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Market Soundings Notice: Early Intervention Prevention of Offending Service

The Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) wishes to tender for an early intervention service to support children aged 8-13 years (and their families) who; are deemed vulnerable; display early signs of offending behaviour or are identified as being at high risk of offending based on recognised risk factor analysis; having difficulty in the education system, behaving in ways requiring a multi-agency response.

The HSCB is currently developing the specification for this service and wishes to complete market soundings in advance of finalising the tender specification.

A market engagement meeting will be held on 27th November 2017 at 9.30 am in NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB, in order to; gain a clear understanding of available services and developments; gauge the level of interest in the provision of the services and explore issues relating to a refocus from prevention of offending to a response to children in need. Interested suppliers should confirm attendance to dsccbids@hscni.net before the 20th November 2017.

No submissions are required in advance of the market engagement meeting. However, suppliers may submit an organisation profile with their expression of interest in attending the meeting on 27 November 2017. Any profile submitted should not exceed two A4 pages.

Please note that there is a current contract in place which provides similar services to those being procured under this exercise. This contract is due to end on the 31st March 2018.


Social Care and Children


31 October 2017