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Staffordshire Children's Centres are seeking to deliver an integrated approach for under 5's: connecting all families to what they need in the community and improving outcomes for children and families based upon two key principles: A ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Staffordshire Procurement - People
No. 2 Staffordshire Place
Stafford
ST16 2DH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Michelle Davies
Telephone: +44 1785277116
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1785278286
NUTS code: UKG24

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/business/procurement

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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
II.1.1)Title:

Early Years Coordination Service.

Reference number: CYPF00126
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Staffordshire Children's Centres are seeking to deliver an integrated approach for under 5's: connecting all families to what they need in the community and improving outcomes for children and families based upon two key principles:

A quality offer for all accessed through:

a.

Information, advice and guidance

b.

Good universal services

Extra support for those who need it by providing:

c.

Effective early help for those at risk

d.

Protection for the most vulnerable families.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG24
Main site or place of performance:

Staffordshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Staffordshire Children's Centres are seeking to deliver an integrated approach for under 5's: connecting all families to what they need in the community and improving outcomes for children and families based upon two key principles:

A quality offer for all accessed through:

a.

Information, advice and guidance

b.

Good universal services

Extra support for those who need it by providing:

c.

Effective early help for those at risk

d.

Protection for the most vulnerable families

The national core purpose of Sure Start Children's Centres is to improve outcomes for young children and their families, with a particular focus on those in greatest need. They work to make sure all children are properly prepared for school, regardless of background or family circumstances. They also offer support to parents. The full copy of the core purpose for Children's Centre's can be found at

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Core_purpose_of_Sure_Start_Childrens_Centres.pdf

To lead the Children's Centre offer in the district there is a need for an early years coordination service to provide a coordinator and administrative support.

The Early Years Coordination Service is a critical function within the model. This service currently consists of an Early Years Coordinator and an administrative support. The roles deliver against several areas;

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Leadership and management of the Children's Centre delivery within the district including facilitating a partnership governance board to deliver shared priorities across the district.

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Safeguarding for provision commissioned on behalf of the Children's Centre or within the Children's Centre venues.

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Marketing and Engagement of stakeholders across the district to ensure families and stakeholders are engaged in the model and families are able to access high quality provision.

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Inputting, analysing and sharing key data.

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Administrative capacity to support delivery.

This service is the local leader for the Early Years offer and a key part of any regulatory inspections by Ofsted. The service will operate within a required framework however the delivery will be different in each given district to meet the needs of the local community.

The service is a countywide service based within the eight districts. The contract will also be required to lead, nurture and support the development of the local leaders and ensure that they operate to a consistently high standard and provide a single point of contact for the partnership.

II.2.14)Additional information

If you are interested please register your interest by registering yourselves on our E Tendering system, Proactis at https://www.proactisplaza.com/ against the category 85000000 (Health and Social Work Services). This will automatically alert you to any new updates and information relevant to this opportunity.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
24/09/2017

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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:
18/08/2017