interested in attending the supplier event please register your interest in advance through the Supplying the South West Portal:

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: