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Domestic Violence and Abuse - Prevention and Support.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Herefordshire Council
Brockington, 35 Hafod Road
For the attention of: Angharad Boundford
HR1 1SF Hereford
E-mail: [email protected]

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile: http://

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

To be confirmed at ITT stage

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Domestic Violence and Abuse - Prevention and Support.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Within the boundaries of Herefordshire Council.
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Herefordshire council are currently developing service specifications for a Domestic Violence and Abuse Support service contract. It is envisaged that this will include accommodation based provision and support and support to victims of domestic violence and abuse to enable them to live safe, healthy and independent lives.
Potential providers will need to look at how they will deliver a quality cost effective service which seeks to target support and reduce demand by working with service users and in partnership to not only support service users but also look at how in partnership domestic violence and abuse is prevented in the first instance.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 050 000 and 2 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

70333000, 85300000, 85310000, 85311000, 85312000, 85000000, 85320000, 98000000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:
The current contract will come to an end on the 31.3.2015 therefore providers will be invited to tender on the 26.9.2014 and awarded the contract early in January 2015 for implementation by 1.4.2015.
The purpose of this soft marketing testing exercise is to establish the potential interest of providers in delivering this service in Herefordshire and to inform the shaping of the future commissioning exercise and service delivery model in Herefordshire. Responses will be treated as confidential and will not be taken into consideration during the tendering process for these services.
This exercise will also test what appetite and innovation exists in the market currently that would align with the future direction of this service area.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: