Tackling child exploitation - contract award information

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Dear FOI Team,

I would be most grateful if you would provide me, under the Freedom of Information Act, details in respect to the contract below.

Tackling Child Exploitation

The details we require are:

• Suppliers who applied for the contract and were successful & not successful at the PQQ & ITT stages
• Who won then contract
• Actual contract values
• Who is the senior officer (outside of procurement) responsible for this contract?

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Mr Maslow

MINISTERS, Department for Education

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Dear Mr Maslow

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 5
November 2019. You requested details in respect of the contract below.

Tackling Child Exploitation

You asked:

The details we require are:

 

• Suppliers who applied for the contract and were successful & not
successful at the PQQ & ITT stages • Who won the contract • Actual
contract values • Who is the senior officer (outside of procurement)
responsible for this contract? “

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

Four suppliers (three of which were Consortiums) submitted a bid for the
Tackling Child Exploitation contract; the invitation to tender (ITT) for
which was published by the Department for Education (DfE) on 22 October
2018 – see
[1]https://www.tendersdirect.co.uk/indexer/...

Before the ITT stage, a Prior Information Notice was published on 28
August 2018 followed by a pre-market engagement event held on 21
September. No Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ) phase was used
however a Standard Supplier Questionnaire was used as part of the ITT
process. 

The table below shows which suppliers were successful and not successful
at the ITT stage (as explained above, there was no PQQ stage as part of
this open competition exercise)

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Name of Supplier |Outcome at ITT stage|
|---------------------------------------------------+--------------------|
|Barnardos – lead with Consortium partners Social |Unsuccessful |
|Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), Safer London,| |
|Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE) | |
|and The Ann Craft Trust | |
|---------------------------------------------------+--------------------|
|Catch 22 |Unsuccessful |
|---------------------------------------------------+--------------------|
|NWG Network - lead with Consortium partners NSPCC, |Unsuccessful |
|the University of Nottingham Rights Lab and St | |
|Giles Trust | |
|---------------------------------------------------+--------------------|
|Dartington Hall Trust (trading as Research in |Successful |
|Practice) lead and Consortium partners the | |
|International Centre at the University of | |
|Bedfordshire and The Children’s Society | |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

The Tackling Child Exploitation contract was awarded to the Consortium led
by the Dartington Hall Trust Research in Practice with the International
Centre at the University of Bedfordshire and The Children’s Society. The
Department announced the successful supplier on 9 May 2019 – see
[2]https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-p...

The total DfE contract value for the Tackling Child Exploitation Support
Programme over the three years 2019-2022 is £1,892,061.  

The senior officer (outside of procurement) responsible for this contract
is Shazia Hussain, Deputy Director, Child Protection, Safeguarding and
Family Law Policy, Children’s Social Care, Social Mobility and
Disadvantage Directorate in the Department for Education. 

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