Tender FAQs

What is the budget?

Up to £1.6 million of funds has been allocated to each site for a three-year period.

Where is the funding coming from?

Without substantial funding from the Big Lottery Fund Women and Girls Initiative and further funding from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Peter Cundill Foundation, The Aurum Charitable Trust and match funding in each site this project would not be possible.

What are the tender timescales?

The tender will open on 5th February and close on 12th March 2018. Shortlisting will take place that week and successful bidder will be asked to interviews the week commencing 19th March 2018.

I’ve done lots of work in this sector before, will this hold us in good stead with the tender?

We welcome bids from all services with areas of expertise relating to the gaps identified and experience of service delivery and provision.

Can we get together with other organisations to submit a joint proposal?

Yes, we welcome and encourage consortium bids.  Sign up to our SafeLives Community Platform where you can join the ‘Everyone: Beacon West Sussex' and 'Everyone: Beacon Norfolk’ groups and chat to other services. 

What are tenders evaluated against?

Tenders will be set against strict criteria as outlined in the Service Specification document which will be available from 5th February 2018.

Do we have access to advice before submission?

Yes, we are happy to help with any questions you may have, please email pmo@safelives.org.uk

Each area also has a Beacon Lead who is happy to take your questions. For West Sussex, please contact Daniel Ryan: daniel.ryan@safelives.org.uk and for Norfolk, please contact Kate Biles: kate.biles@safelives.org.uk