Durham Community Sensory Support Service
Estimated Value – £80,000 – £200,000
Deadline – 27/08/2020

Community Sensory Support Service

Durham County Council

Published date: 28 July 2020

Open opportunity – This means that the contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services – 85000000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£80,000 to £200,000

Procurement reference


Published date

28 July 2020

Closing date

27 August 2020

Contract start date

1 November 2020

Contract end date

31 October 2022

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The contract is for the provision of Community Sensory Support Service to Durham County Council.

The Contract requires a provider to provide a community-based support service to people who live in County Durham and are blind or partially sighted. Independent living support will include welfare rights, housing, employment readiness and retention of employment, technology and delivery of a “Living with Sight Loss (LWSL)” course. The service must be delivered county-wide within County Durham and be easily accessible and responsive to service users’ needs. It will need a dedicated presence in County Durham and will need to make links with partner organisations in order to identify appropriate referrals.

Please access the Procontract NEPO portal for free with tender reference DN88930 for full details. If you have any queries please raise them via the online system. If you have any problems accessing or uploading your documents via the system please contact the NEPO helpdesk as detailed below. E-tendering System Support is provided by the NEPO portal administration organisation Proactis.

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About the buyer


Corporate services
County Hall



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