Public Sector Network Tender Alert


The Strategic National Evaluation of the A Better Start Programme

Within this Prior Information Notice (PIN) the contracting authority seeks to inform the market of its intention to conduct a procurement process to award a contract for the national evaluation of the A Better Start Programme. Details about the A Better Start Programme can be found at: The contracting authority also seeks to conduct a request for information (RFI) with the market as related to this intended procurement. Suppliers wishing to complete the RFI should register their Organisation details at and search for project 1183, ppq_9 where the RFI is located and can be completed following the instructions contained within. Please note: RFI responses are not mandatory. Information provided is for information purposes only and will not be assessed or used to determine who is invited to participate within any subsequent procurement process. Publication of this PIN /RFI is to provide and request information only. It is not a call for competition or commitment that a procurement process will take place via a contract notice or other means. Any subsequent procurement process will be advertised separately and all organisations wanting to participate will need to respond to the procurement advertisement as and when published. As advance notice to support your planning, please be advised that should a procurement process take place it is anticipated to commence during September 2020 (not prior to 24th September) with a circa 1-hour tender launch virtual event proposed for suppliers on 1 October 2020 at 10.30 a.m. Further details and information on how to register your attendance for the event will be provided at the start of any subsequent procurement process.


Procurement Team
1 Plough Place

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Published: 21 Aug 2020, Receipt by: 19 Sep 2020