Contract Summary

  • Published Date: 10 December 2018

  • Tender Status: active

  • Tender Opening Date: 10 December 2018

  • Tender Closing Date: 30 January 2019

  • Award Date: n/a

  • Contract Start Date: n/a

  • Contract End Date: n/a

  • Contract is suitable for SMEs: Yes

  • Contract is suitable for VCSEs: Yes

  • Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Contract Type: Services



Lancashire County Council intends to commission an outcome based Contract for an Edge of Care Service. The intention of this notice is to invite stakeholders to a Market Engagement Event, in relation to the Outcomes based Commissioning of Edge of Care services - Social Impact Bond. At this stage no procurement exercise is confirmed, however a further contract notice informing of any potential opportunities shall be published if the council decides to commission these services.

Lancashire County Council intends to commission on a payment for outcomes basis a service which will operate at the cusp of care and either side of the care divide and be targeted on primary and secondary school-age children and young people within the Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle and Preston areas. The specific social issue the service seeks to address is a combination of avoiding the unnecessary entry of children and young people into care, reducing their duration in care, and impacting upon their high Risk of Not in Education, Employment, or Training (NEET) through improving educational engagement and reading age.

It is our intension that the contract would commence in September 2019.

The Council is holding a market event to present the commissioning strategy for the service and engage participants to provide feedback on the service specification. The event is for all organisations who are interested in participating in the commissioned solution, whether service deliverer, social investment related organisation, specialist intervention provider or independent evaluator. The event will be structured to enable introductions between organisations and networking.

The Market Engagement Event is to be hosted on Monday 10th December at 1pm until 4pm at County Hall, Preston, PR1 OLD.

This notice is also to invite stakeholders to participate in the online market research questionnaire, seeking views on the commissioning strategy and the service specification. The questionnaire and service specification is now available for you to complete using the following link:

Please take time to complete the questionnaire and provide feedback.

To book a place on the Market Engagement Event, please kindly express your interest in attending the Event by no later than 06th December 2018 by sending your confirmation of attendance to: stating your organisation, the type of organisation, the names, job titles and contact numbers of attendees and any special requests relating to access to buildings/communication requirements at the event. Spaces limited to 3 people per organisation.

Unfortunately car parking will not be available at County Hall.

Please note that this is not a tender exercise and participation (or non-participation) in dialogue will confer no advantage or disadvantage should commissioners commence the formal procurement process.

About the Buyer

Contact name: Kirsty Harrison

Address: Christ Church Precinct, County Hall, Lancashire County Council, Fishergate

Telephone: 01772 538079

Fax: n/a


Value of Contract

Price Range: £13,000,000