PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CLOSED OPPORTUNITY AND IS BEING PUBLISHED FOR TRANSPARENCY PURPOSES ONLY. A GOVERNMENT FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT HAS BEEN USED AS THE ROUTE TO MARKET. 1. The Nursery Milk Scheme reimburses childcare providers for a daily drink of milk (a third of a pint) supplied to all eligible children under five in their care who attend a childcare setting for more than two hours a day. 2. The Nursery Milk Scheme has been running largely unchanged, since the 1940s. The Scheme currently funds free milk for around 1.5 million children under five years old - in 55,000 childcare settings throughout Great Britain. The Prime Minister has made a public, national commitment that the scheme will continue, and the Secretary of State has statutory obligations to provide Nursery Milk. 3. The Department of Health (DH) launched a GB wide consultation and survey to explore different options for reforming the operation of the scheme. The consultation looks at where we can make the scheme more efficient, as well as improving its value for money. 4. The consultation was launched on the 18th of June and closed on the 23rd of October. The survey was launched on the 18th of June and closed on the 30th of September. The outputs required of the Tenderer: â€¢ provide update reports with indicators regarding the results of the consultation and survey â€¢ summarise the responses â€¢ consider all issues in the response in order to inform conclusions â€¢ provide conclusions regarding the analysis of the responses â€¢ communicate the analysis of the responses â€¢ structure a reference database which facilitates access to groups of similar responses. 9. In addition: â€¢ To provide substantive information to enable a full and proper consideration to be given to the option which is selected for implementation; to improve the operation of the Nursery Milk Scheme. â€¢ To bring to light any further research or action required to secure effective and efficient implementation for the chosen option. â€¢ The Tenderer must use the learning from the analysis of the responses to provide an evidence base which enables a full impact assessment to be drawn up by analyst colleagues in the Department of Health. â€¢ DH will provide access to the consultation and survey responses to the successful Tenderer.
Contract value: 50000.00GBP
Published: 27 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 27 Feb 2013
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