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Derby City Council Tender opportunity to lead Talk Derby Project

Derby City Council, working on behalf of the Derby Opportunity Area (OA) Board and the Department for Education, is tendering for the supply of a number of services that together, will form the TALK Derby programme.

A previous tender (TD1408) for the delivery of the programme is currently undergoing evaluation. No bids were received for Lot 1 of that tender, so we are now launching this tender to allow organisations the opportunity bid again.

 TALK Derby is a programme of support to strengthen the development of speech, language and communication skills in the early years in Derby. The overall aim of TALK Derby is to increase the social mobility of children in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Derby. 

The requirement in this tender opportunity is for Lead Co-ordinating Organisation for TALK Derby.

The successful Service Provider(s) will be responsible for providing the services, liaising closely with the Contract Manager Iain Peel, the Primary Strategy Group (PSG) and the Opportunity Area (OA) Board and the Department for Education (DfE).

Please note suppliers wishing to express interest and obtain the documentation must do so by 11pm on 3 March 2019. It is recommended that you express interest and obtain the documentation well before this time to allow sufficient time to prepare and submit a bid.

The deadline for returns is 10am on 4 March 2019.

The tender process for this is being managed electronically.  To express interest in the opportunity and download the tender documents follow the process below:

Go to   

 If you haven't already registered on the e-tendering system, you will need to do so - link under ‘Welcome’:

  • Once registered, Click 'view opportunities' then 'search latest opportunities'
  • Click on the contract title (TD1427 - DN387333)
  • Click 'register interest'.  You can then access the tender documentation through clicking on 'My Opportunities' then the relevant contract.  

If you have any queries, please contact the procurement team: