This page is kept up-to-date of all key info and announcements around tendering in Cheshire East:

Learning Disability Respite Service in the Crewe Area:

Expressions of Interest Window Open until 30th April 2018. Click here for more information.

Early Help Framework

The Early Help Framework is a new Commissioning mechanism brought in by Cheshire East Council. Some of you may have been to some events held in January to discuss what it might look like. It is now open, but only for a month, so act fast. It can be found here:


The Early Help Framework defines the Council’s approach to commissioning early help services over the next four years, and has been developed in conjunction with Eastern Cheshire and South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Groups.


Its objective is to facilitate a significant and tangible impact on the lives of children, young people and adults whilst also aiming to:

• prevent or delay demand for adult social care, children’s services, and health services, as well as reducing escalation to more intensive and specialist support

• maximise the impact of early help commissions by targeting support effectively and reducing duplication.


Expressions of interest opened on 26/04/2018 11:05 and will close on 29/05/2018 12:00


It is exteremely important that VCFS organisations apply to be part of this framework. If you do not submit by the deadline, then you will have to wait for at least 12 months, and therefore will not be able to tender for any services commissioned through the framework.


CVS is offering free support to any voluntary sector organisation that is interested in applying to be part of the Early Help Framework. Our Chief Executive will be available for 1 hour advice sessions on Thursday 17th or Monday 21st May at our office in Sandbach or via the phone. We can read through your application and support with the IT questionnaire.

To book a slot please email with your preferred date and time.


Care At Home - Market Engagement Event and Questionnaire

Adult Social Care is proposing to undertake the recommissioning of Care at Home for the residents of Cheshire East. They are asking for organisations to undertake a questionnaire to feed VCS views into commissioners.
To find out more please click here.

If you have any information about tendering in the Cheshire East area that we could share on this page, send details to