Expressions of interest invited for Better Start Bradford Projects

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Expressions of interest invited for Better Start Bradford Projects

Better Start Bradford is looking for organisations to deliver key projects we will be putting out to tender in July. Better Start Bradford is a Big Lottery funded project, working in the three Bradford wards of Bradford Moor, Bowling and Barkerend and Little Horton to improve outcomes for children aged 0 to 3, including pregnancy.

“We have developed a new approach to tendering supported by eMBED and we will invite all organisations who respond to this EOI to tender for the project they are interested in. Tendering for Better Start Bradford projects is restricted to voluntary and community sector organisations.

Project 1 – Baby Steps

“Baby Steps is a targeted intervention for pregnant women and their partner/supporter where the family is deemed to be vulnerable. It was developed and licensed by the NSPCC and is a manualised programme based on group sessions with some back up one-to-one support. The courses start around 28/30 weeks of pregnancy with 6 antenatal sessions and 6 postnatal sessions. Providers should have appropriate experience.

“Contract period 5 years delivery including 3 months set-up from 1 November 2017.

“Contract value £923,500 total for 5 years.”

Project 2 – Breastfeeding support project

“The Breastfeeding support project will provide one-to-one support for new mums in their home as soon as possible after the birth. The supporter will offer help to establish and sustain breastfeeding. In addition the project will work with local communities and organisations in the Better Start Bradford area to develop a breastfeeding friendly community. Providers should have experience of delivering a similar project.

“Contract period 3 years delivery plus 3 months set-up from 1 November 2017.

“Contract value £469,000 total for 3 years 3 months.”

Project 3 – HAPPY

“HAPPY (Healthy and Active Parenting Programme for early Years) was developed by Born in Bradford and it aims to reduce obesity in children through targeted parenting classes for pregnant women with follow-up postnatal sessions. Providers should have experience of delivering Family Links courses and of working with detailed evaluation of a project

Contract period 3 years delivery plus 3 months set-up from 1 November 2017.

“Contract value £163,500 total for 3 years 3 months.

“In the first instance we want to hear from organisations who wish to be included on the tender list for these contracts. Full details of the contracts will be included in the Invitation to Tender. The Invitation to Tender will only be available to organisations who have submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI). Please complete our EOI form and let us know basic details of your organisation and we will add your name to the list.”

The deadline for expressions of interest is 7 July 2017

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