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Bid Writing Guide for Social Housing

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Written by Chris Turner

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May 12, 2024

Bid Writing Guide for Social Housing Providers: How Housing Associations Can Win Tenders & Frameworks

For many housing associations bid writing has been one of the key skills for diversification, meeting the needs of their communities and being able to have a sustainable business plan for the future.

In order to win a tender you first need to find it! Housing Associations can find tenders relevant to their services and aspirations via sites such Contracts Finder and Find a Tender. Thornton & Lowe has a free tool called Tender Pipeline, which we have also embedded below. This allows social housing providers to search based on location, buyer name, keyword or CPV code, value and dates. Contract award notices can also be monitored in order to monitor the competition, form partnerships for joint venture bids and help build a plan for upcoming tender opportunities and framework renewals.

Once you have found a tender which might be of interest there are several key areas to consider before you start bidding. Often forming part of a wider bid strategy or bid-no-bid procedure. Bid planning is something every housing association needs to complete in order to maximise their success and return on investment from this commercial activity.

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We know what a good bid looks like

We are writing this article based on our experience of helping our clients bid for over 500 bids each year. Offering bid writing services and helping our clients win contracts is all we have done since 2009!

As well as working with Social Housing Providers, providing both professional bid writing and bid writing courses, we also have the advantage of working with a wide variety of public and third sector, SME and leading blue-chip and tier 1 organisations. Our focus is provision of outsourced bid writing support, consultancy to help our clients win UK public sector contracts.

Thornton & Lowe works with housing associations to offer bid writing services and wider social housing consultancy and income generation services.

What do Housing Associations bid for?

Housing associations or social housing providers bid for a large array of tender opportunities.

They usually bid for:

  • Commercialisation of ‘central services’ and maintenance teams (DLOs) – bidding for neighbouring Housing Association, Local Authority and NHS tender opportunities.

Here’s just a few of the tenders won by housing associations in the last 12 months:

Short-term housingHousing first programmeTenancy management
Housing supportHomeless outreachResettlement support
Young person’s housingSupported accommodationAdults housing support
Housing floating supportNeighbourhood supportSupported living
Managing agentSupply chain solutionsWellbeing service
Community leisureDevelopment partnerProcurement Resourcing
Construction workSemi-independent livingCare leavers support
Civil engineeringIndependent livingMental health support
Housing income managementDrug and alcohol supportHomeless hostel
Home care

Residential care

Respite rooms service
RepairsTechnology enabled livesDomestic abuse
Employment supportHealth and adult servicesPhysical health screening
Tenancy and family supportEmergency bedsSocial prescribing
ICT training and skillsMigration resettlementAdult community and learning


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Social housing providers are well positioned to win tenders

Social housing providers or housing associations can be very well-placed to win tenders, if combined with effective bid writing. There are several compelling reasons to bid for formal tenders and develop strong bid writing skills, if you are in the social housing sector:

  • Proven Track Record - housing associations and social housing providers often have a proven track record of successfully delivering housing and related services within their communities. This track record demonstrates their capability, reliability, and experience, which can enhance their credibility and competitiveness when tendering.
  • Trusted Reputation - these organisations are often well-established and trusted, their longstanding presence and positive reputation contribute to building trust with stakeholders, including residents, local authorities, and other partners. This trust can be leveraged in bid writing to demonstrate reliability, integrity, and a commitment to delivering quality outcomes.
  • Commitment to Social Value - the rise in importance placed on social value in procurement processes plays to the strengths of housing associations and social housing providers. These organisations are inherently committed to making a positive impact on the communities they serve, beyond simply providing housing. They often have a broader social mission that aligns with the objectives of public sector tenders, such as promoting social inclusion, supporting economic regeneration, and enhancing community well-being. By emphasising their commitment to social value in tender bids, housing associations can demonstrate their alignment with the priorities of commissioners and differentiate themselves from competitors.

Take a look at our guide to bid writing courses if you are looking to improve the bid writing skills in your organisation.

Bid Writing Services & Guidance to Win Social Housing Contracts

Comprehensive bid writing services for social housing sector:

We offer end-to-end bid writing and bid management services for our housing associations clients. Including:

  1. Identifying tender opportunities. Search & selection
  2. Facilitating bid/no-bid decisions. Bid strategy and planning
  3. Tender response coordination and bid management
  4. Bid reviews, mentoring and training.

Our comprehensive bid writing services can streamline the entire bidding process, from opportunity identification to final submission, ensuring a seamless and efficient experience for clients.

While having a specialist focus on the social housing sector, we work with a variety of clients across industries such as construction, facilities management, water & utilities, and rail. This diverse client base allows us to share best practice, challenge solutions and drive innovation.

Streamlining the bid writing process

We recognise that bid writing can be a daunting and time-consuming process, especially for those new to tendering. That's why our bid writing consultancy provides access to trained and experienced bid writing specialists who know how to approach bidding effectively.

At Thornton & Lowe 90% of the bids we complete are into the UK public sector and as a result our bid writers also need to be experts in procurement. We combine procurement knowledge with APMP best practice methodology and have a thorough quality assurance process in place to ensure the highest tender response scores.


Bid writing consultancy streamlined process

  1. Tender review - we begin by fully reviewing the tender documentation, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the requirements, while discussing your needs, background and context
  2. Quote provision - within 24 hours (though usually less), we provide you with a quote for our services, which is a fixed fee and also includes bid design
  3. Bid plan development - we develop a detailed bid plan, considering timelines, quality assurance, and completion date
  4. Bid Submission - our bid writing team works diligently to complete the bid, ensuring a high-quality submission that meets all requirements.

Ongoing Bid Management

For social housing clients interested in winning more than one public sector contract or securing places on several Framework Agreements, we offer an ongoing bid writing and management services, via our Bid Success Programme. This comprehensive service ensures that you have a dedicated team supporting your bidding efforts, maximising your chances of success.

By using our tender writing expertise, housing association can increase their chances of securing contracts and delivering exceptional services to their communities.

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St Andrews Way - supported living service for adults with severe, enduring and complex mental health challenges
UK Dumbarton West Dunbartonshire Council

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UK EDINBURGH NHS Education for Scotland

To evidence the societal and economic benefits of having an improved learning platform including:- Quantifying the savings on efficiencies of reduced duplication (administration; repeating learning; development of learning modules)- Quantifying the savings on the impacts of having a more skilled health and social care workforce e.g. reduced harm; better care- Evidencing and quantifying the impact on staff retention of having better access to a wide range of learning and training opportunities

Value: 20000
Published: 2024-05-09
Deadline: 2024-05-28
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Audio Visual Equipment & Installation Services
UK Salford North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium

At some point during the life of the Framework Agreement the current members of the following may wish to utilise the Agreement and should have access at any point with the permission of NWUPC. This Agreement is not intended to replace any current Agreements that either participating or non-participating Institutions may already have in place. A list of the current members is available as follows: Central Government Departments, Local Government and Public Corporations that can be accessed at the Public Sector Classification Guide https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/nationalaccounts/uksectoraccounts/datasets/publicsectorclassificationguide https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations Local Authorities https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council https://www.local.gov.uk NDPBs https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations National Parks Authorities http://www.nationalparks.gov.uk Police Forces in the United Kingdom http://www.police.uk/?view=force_sites https://www.police-information.co.uk/index.html Fire and Rescue Services in the United Kingdom http://www.fire.org.uk/fire-brigades.html NHS Bodies England https://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/nhstrustlisting.aspx Hospices in the UK https://www.hospiceuk.org/about-hospice-care/find-a-hospice Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) Third Sector and Charities in the United Kingdom http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk http://www.oscr.org.uk Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm www.cas.org.uk Scottish Police http://www.scotland.police.uk NI Public Bodies Northern Ireland Government Departments https://www.northernireland.gov.uk/topics/your-executive/government-departments https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/government-departments-in-northern-ireland Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/articles/list-public-bodies-which-ni-public-procurement-policy-applies Schools and Universities in Northern Ireland https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/ Health and Social care in Northern Ireland http://online.hscni.net Northern Ireland Housing Associations https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/housing-associations Police Service of Northern Ireland https://www.psni.police.uk

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Published: 2024-05-07
Deadline:
2024-05-07
Gracemount Medical Practice
UK Edinburgh Lothian Health Board

Lothian Health Board (more commonly known as NHS Lothian) (“NHS Lothian”) placed an advertisement on the Public Contracts Scotland website for a Route 3 Procurement on 22 April 2024 seeking expressions of interest from any parties interested in providing primary medical services to patients in the Edinburgh area.This requirement has arisen due to the desire to return the contract to an independent contractor to provide primary medical services located at Gracemount Medical Practice in Gracemount Health Centre, 24 Gracemount Drive, Edinburgh, EH16 6RN to a list of 8,532 patients. NHS Lothian wishes to select a new service provider with the capacity and capability to meet the needs of these patients and to grow the practice list by delivering high quality, patient-centred clinical services in a primary care setting, all in accordance with NHS Lothian’s requirements set out in Appendix 1 (“Requirement”). The services will build on existing best practice and focus on a community and health and social care approach. The clinical services will be delivered in an environment that provides patient care of a standard consistent with that of similar services provided elsewhere within NHS Lothian.It will be important that Applicants involved in the planning and/or delivery of existing schemes and services can demonstrate that they have sufficient capacity so as not to prejudice delivery of primary medical services under any other contract an Applicant may have with NHS Lothian or pre-existing schemes or the ability of NHS Lothian itself to deliver services.The successful Applicant will be required to enter into a contract with NHS Lothian on the terms of the General Medical Services Contract (“GMS Contract”) the form of which is prescribed by The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Scotland) Regulations 2018, as amended, or replaced from time to time. Performance by the successful Applicant under the terms of the GMS Contract will be subject to these Regulations available at www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2018/66/contents

Value: 7615000
Published: 2024-04-22
Deadline: 2024-05-22
7615000 2024-04-22 2024-05-22
Framework Agreement for Office, Paper, EOS & Library Supplies (OPELS)
UK Salford North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium

The following participating consortia have committed to use the framework agreement: NWUPC https://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members APUC http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members HEPCW http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/members/ LUPC https://www.lupc.ac.uk/member-list NEUPC http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members SUPC https://www.supc.ac.uk/about-us/our-members/our-members At some point during the life of the agreement the current members of the following may wish to utilise the agreement and should have access at any point with the permission of NWUPC. The agreement is not intended to replace any current Agreements that either participating institutions may already have in place. A list of the current members is available as follows: Central Government Departments, Local Government and Public Corporations that can be accessed at the Public Sector Classification Guide https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/nationalaccounts/uksectoraccounts/datasets/publicsectorclassificationguide https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations Local Authorities https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council https://www.local.gov.uk NDPBs https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations National Parks Authorities https://www.nationalparks.uk/ Police Forces in the United Kingdom http://www.police.uk/?view=force_sites https://www.police-information.co.uk/index.html Fire and Rescue Services in the United Kingdom https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/fire-and-rescue-services NHS Bodies England https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/nhs-provider-directory/ Hospices in the UK https://www.hospiceuk.org/hospice-care-finder Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/registered-providers-of-social-housing Third Sector and Charities in the United Kingdom https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission http://www.oscr.org.uk Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm www.cas.org.uk Scottish Police http://www.scotland.police.uk NI Public Bodies Northern Ireland Government Departments https://www.northernireland.gov.uk/topics/your-executive/government-departments https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/government-departments-in-northern-ireland Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/articles/list-public-bodies-which-ni-public-procurement-policy-applies Schools and Universities in Northern Ireland https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/ Health and Social care in Northern Ireland http://online.hscni.net Northern Ireland Housing Associations https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/housing-associations Police Service of Northern Ireland https://www.psni.police.uk

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Published: 2024-04-21
Deadline:
2024-04-21
Pre-Market Engagement Questionnaire for Monitoring Devices for Continuous Measurement of Blood Parameters During Extra Corporeal Circulation
UK Belfast Business Service Organisation Procurement and Logistics Service

This is a Prior Information Notice to seek engagement with the market place to ascertain functionality of Monitoring Devices for Continuous Measurement of Blood Parameters During Extra Corporeal Circulation for the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust. The Business Services Organisation, Procurement and Logistics Service on behalf of the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, wish to engage with potential suppliers to obtain a market view of requirements through the completion of a Questionnaire. This questionnaire was previously published on the 14th February 2024, however further engagement with the market is required and Belfast Health and Social Care Trust would like to re-issue the questionnaire. There have been no amendments made to the Questionnaire since it was issued in February 2024.. Any interested suppliers are required to submit their response through the eTendersNI secure messaging area of this Call for Tender (CfT) Ref 5319164. All correspondence in relation to this Pre-Market Engagement exercise will be communicated via the eTendersNI secure messaging area. Suppliers will be required to submit their completed Questionnaire NO LATER THAN 3.00PM ON WEDNESDAY 15th May 2024. Suppliers should also note that any interest shown does not constitute a commitment to participate in any future tendering exercise.

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Published: 2024-04-12
Deadline:
2024-04-12
Provision of an Independent Advocacy Service
UK Glenrothes Fife Council

This Contract is for the provision of an Independent Advocacy Service to adults and children/young people across Fife. The requirement will support Fife HSCP in achieving the priorities set out in the Advocacy Strategy (2023-26) and in Fife Health and Social Care Strategic Plan (2023-26). This contract will help ensure that NHS Fife, Fife Council & Fife Health and Social Care Partnership meet their statutory obligations. It will also provide advocacy for a wider group of vulnerable people.

Value: 1559460
Published: 2024-04-11
Deadline: 2024-05-10
1559460 2024-04-11 2024-05-10
Tender for provision of a Short Stay Break Service, for Children and Young People from aged 7 years old up to and including 17 years old, who are experiencing difficulties, which may be putting them at risk of family and / or placement breakdown who are actively involved with the Western Health and Social Care Trust. [5287765]
UK Londonderry Western Health and Social Care Trust

In section I.2, it is stated that this procurement is a joint procurement. This is not a joint procurement - it was operated by Western Health and Social Care Trust for the Western Health and Social Care Trust..

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Published: 2024-03-13
Deadline:
2024-03-13
TERM SERVICE FRAMEWORK FOR ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE AND MINOR INSTALLATION WORKS FOR BELFAST HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE TRUST (2024)
UK BELFAST Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

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Published: 2024-03-11
Deadline:
2024-03-11
Interim Homecare Contract
UK Leeds Leeds City Council - PACS

The procurement via a DPS of a new Interim Homecare Contract.The Interim Homecare Service nature and ethos of the service contributes to: people living longer and healthier lives; helping people to live full, active and independent lives; ensuring that people's quality of life is improved by access to quality services; involving people in decisions made about them, and; helping people to live in health and sustainable communities.The service will help to support more people to live safely and independently in an environment that they class as their own homes and giving people choice and control over their health and social care services.The DPS will be reviewed periodically for applications.

Value: 130500000
Published: 2024-03-02
Deadline: 2027-03-31
130500000 2024-03-02 2027-03-31
Electronic Components & Associated Products
UK Salford North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium

At some point during the life of the Framework Agreement the current members of the following may wish to utilise the Agreement and should have access at any point with the permission of NWUPC. This Agreement is not intended to replace any current Agreements that either participating or non-participating Institutions may already have in place. A list of the current members is available as follows: NWUPC https://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members APUC http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members HEPCW http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/about-us-2/ LUPC https://www.lupc.ac.uk/member-list NEUPC http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members SUPC https://www.supc.ac.uk/about-us/our-members/our-members CPC https://www.thecpc.ac.uk/members/ Central Government Departments, Local Government and Public Corporations that can be accessed at the Public Sector Classification Guide https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/nationalaccounts/uksectoraccounts/datasets/publicsectorclassificationguide https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations Local Authorities https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council https://www.local.gov.uk NDPBs https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations National Parks Authorities https://www.nationalparks.uk/ Police Forces in the United Kingdom http://www.police.uk/?view=force_sites https://www.police-information.co.uk/index.html Fire and Rescue Services in the United Kingdom https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/fire-and-rescue-services NHS Bodies England https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/nhs-provider-directory/ Hospices in the UK https://www.hospiceuk.org/hospice-care-finder Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/registered-providers-of-social-housing Third Sector and Charities in the United Kingdom https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission http://www.oscr.org.uk Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm www.cas.org.uk Scottish Police http://www.scotland.police.uk NI Public Bodies Northern Ireland Government Departments https://www.northernireland.gov.uk/topics/your-executive/government-departments https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/government-departments-in-northern-ireland Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/articles/list-public-bodies-which-ni-public-procurement-policy-applies Schools and Universities in Northern Ireland https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/ Health and Social care in Northern Ireland http://online.hscni.net Northern Ireland Housing Associations https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/housing-associations Police Service of Northern Ireland https://www.psni.police.uk

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Published: 2024-02-29
Deadline:
2024-02-29
Maybury Medical Practice
UK Edinburgh NHS Lothian

Lothian Health Board (more commonly known as NHS Lothian) (“NHS Lothian”) placed an advertisement on the Public Contracts Scotland website for a Route 3 Procurement on 23 February 2024 seeking expressions of interest from any parties interested in providing primary medical services to patients in the Maybury area of Edinburgh.This requirement has arisen as a result of population growth and a need to establish a new GP practice. The practice at Maybury Medical Practice, Suite 2, 13 Turnhouse Road, Edinburgh, EH12 0AX has the potential for a list size of 10,000 patients. NHS Lothian wishes to select a new service provider with the capacity and capability to meet the needs of these patients and to grow the practice list by delivering high quality, patient-centred clinical services in a primary care setting, all in accordance with NHS Lothian’s requirements set out in Appendix 1 (“Requirement”). The services will build on existing best practice and focus on a community and health and social care approach. The clinical services will be delivered in a purpose-built environment that supports a high standard of patient care.Applicants who already hold GMS contracts should be able to demonstrate sufficient capacity so as not to prejudice delivery of primary medical services under any other existing contract. The successful Applicant will be required to enter into a contract with NHS Lothian on the terms of the General Medical Services Contract (“GMS Contract”) the form of which is prescribed by The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Scotland) Regulations 2018 as amended or replaced from time to time. Performance by the successful Applicant under the terms of the GMS Contract will be subject to these Regulations available at www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2018/66/contents

Value: 3700000
Published: 2024-02-24
Deadline: 2024-03-25
3700000 2024-02-24 2024-03-25
Maybury Medical Practice
UK Edinburgh Lothian Health Board

Lothian Health Board (more commonly known as NHS Lothian) (“NHS Lothian”) placed an advertisement on the Public Contracts Scotland website for a Route 3 Procurement on 23 February 2024 seeking expressions of interest from any parties interested in providing primary medical services to patients in the Maybury area of Edinburgh.This requirement has arisen as a result of population growth and a need to establish a new GP practice. The practice at Maybury Medical Practice, Suite 2, 13 Turnhouse Road, Edinburgh, EH12 0AX has the potential for a list size of 10,000 patients. NHS Lothian wishes to select a new service provider with the capacity and capability to meet the needs of these patients and to grow the practice list by delivering high quality, patient-centred clinical services in a primary care setting, all in accordance with NHS Lothian’s requirements set out in Appendix 1 (“Requirement”). The services will build on existing best practice and focus on a community and health and social care approach. The clinical services will be delivered in a purpose-built environment that supports a high standard of patient care.Applicants who already hold GMS contracts should be able to demonstrate sufficient capacity so as not to prejudice delivery of primary medical services under any other existing contract. The successful Applicant will be required to enter into a contract with NHS Lothian on the terms of the General Medical Services Contract (“GMS Contract”) the form of which is prescribed by The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Scotland) Regulations 2018 as amended or replaced from time to time. Performance by the successful Applicant under the terms of the GMS Contract will be subject to these Regulations available at www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2018/66/contents

Value: 3700000
Published: 2024-02-23
Deadline: 2024-03-25
3700000 2024-02-23 2024-03-25
Supported Housing and Housing Management Services - Nottinghamshire (Feb 2024)
UK Nottingham Nottinghamshire County Council

Supported Housing Ashfield - 2 schemes.Core and Cluster Accommodation.Each scheme must incorporate at least 8 units and no more than 12 units.The phases of delivery are defined as follows:Phase 1 – When the Housing Provider obtains the required permissions and builds the scheme(s). Phase 1 must be completed by 30th June 2026.Phase 2 – Occurs after the scheme(s) have been built to the standards required by the Contract. During this period the Housing Provider will commence delivery of Housing Management Services. Phase 2 should commence no later than the 1st July 2026 and will continue for an initial term of 10 years.

Value: 1170000
Published: 2024-02-22
Deadline: 2024-04-15
1170000 2024-02-22 2024-04-15
Tender for the Provision of Domiciliary Care Services in the Western Health and Social Care Trust Area
UK Derry Western Health and Social Care Trust

This Prior Information Notice (“PIN”) has been published by the Procurement and Logistics Service (“PaLS”) Regional Business Services Organisation (“BSO”) on behalf of the Trust. Two previous PIN’s were issued in respect of this tender for the provision of Domiciliary Care Services in the Trust area (Notice reference: 2023/S 000-006485 and Notice reference: 2023/S 000-015821) available on (Find. a Tender (find-tender.service.gov.uk)) and a recent market engagement exercise conducted in June 2023 to engage with and receive feedback from the market by outlining the Trust’s proposals for the delivery of domiciliary care services in the Trust area, including the proposed model and key elements of the service and its procurement plans and requirements (CfT Reference: 4791867 available on (www.eTendersNI.gov.uk). The purpose of this PIN is to provide an update to the market in respect of the anticipated advertisement of this procurement. This procurement exercise has been delayed as a result of Department of Health (“DoH”) Northern Ireland and regional Health and Social Care (“HSC”) policy requirements as detailed in the above noted market engagement exercise, as well as DoH Northern Ireland direction relating to the HSC financial position, which impacts upon the procurement process. AS SUCH, IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE TENDER WILL BE ADVERTISED IN SPRING 2024. This notice relates to the planned procurement of services classified as ‘Social and Other Specific Services’ under Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (“the PCR”) which will be subject to the provisions of Chapter 3, section 7 of the PCR, otherwise known as the Light Touch Regime (“LTR”). Please note, the ‘Estimated date of publication of contract notice’ in Section II.3) of this notice is estimated and is subject to change. This notice has been placed for advertising purposes only. The procurement exercise will be conducted in accordance with the information contained in any final published tender documentation. There is no guarantee a procurement process will run. Any tender opportunity in respect of this procurement will be advertised on eTendersNI (www.eTendersNI.gov.uk). PLEASE BE ADVISED IN ORDER TO VIEW ANY TENDER OPPORTUNITY AND TO SUBMIT A RESPONSE TO SAME, PROVIDERS NEED TO BE REGISTERED ON eTendersNI (eTendersNI.gov.uk). Go to the ‘Suppliers new to eTendersNI' section and follow the registration process. Interested providers are advised to register against the relevant CPV codes as detailed in sections II.1.2 and II.2.2 to ensure they receive emails alerts regarding this procurement. If already registered, interested providers should review their contact details to ensure the information is up to date. Assistance is available from eTendersNI helpdesk, telephone number: 0800 240 4545.

Value:
Published: 2024-02-20
Deadline:
2024-02-20
HCC Feb 2024 – The Provision of Community Dementia Support Services
UK Stevenage Hertfordshire County Council

Hertfordshire County Council is out to procurement for The Provision of Community Dementia Support Services.Community Dementia Support Services are available to everyone who wants support, no matter where they are on the dementia journey and whether they have a formal diagnosis or not. Services support those at the early stages of progressive memory loss, after diagnosis, those with advancing dementia, those preparing to move into residential care and people still living in the community at end of life. Carers are also supported along their own journeys, up to, including, and after the person they care for has moved into a residential care setting or has passed away. These contracts are jointly funded by the Council and the Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board (ICB) and they supplement statutory health and social care provision and aim to support people to continue living life independently in their community, and to help prevent the deterioration of their health and wellbeing. This Contract is divided into two Lots -Lot 1 The Hertfordshire Dementia Community Information and Development ServiceLot 2 The Hertfordshire Dementia Local Community Support ServiceThe Hertfordshire Dementia Local Community Support Service (Lot 2), includes a specialist service to support those living with Young Onset Dementia, alongside the wider universal service offer.Both Lots must consider the full range of needs faced by people as they progress along the dementia journey and be able to flex and scale accordingly to changing demands of needs.Full details are in the Specification, Schedule 1 of the Terms and Conditions document.The estimated total value of the Contract is stated in II.1.5) of this notice and is for the initial term inclusive of the approximate value for extensions. For the avoidance of doubt, the estimated annual spend is £1,455,000.00. The Contract will be awarded for an initial term of three years and six months, with the option to extend the Contract up to two further years on an annual basis. Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands.Organisations should be aware that due to the nature of the Services provided, any Contract formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Organisations should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting their bid, where appropriate.Please Note the TUPE Employee Liability Information for this procurement has been provided along with other documentation for this procurement. TUPE related information is personal data and must be protected in accordance with the requirements of Data Protection legislation and must also be kept confidential. Therefore, by accessing this Tender via Supply Hertfordshire and then the View Details button and accessing the documentation for this procurement, Tenderers agree to undertake to treat the information as confidential and commercially sensitive at all times and take all reasonable steps to prevent any inadvertent disclosure to any third party.

Value: 8002500
Published: 2024-02-16
Deadline: 2024-04-08
8002500 2024-02-16 2024-04-08
PEP/ASC Flourishing Lives - Intensive Positive Behaviour Service Pilot
UK BRISTOL Bristol City Council

PBS provides the right support for a person, their family and friends to help people lead a meaningful life and learn new skills without unnecessary restrictions. This intervention is aimed at ordinary residents of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire aged 16+ with (but not limited to):• Learning Disabilities• Moderate to high mental health or wellbeing conditions including dual diagnoses• Autism and neurodevelopmental conditions• Other complex health and social care needs (alongside challenging behaviours) that have not been met by local health and social care servicesThis intervention could also support people who are currently being supported ‘out of area’ (OOA) because of a lack of suitable provision in their local authority area with the aim of successfully bringing people home.

Value: 1004778
Published: 2024-02-15
Deadline: 2024-03-15
1004778 2024-02-15 2024-03-15
Audiological Devices
UK Edinburgh The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (NSS)

The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as National Services Scotland) (‘the Authority’) acting through its division National Procurement, is undertaking this procurement of Audiological Devices (‘Products’) as outlined further below on behalf of all entities constituted pursuant to the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978, (i.e. all NHS Scotland Health Boards, Special Health Boards and the Authority or other NHS Organisation established pursuant to the NHS (Scotland) Act 1978), any integrated Joint Boards established pursuant to the new Public Bodies (Joint Working) Scotland Act 2014 Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Trusts (collectively hereafter referred to as (‘Participating Authorities’).

Value: 4800000
Published: 2024-02-12
Deadline: 2024-03-13
4800000 2024-02-12 2024-03-13
Independent Advocacy Services For Adults with Health and Social Care Needs
UK Carlisle Cumberland Council

All award criteria are stated in the procurement documents only. The Council is conducting the procurement using the open procedure in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 for the purpose of procuring the services described in the specification which can be found within the ITT documents.Providers will submit tenders by the stated deadline via https://www.the-chest.org.uk/

Value: 1910700
Published: 2024-02-10
Deadline: 2024-03-11
1910700 2024-02-10 2024-03-11
Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Employment and Health Related Test and Learn Provision
UK Leeds Department for Work and Pensions

This is a Contract Notice for social and specific services in accordance with regulation 75 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended). DWP established the Test and Learn DPS to procure these activities in in England, Scotland and Wales on 9 November 2018. The DPS is for the procurement of social and other services referred to in Regulation 74 of the Public Contracts Regulations (2015) and as such, the DPS was established using a light touch regime.This DPS presents opportunities for organisations, with a focus on innovation and local specialist support, to be involved and test the development of new approaches for employment and health related activity. This will be key to building evidence to support the delivery of future provision at both national and local level.DWP cannot confirm or guarantee any future business through the DPS, but it is anticipated that there will be some limited numbers of proof of concepts / test and learn projects over the duration of the DPS.The T&L DPS is open ended with a nominal end date of 30 September 2026 (which may be extended further) but can be terminated by the Authority with twenty (20) Working Days' notice.In line with the original OJEU notice, the expected total value of all call-off contracts under the T&L DPS is approximately £20,000,000.This DPS Contract will be for the use of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and other contracting bodies (listed below), their Executive Agencies and those Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) sponsored by them. Further information including a list of such Agencies and Public Bodies can be viewed by selecting "Ministerial Departments (link is external)" on the Departmental website (link is external):- The Department for Work and Pensions,- Ministry of Justice,- Department of Health and Social Care,- The Department for Education,- Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government,- Home Office,- Scottish Government,- Welsh Government,- Local Authorities in England, Scotland and Wales.

Value: 20000000
Published: 2024-02-09
Deadline: 2026-09-17
20000000 2024-02-09 2026-09-17
Medicinal Products Dynamic Purchasing System (131864)
UK Belfast Procurement and Logistics Service

A Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the procurement of medicinal products and a limited number of presentations which may be classified as medical devices (e.g. non-medicated creams, gels, liquids, powders).The Medicinal Products DPS is established for the purpose of awarding contracts for the use by the following 'Participating Bodies':i. Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (BHSCT);ii. South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (SEHSCT);iii. Northern Health and Social Care Trust (NHSCT);iv. Southern Health and Social Care Trust (SHSCT);v. Western Health and Social Care Trust (WHSCT);vi. Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS);vii. Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service (NIBTS);viii. Business Services Organisation (BSO);ix. Public Health Agency (PHA);x. Department of Health Northern Ireland (DoH(NI)).

Value: 1800000000
Published: 2024-02-08
Deadline: 2025-12-14
1800000000 2024-02-08 2025-12-14
Supported Housing for Homeless 16 & 17 Year Olds
UK Birkenhead Wirral Borough Council

The aims of the service described within this specification to help homeless young people, aged 16 & 17, access appropriate accommodation and services. The Council’s vision is to support young people to move towards greater independence; whether this is to permanent accommodation or to return home, as appropriate to the individual needs of the young person

Value:
Published: 2024-02-07
Deadline: 2024-03-11
2024-02-07 2024-03-11
Provision of a School Age Counselling Service
UK Greenock Inverclyde Council

Inverclyde Council on behalf of Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) and in conjunction with Inverclyde Council’s Education Service seeking a provider to deliver a new service for the provision of an early help service to promote and improve the mental health, emotional resilience and wellbeing of children and young people who are negatively affected or are at risk of being affected by poor mental health. This will be a counselling service delivered predominantly in schools, but also where necessary in homes and community settings, to support children and young people aged 5 to 18 years.

Value:
Published: 2024-02-06
Deadline: 2024-03-08
2024-02-06 2024-03-08
Criminal Justice - Outreach Support Service & Employability Service
UK Aberdeen Aberdeen City Council

The Service Provider shall aim to help Supported Persons towards positive and 'offence free'independent living in the community. The Service Provider shall work in partnership with AberdeenCity Health and Social Care Partnership Criminal Justice Social Work service, Aberdeen City Council,NHS Grampian, Housing Providers, Police Scotland, Scottish Prison Service and other agencies tosupport, and in exceptional circumstances monitor, individuals in the community. It is expected thatthe Service Provider will participate in the MAPPA process as required.Levels of support will vary depending on individual needs and risk levels but will initially be a minimumof one weekly session once in the community. For those with more intensive needs the ServiceProvider will provide contact during custody if appropriate and will be an integral part of the riskmanagement and contingency plan in preparation for release. Support is designed to enableSupported Persons to develop skills for independent living; such as: domestic skills, budgeting,literacy, and numeracy, accessing further education or employment and social skills.

Value: 897354
Published: 2024-02-02
Deadline: 2024-02-15
897354 2024-02-02 2024-02-15
Provision of an Integrated Urgent Care Model in Salford on behalf of NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care Board
UK Manchester NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care Board

NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care Board is seeking to appoint a suitable provider for the Provision of an Integrated Urgent Care Model in Salford.The model should align urgent and unscheduled care services enabling a flexible approach to meet demand.The services should include:• a Local Clinical Assessment Service (LCAS) which operates 24/7 managing NHS 111 calls as part of urgent care by appointment including all primary care dispositions requiring response within 1 hour.• Primary Care Streaming at the front door of the Emergency Department in Salford, originally operational 8am-8pm but extended to 8am-midnight at times of system pressure as a winter resilience scheme• GP Out of Hours (GPOOH) providing cover 6.30pm to 8amThe Contract to be offered to the Recommended Bidder at the end of this Procurement will be for an initial duration of 3 years, which is intended to run from approximately 1st July 2024 (contract start date to be agreed) until approximately 30th June 2027 with the possibility of contract extensions of up to a total of a further 24 months, subject to any restrictions placed nationally by NHS England or the Department of Health and Social Care. It is the intention of the Relevant Authority to enter into a single contract with one Bidder.As advertised, the anticipated, maximum total contract value (including any potential extensions) is £21,250,000 with an annual affordability limit set at £4,250,000.The Services to which this Procurement relates fall within the scope of Schedule 1 of the Health Care Services (Provider Selection Regime) Regulations 2023. The procurement of the Services is being run as a bespoke, single-stage application process.To download the tender documentation, please login and register at SAP Ariba on the below link. Please note the documents are free of charge to access: https://discovery.ariba.com/rfx/18618758

Value: 21250000
Published: 2024-01-27
Deadline: 2024-02-26
21250000 2024-01-27 2024-02-26
QUB/2485/23 Contract for for a Compact Multi-modal and Multi-scale Retinal Imaging System
UK Belfast Queens University Belfast

Multiple research groups within QUB are addressing the earliest changes of disease at the complex intersection between normal ageing and early pathology in AMD (Peto, Hogg, Lengyel), Diabetic Retinopathy (Peto, Stitt, Lois, Hogg, Curtis) and Glaucoma (Azuara-Blanco and Hogg), exploring interventions to delay or prevent onset. Cutting edge retinal imaging is crucial to these endeavours. Advanced retinal imaging has been at the forefront of research advances in ophthalmology; as resolution has increased, the capacity to understand disease mechanisms has advanced for all major blinding conditions. In the retina, this has advanced on two parallel fronts, firstly, improved imaging of individual retinal layers including the photoreceptor mosaic, and secondly, improved imaging of retinal vasculature and microvasculature and associated structures. At the forefront of this is the ultra-high resolution provided by adaptive optics techniques, enabling single cell resolution in vivo. To date, these various technologies are available at QUB to support clinical trials on separate instruments, necessitating long tiring visits for patients and challenges for researchers in co-registering the different imaging types to look at the same location simultaneously. In order to address some of the above issues, Queens University wishes to procure a compact, multi-modal and multi-scale retinal imaging system, with microscopic resolution capability that is able to overcome the above-mentioned issues, in combination with laser-based imaging to help with media opacities and provide confocality.The equipment will be installed at The Wellcome Trust-Wolfson Northern Ireland Clinical Research Facility (NICRF), a joint venture between Health and Social Care, Queens University, and the University of Ulster, located in Belfast City Hospital.

Value:
Published: 2024-01-27
Deadline: 2024-02-09
2024-01-27 2024-02-09
PROVISION OF CARE AND SUPPORT WITHIN SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION AT NEWBY HOUSE UID 13208
UK Sale Knowsley Council

The Service provides supported housing for up to 12 people with medium to high needs with one or more of the following diagnoses/ lived experience (please note that this list is not exhaustive):• Mental health• Learning disability• Substance misuse• Physical disability• Forensic history• AutismThe scheme is home to a range of individuals with varying complexities

Value: 1465580
Published: 2024-01-25
Deadline: 2024-02-23
1465580 2024-01-25 2024-02-23
DHSC:NIHR Support Services: Public Partnerships and Maximising Research Impact
UK London Department of Health and Social Care

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) supports Ministers in leading the nation's health and social care to enable everyone to live more independent, healthier lives, for longer. DHSC invests significantly in research and development (R&D) to support the delivery of its objectives, primarily through the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). Through NIHR, DHSC provides evidence to improve the health of the public and outcomes for patients and inform decisions on the effectiveness, efficiency and safety of the health and care system. <br/><br/>We are seeking to procure services from 1st April 2025 for a period of 7 years (with a five year break clause) to meet the following strategic objectives:<br/>- improve the way partnerships with people and communities in health and care research work (this includes research involvement, participation, and engagement - referred to as ‘public partnerships’)<br/>- improve how NIHR research is disseminated, and knowledge is mobilised to facilitate uptake and adoption of insights from research (referred to as ‘maximising impact’)<br/>- act as an integral part of National Institute for Health Research Coordinating Centre - working collaboratively within NIHRCC and across NIHRCC & Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre a co-ordinated, joined-up organisation.<br/><br/>The total contract value will be £19,000,000.00 which will be sub-divided as follows: <br/>- £17,100,000.00 for services that form the bulk of the deliverables (including any transition costs).<br/>- £1,900,000 for Authority Emergent Services (unforeseeable services that may emerge throughout the life of the contract).<br/>Further information and instruction may be found in the relevant Tender Documents. <br/><br/>To identify a suitable contractor to deliver the above services, the Authority will be undertaking a 2-stage competitive procedure with negotiation.<br/><br/>Stage 1 will invite potential supplier to complete the Standard Selection Questionnaire and successful suppliers will then be invited to participate in Stage 2. <br/><br/>Stage 2 will invite those suppliers who were successful at Stage 1 to submit an initial tender. Following evaluation of the initial tender, the Authority will invite the three (3) highest scoring suppliers to participate in negotiations. <br/>Following negotiations, suppliers will be required to submit a final tender for evaluation. <br/><br/>A Market Engagement Event was held on 1st August 2023; notes from that event will be made available via the electronic procurement portal.

Value: 19000000
Published: 2024-01-20
Deadline: 2024-02-19
19000000 2024-01-20 2024-02-19
Provision of Technology Enabled Care Alarm Receiving Service
UK Paisley Renfrewshire Council

Renfrewshire Council, on behalf of Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership is seeking a Provider to provide, monitor, manage and operate a Technology Enabled Care Alarm Receiving Service which will be available to Service Users living within the Renfrewshire area who are in receipt of the Technology Enabled Care Service (TECS).Further information is contained within the Invitation to Tender documentation.

Value:
Published: 2024-01-20
Deadline: 2024-02-19
2024-01-20 2024-02-19
Independent Advocacy Service for Adults with Health and Social Care Needs
UK Kendal Westmorland and Furness Council

Westmorland and Furness Council came into being on 1st April 2023. It is England’s third largest unitary authority by geographical area, and it’s more sparsely populated this presents challenges in terms of sustaining and delivering services and requires innovating approaches and continuous improvement.The Council cares and believes everyone matters and will strive to ensure that citizens can gain access to the right service, in the right place at the right time.Local authorities have a responsibility to ensure the provision of professional independent advocacy under the terms of:• The Care Act 2014 and the Care and Support Statutory Guidance for independent advocates forpeople using social care services.• The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and its Code of Practice for independent mental capacity actadvocates.• Mental Health Act 1983 and its Code of Practice for independent mental capacity act advocates.Best practice guidance (NICE 2022) states that advocacy providers should aim to support continuity by offering people the same advocate for different types of Advocacy. If this is not possible, they should ensure that systems for handover are in place that are not reliant on a new referral.Local authorities must make appropriate arrangements for independent advocacy services to provide assistant to people making or intending to make complaints as described in the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

Value: 858000
Published: 2024-01-20
Deadline: 2024-02-16
858000 2024-01-20 2024-02-16
Adult Social Care Learning and Development Quality Assurance including Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training
UK London Department of Health and Social Care

The Department of Health and Social Care is seeking to appoint a supplier with the skills and expertise to: quality assure training and qualifications for the ASC workforce, working with existing qualification regulators (for example Ofqual), Awarding Organisations, Training Providers, the ASC sector and those with lived experience. In addition, signposting high-quality training to the sector that is aligned to DHSC’s Care Workforce Pathway.<br/><br/>Contract Project Reference: C227555<br/><br/>Intended contract term: Initial period of 1 year (1st April 2024 to 31 March 2025) with the option to extend for a further 2 periods of 1 year (1+1+1)<br/><br/>Estimated contract value initial period: £1,191,200.00 exclusive of VAT. Estimated contract value extension period £1,191,200.00 per annum exclusive of VAT. Total potential contract value £3,573,600.00 exclusive of VAT.<br/><br/>The opportunity will be available on the DHSC Atamis eTendering System. Select this link to access and register your organisation to the Atamis system https://health-family.force.com/s/Welcome, if you have not already done so.<br/><br/>To find this opportunity in the eTendering system, select “Find Opportunities” and then search by project number or title. Once you have found the Opportunity, press the ‘Register Interest’ button to register your interest. This will make the project to appear on ‘My proposals and quotes’. From there you can review documents, send clarification messages, submit the response, or decline to respond, if you decide not to participate in the opportunity. For full details on the instruction to tender and terms of participations please refer to the Invitation to Tender document

Value: 1191200
Published: 2024-01-20
Deadline: 2024-02-19
1191200 2024-01-20 2024-02-19
Photographic Equipment & Consumables
UK Salford North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium

At some point during the life of the Framework Agreement the current members of the following may wish to utilise the Agreement and should have access at any point with the permission of NWUPC. This Agreement is not intended to replace any current Agreements that either participating or non-participating Institutions may already have in place. A list of the current members is available as follows: Central Government Departments, Local Government and Public Corporations that can be accessed at the Public Sector Classification Guide https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/nationalaccounts/uksectoraccounts/datasets/publicsectorclassificationguide https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations Local Authorities https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council https://www.local.gov.uk NDPBs https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations National Parks Authorities http://www.nationalparks.gov.uk Police Forces in the United Kingdom http://www.police.uk/?view=force_sites https://www.police-information.co.uk/index.html Fire and Rescue Services in the United Kingdom http://www.fire.org.uk/fire-brigades.html NHS Bodies England https://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/nhstrustlisting.aspx Hospices in the UK https://www.hospiceuk.org/about-hospice-care/find-a-hospice Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) Third Sector and Charities in the United Kingdom http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk http://www.oscr.org.uk Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm www.cas.org.uk Scottish Police http://www.scotland.police.uk NI Public Bodies Northern Ireland Government Departments https://www.northernireland.gov.uk/topics/your-executive/government-departments https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/government-departments-in-northern-ireland Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/articles/list-public-bodies-which-ni-public-procurement-policy-applies Schools and Universities in Northern Ireland https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/ Health and Social care in Northern Ireland http://online.hscni.net Northern Ireland Housing Associations https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/housing-associations Police Service of Northern Ireland https://www.psni.police.uk

Value:
Published: 2024-01-17
Deadline:
2024-01-17
Flexible Framework for the Provision of Supported Living for Adults and Older People
UK Glenrothes Fife Council

Fife Health and Social Care Partnership (“the Partnership”) requires to commission a Supported Living Service (both personal care and non-personal i.e., Housing Support Services) from a variety of external service providers. It is recognised that in some circumstances the Partnership may wish to commission a service that comprises of Housing Support only. On that basis this Contract is open to Providers who do not have dual registration for Care and Support and Housing Support, however it is the preference that Providers will have dual registration.Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership is committed to personalisation and outcome-based services for individuals of all ages and abilities and is seeking to appoint a range of partner organisations to deliver outcome focused support to adults, ranging from 16 years old upwards with a range of identified support needs throughout Fife, under a Framework agreement.Any partner organisations must be able to demonstrate experience and commitment to working innovatively with individuals with the Framework of self-directed support and have sound experience and practice in maximising the benefits of individual budgets. They must also evidence strong skills in forming and maintaining relationships with families of individuals.Objectives for the Framework are to ensure that individuals have access to support that aspires to the highest level of quality and promotes the right of each individual to have as much choice and control as possible. Key elements of success from desirable organisations include robust evidence of promoting and delivering:- personal preferences.-fluctuating levels of required support.- continuity and consistency in provision of individual outcome focussed support.- innovative approach which takes into account the potential to link with informal networks of support, community resources as well as embracing the use of assistive technology i.e., Just Checking to improve outcomes for the supported person.- Supporting positive risk taking.The Provider will provide practical and personal care over 24 hours a day and 365 days a year to the Supported Person living in their own home and will be in line with the service aims and objectives specified within the specification.

Value: 21200000
Published: 2024-01-14
Deadline: 2024-02-09
21200000 2024-01-14 2024-02-09
CE-163-22 - Proposed Flexible Framework Agreement for Supported Living and Personal Care for Adults with Learning Disabilities
UK Ayr South Ayrshire Council

The following services shall be available through this proposed Multi-Provider Flexible Framework Agreement (FFA), within the categories specified below, to anyone residing in the South Ayrshire geographical area that has been assessed by South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership as having care and support needs:-Adults with a learning disability-Adults with a learning disability with complex care needs.-Adults with a learning disability with physical disability.-Adults with a learning disability with dementia.-Adults with a learning disability who are vulnerable.-Adults with a learning disability with addiction issues.-Adults with a learning disability and a sensory impairment.The Service shall deliver person centered support and care for Individuals. The overall aim of the service is to enable Individuals to live safe and, whenever possible, independent lives in their own homes.

Value:
Published: 2024-01-12
Deadline: 2024-02-15
2024-01-12 2024-02-15
Flexible Framework for the Provision of Supported Living for Adults and Older People
UK Glenrothes Fife Council

Fife Health and Social Care Partnership (“the Partnership”) requires to commission a Supported Living Service (both personal care and non-personal i.e., Housing Support Services) from a variety of external service providers. It is recognised that in some circumstances the Partnership may wish to commission a service that comprises of Housing Support only. On that basis this Contract is open to Providers who do not have dual registration for Care and Support and Housing Support, however it is the preference that Providers will have dual registration.

Value: 21200000
Published: 2024-01-12
Deadline: 2024-02-09
21200000 2024-01-12 2024-02-09
Care at Home & Housing Support Service Flexible Framework Agreement
UK Kilmarnock East Ayrshire Council

East Ayrshire Council, on behalf of its service delivery organisation known as the East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership requires to establish a Framework Agreement to provide Care at Home and Housing Support services across East Ayrshire for the purpose of ‘Option 3’ within The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013, ie the Individual chooses for the Council to select the appropriate support and arrange it for the Individual.

Value:
Published: 2024-01-12
Deadline: 2024-02-13
2024-01-12 2024-02-13
CE-163-22 - Proposed Flexible Framework Agreement for Supported Living and Personal Care for Adults with Learning Disabilities
UK Ayr South Ayrshire Council

The following services shall be available through this proposed Multi-Provider Flexible Framework Agreement (FFA), within the categories specified below, to anyone residing in the South Ayrshire geographical area that has been assessed by South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership as having care and support needs:-Adults with a learning disability-Adults with a learning disability with complex care needs.-Adults with a learning disability with physical disability.-Adults with a learning disability with dementia.-Adults with a learning disability who are vulnerable.-Adults with a learning disability with addiction issues.-Adults with a learning disability and a sensory impairment.The Service shall deliver person centered support and care for Individuals. The overall aim of the service is to enable Individuals to live safe and, whenever possible, independent lives in their own homes.

Value:
Published: 2024-01-12
Deadline: 2024-02-15
2024-01-12 2024-02-15
Statutory Advocacy Services
UK Norwich Norfolk County Council

Norfolk County Council has a number of statutory duties to ensure the provision of advocacy services, including NHS complaints advocacy, IMHA, IMCA and ISCA.The service manages around 4,000 new advocacy cases a year. This is a demand-led service and while levels of demand fluctuated during Covid lockdown, the general trend has been one of rising demand.This procurement is for advocacy that supports a person’s involvement in the processes laid out in the Health and Social Care Act 2012, the Mental Health Act 2007, Mental Health Act 1983 and revised Mental Health Act Code of Practice 2014, the Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.Full details of the requirement can be found in the Service Specification, which forms a Schedule to the Terms and Conditions.

Value: 4800000
Published: 2024-01-10
Deadline: 2024-02-15
4800000 2024-01-10 2024-02-15
Provision of Day Centres in Dumfries and Galloway
UK Dumfries Dumfries and Galloway Council

Dumfries and Galloway Council on behalf of the Health and Social Care Partnership will be seeking the Provision of Day Centres across Dumfries and Galloway.

Value: 631950
Published: 2024-01-08
Deadline: 2024-02-15
631950 2024-01-08 2024-02-15
Catering, Cleaning and Laundry Services for Radius Housing
UK Holywood Radius Housing

This tender for radius Housing (primarily the Housing with Care Directorate), requires the contractor to provide catering, cleaning and laundry services for supported housing schemes for people with disabilities and complex needs, as well as specialist care facilities for the frail elderly, people with learning disabilities and people with dementia. This contract is for 24 hour care and support schemes within the Radius Housing portfolio which are listed in the tender documents.

Value: 8000000
Published: 2023-12-30
Deadline: 2024-02-05
8000000 2023-12-30 2024-02-05
Tender for the Provision of Engineering Inspections
UK Ballymena Procurement and Logistics Service

This Contract is for the Provision of Engineering Inspections to meet the requirements of the Health and Social Care (HSC) Trusts in Northern Ireland. The Contractor will be required to manage the provision of statutory inspections in health care facilities and in service users / patients’ homes across Northern Ireland for approximately 16,600 devices to enable the Clients to fulfil their statutory obligations. The Contractor must ensure that the statutory inspections are programmed to be carried out as required in relation to lifting equipment and equipment under pressure to achieve compliance with Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (NI) 1999 and Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (NI) 2004; and where applicable, the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (NI) 1999 (PUWER), the Electricity At Work Act (NI) 1991 (EAWR), the Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (NI) 2003 (COSHH), and the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978; and, or, any amendments thereto for the duration of the Contract.

Value: 5600000
Published: 2023-12-24
Deadline: 2024-01-29
5600000 2023-12-24 2024-01-29
Local Healthwatch Service and Independent Complaints Advocacy (NHS Services)
UK Dorchester Dorset Council

Local Healthwatch is an organisation giving a stronger voice to people in influencing the health and wellbeing agenda and local service provision; providing signposting, supporting individuals with information and advice about access to services and NHS complaints advocacy. Local Healthwatch has to be provided at all times by an organisation that is a social enterprise.The Vision for the Dorset Local Healthwatch is to be the “voice of the people” coordinating and bringing people’s views and experiences to improve health and social care and to be:• A well led, high quality organisation that is effectively managed andorganised with clear and transparent priorities.• Well known, independent, trusted and accessible to everyone.• Operating seamlessly across the two areas.• Influential and respected by decision makers and service providers.

Value: 1548880
Published: 2023-12-23
Deadline: 2024-01-26
1548880 2023-12-23 2024-01-26
Short-term, Temporary Supported Housing for Single Homeless Clients in Houghton, Sunderland
UK Sunderland Sunderland City Council

Support Services (Male Clients) required for a property consisting of:i. 6 self-contained properties each with a bed, bathing facilities and W.C and kitchen facilities.ii. 1 unit for office spaceiii. Communal space for group work and socialisingiv. 24/7 accessible accommodation

Value:
Published: 2023-12-21
Deadline: 2024-01-12
2023-12-21 2024-01-12
Accreditation of Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training
UK Leeds NHS England

The NHS England Workforce Training and Education Directorate is seeking to appoint an organisation to accredit or certify the delivery of The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism. This will ensure the delivery of Oliver’s Training meets the standards set out in the Oliver McGowan draft Code of Practice on statutory learning disability and autism training.<br/><br/>3.1. NHS England is seeking a contractor for a 3-year agreement to establish and run accreditation for the delivery of The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism.<br/>3.2. This will require a contractor to:<br/>A) co-produce accreditation standards for the delivery of The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism;<br/>B) co-produce an accreditation scheme for the delivery of The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism; and<br/>C) accredit the delivery of The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism.<br/><br/><br/>3.3. The purpose of accreditation is to:<br/>3.3.1. give confidence to the government, patients, the public, and registered providers of health and social care that The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training is being delivered to a consistent model and high standard;<br/>3.3.2. ensure that co-trainers with a learning disability and autistic co-trainers are being trained and supported in their roles;<br/>3.3.3. provide a sustainable and efficient quality assurance process; and<br/>3.3.4. ensure good value for taxpayers.<br/>3.4. NHS England will hold the copyright and intellectual property for the accreditation standards and the accreditation scheme.<br/>3.5. The contractor will co-create the standards and scheme and co-deliver the accreditation scheme under licence from NHS England for a period of 3 years from the start of the agreement.<br/>3.6. At the end of the agreement, NHS England will use licences to ensure the future for the accreditation/certification service.<br/><br/>Further details and the tender documents can be downloaded from the following link :<br/><br/>https://health-family.force.com/s/Welcome560,000.00

Value: 560000
Published: 2023-12-21
Deadline: 2023-12-31
560000 2023-12-21 2023-12-31
Research and Evaluation Framework
UK NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE Care Quality Commission

CQC are seeking a research organisation or agency to become our research partner. CQC require the research partner to have expertise in, and experience of undertaking work on, the subjects of:• Local health and care systems.• Wider determinants of health.• Addressing inequalities in the access to, experiences of, and outcomes from health and social care.• Involving people in health and social care.• Regulation of health and care. The supplier who becomes CQC's research partner will have:• Strong connections with organisations across health and social care and experience of building collaborations.• A skilled and experienced team of researchers, evaluators, and analysts.• Experience of turning research and evidence into impact on health and social care for the benefit of people. We would call-off research and evaluation or other statements of works from the research partner. This may include:• Scoping of research and evaluation questions and projects.• Delivery of research and/or evaluation projects.• Identification of, and linking with, other related research activity across the health and care landscape.• Support with the development of research collaborations and co-funding relationships between CQC and others.• Research events and other dissemination activities.• Work to translate research into products or outputs to be used by different audiences and implement findings to bring about improvement in health and care.

Value: 6666667
Published: 2023-12-20
Deadline: 2024-02-29
6666667 2023-12-20 2024-02-29
Complex Needs Supported Housing for people aged 25+
UK Flintshire Flintshire County Council

Flintshire Housing Support Team are commissioning a supported housing project for people aged 25+ with multiple support needs. These can include Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Offending, Moderate Learning Difficulties, adverse childhood experiences, trauma. The list is not exhaustive.The project will offer intensive housing related support which enables people to establish and/or maintain independent living. Support will be flexible, and person centred, but may include things like budgeting, including accessing money advice, developing life skills, achieving safety and security, and accessing other helpful services and opportunities.

Value:
Published: 2023-12-20
Deadline: 2024-02-09
2023-12-20 2024-02-09
Mental Health Recovery Service for Adults with Complex Mental Health Needs
UK Haddington, East Lothian East Lothian Council

East Lothian Council, on behalf of East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership, has a requirement for a suitably experienced and qualified provider to provide a Mental Health Recovery Service in East Lothian for Adults with Complex Mental Health Needs whose symptoms are causing disruption to functional skills. The service is based on Grade 4 of the Wayfinder model providing graded support in accommodation (in a building provided by East Lothian Council) on a 24 hour basis 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The duration of the Service provision for individual Supported Persons is dependent on individual needs and achievement of personal outcomes. The service must be seen as a stepping stone to a longer term homely environment proportionate to need.The principles for service delivery are:-Enabling human rights, capabilities and independence-Preventative and anticipatory-Based on building relationships, both with individuals and within their community-Delivered collaboratively-Flexibility of service provision, responsive to how people feel on the day-Outcome focussed and personalised-Involvement of people in service development-Promoting the principles of Self-Directed Support which are Collaboration, Dignity, Informed Choice, Involvement, Participation

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Published: 2023-12-18
Deadline: 2024-01-22
2023-12-18 2024-01-22
Recovery and Movement of Fleet Vehicles [4581952]
UK Ballymena Business Services Organisation, Procurement and Logistics Service on Behalf of, Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Trust, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, Northern Health and Social Care Trust and Western Health and Social Care Trust

In section I.2 it is stated that this is a joint procurement and contract award is by a central purchasing body. This Framework Agreement is not a joint contract, it is a central purchasing body Framework Agreement operated by Business Services Organisation, Procurement and Logistics Service on behalf of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Trust, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, Northern Health and Social Care Trust and Western Health and Social Care Trust. The Contracting Authority will identify the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) on the basis of the Price 90% and Social Value 10% once full compliance has been demonstrated with all of the elements of the specification, including Quality - Pass/Fail and any other requirements as listed in the tender documentation. This tender contains 11 Lots, Tenderers can bid for one Lot, more than one Lot or all Lots. Within Lots 1 to 8 and Lots 10 to 11, Tenderers can bid for one or all Sections. Tenderers who bid for both Sections will have their bid per Section treated and evaluated as a separate bid as detailed within the Tender Evaluation Methodology and Marking Scheme (TEMMS). Each Section bid for must be bid for its entirety otherwise the bid for that Section will fail and be rejected. It is the intention to award a place on the Framework Agreement to a minimum of three ranked Tenderers with the highest percentage weighted score where sufficient compliance bids are received. Should less than 3 compliant bids be received for any Section the Award will still proceed for the compliant bids which have been received for that Section. Should there be no compliant bids received for a Section(s) this will result in a no award for that Section(s). Tenderers must bid for all pricing elements within each Section(s) bid for. The 10% for Social Value and details of the Quality split and the evaluation process incorporating Price, Quality, Social Value and Compliance are provided as part of the Tender Evaluation Methodology and Marking Scheme (TEMMS) (SS20b). The value shown in II.1.5 shows the estimated total value which has been calculated on the basis of a maximum 4 year Call-Off Contract(s) with the option of 36 month extension period(s), contingency for Secondary Competitions, potential extension(s) for procurement exercises, potential price increases during the Framework Agreement and any Call-Off Contract. Please note that in regard to IV.1.3 where it states, “Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 33”, this should read, ‘Envisaged minimum number of participants to the framework agreement: 33’. Under this Framework Agreement and Call-Off Contract(s) the Framework Provider/Contractor will be required to support the Client's social benefit objectives. Accordingly, Call-Off Contract performance conditions will relate, in particular, to social value for all Lots. LATE TENDERS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Value:
Published: 2023-12-18
Deadline:
2023-12-18
Re-opening of the Flexible Framework for the Provision of Care at Home for Adults and Older People
UK Glenrothes Fife Council

The Fife Health and Social Care Partnership (“the Partnership”/H&SCP) requires to commission a Care at Home Service from a variety of external care providers. Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership is committed to personalisation and outcome-based services for individuals of all ages and abilities and is seeking to appoint a range of partner organisations to deliver outcome focused support to young people, adults and older people with a range of identified support needs throughout Fife, under a flexible Framework agreement.Any partner organisations must be able to demonstrate experience and commitment to innovatively work with individuals within existing self-directed support policies and approaches. They must also evidence strong skills in working with families of individuals.Objectives for the Framework are to ensure that individuals have access to support that aspires to the highest level of quality and promotes the right of each individual to direct their own support. Key elements of success from desirable organisations include robust evidence of promoting and delivering:- personal preferences- fluctuating levels of required support- an organic service to reflect individual’s achievement of outcomes-continuity and consistency in provision of individual outcome focussed support- creative approaches that ensure outcomes aredeveloped which promote ordinary lives- innovative combinations of natural, paid andtechnological support- support that enables and supports approaches to riskThe Provider will provide practical and personal care over 24 hours a day and 365 days a year to the Supported Person living in their own home and will be in line with the service aims and objectives specified within this document.The purpose of the Service Specification is to set out the minimum standards required to ensure that a consistent quality of service is provided to all Supported Persons who are assessed by the Partnership as requiring a Care at Home Service.

Value: 17905031
Published: 2023-12-16
Deadline: 2024-01-19
17905031 2023-12-16 2024-01-19
Re-opening of the Flexible Framework for the Provision of Care at Home for Adults and Older People
UK Glenrothes Fife Council

The Fife Health and Social Care Partnership (“the Partnership”/H&SCP) requires to commission a Care at Home Service from a variety of external care providers. Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership is committed to personalisation and outcome-based services for individuals of all ages and abilities and is seeking to appoint a range of partner organisations to deliver outcome focused support to young people, adults and older people with a range of identified support needs throughout Fife, under a flexible Framework agreement.This Framework commenced on 1st June 2023, and is being re-opened to allow new Care at Home Providers to bid for a place on the Framework.

Value: 17905031
Published: 2023-12-15
Deadline: 2024-01-19
17905031 2023-12-15 2024-01-19
Collection and Recycling/Recovery or Disposal of Healthcare Domestic Waste [4504047]
UK Ballymena Business Services Organisation, Procurement and Logistics Service on behalf of Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland

In section I.2 it is stated that this is a joint procurement and contract award is by a central purchasing body. This framework agreement is not a joint contract, it is a central purchasing body framework agreement operated by Business Services Organisation, Procurement and Logistics Service on behalf of the participants listed in I.1. The contracting authority will identify the most economically advantageous tender(s) (MEAT) on the basis of Quality (Pass/Fail), Social Value 10% and Price 90% for each Section within each of the Lot(s), once full compliance has been demonstrated with all of the elements of the specification and any other requirements as listed in the tender documentation. This tender contains 3 Lots. Tenderers can bid for one, more than one or all Lots. Within each Lot, Tenderers can bid for one, more than one or all Sections. Tenderers who bid for more than one Section will have their bid per Section treated and evaluated as a separate bid as detailed within the Tender Evaluation Methodology and Marking Scheme SS20b (TEMMS). Each Section bid for must be bid for in its entirety otherwise the bid for that Section will fail and be rejected. Tenderers must submit a bid for all lines in the Section bid for, otherwise fail and elimination. It is the intention to make award of a place on the framework agreement to all tenderers where sufficient compliant bids are received for the applicable Lot(s). Estimated value ranges are as follows: -. Lot 1 - Section 1 - Belfast Health and Social Care Trust – 0 GBP to 15 743 000 GBP. Lot 1 - Section 2 - Northern Health and Social Care Trust – 0 GBP to 6 087 000 GBP. Lot 1 - Section 3 - South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust – 0 GBP to 6 192 000 GBP. Lot 1 - Section 4 - Southern Health and Social Care Trust – 0 GBP to 7 609 000 GBP. Lot 1 - Section 5 - Western Health and Social Care Trust – 0 GBP to 6 953 000 GBP . Lot 1 - Section 6 - Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service – 0 GBP to 236 000 GBP. Lot 1 - Section 7 - Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service – 0 GBP to 1 469 000 GBP. . Lot 2 - Section 1 - Belfast Health and Social Care Trust – 0 GBP to 1 338 000 GBP. Lot 2 - Section 2 - Northern Health and Social Care Trust – 0 GBP to 499 000 GBP. Lot 2 - Section 3 - South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust – 0 GBP to 840 000 GBP. Lot 2 - Section 4 - Southern Health and Social Care Trust – 0 GBP to 394 000 GBP. Lot 2 - Section 5 - Western Health and Social Care Trust – 0 GBP to 525 000 GBP. Lot 2 - Section 6 - Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service – 0 GBP to 144 000 GBP. . Lot 3 - Section 1 - Belfast Health and Social Care Trust – 0 GBP to 446 000 GBP. Lot 3 - Section 2 - Northern Health and Social Care Trust – 0 GBP to 2 100 000 GBP. Lot 3 - Section 3 - South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust – 0 GBP to 813 000 GBP. Lot 3 - Section 4 - Southern Health and Social Care Trust – 0 GBP to 813 000 GBP. Lot 3 - Section 5 - Western Health and Social Care Trust – 0 GBP to 2 977 000 GBP. . These ranges show the potential values which have been calculated on the basis of a 48 months Call Off Contract(s) and a maximum extension period(s) of up to and including 48 months, contingency for potential increase in usage, price increases and potential extension for procurement exercises.

Value:
Published: 2023-12-15
Deadline:
2023-12-15
NHSGGC- Community Link Workers - Thematic Posts
UK Glasgow NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

The Glasgow City Health and Social care Partnership is seeking dynamic organisations or partnerships of organisations to deliver a community led health and wellbeing programme that will be a key component of the Primary Care Improvement Plan and complement its strategic direction for health improvement. The posts will be thematic and work across the HSCP area.The contract allows for one core post per annum with additional posts added as required in line with external funding agreements.

Value: 232500
Published: 2023-12-14
Deadline: 2024-01-26
232500 2023-12-14 2024-01-26
Prior Information Notice - Wheelchair Approved Repairer Service
UK Ballymena Business Services Organisation, Procurement and Logistics Service

This is a Prior Information Notice (PIN) to inform the market that BSO, Procurement and Logistics Service (PaLS), intends to issue a tender for a Wheelchair Approved Repairer Service on behalf of our Northern Ireland Health and Social Care (HSC) clients. The estimated date of Publication of Contract Notice II.3) is 18 January 2024, it is anticipated the time limit for receipt of tenders will be 15 days after the Contract Notice has been sent in accordance with The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 27(4). The estimated date of Publication of Contract Notice II.3) is subject to change.

Value:
Published: 2023-12-13
Deadline:
2023-12-13
Facilities Services
UK Salford North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium

NWUPC https://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members APUC http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members HEPCW http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/about-us-2/ LUPC https://www.lupc.ac.uk/member-list NEUPC http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members SUPC https://www.supc.ac.uk/about-us/our-members/our-members CPC https://www.thecpc.ac.uk/members/ At some point during the life of the Framework Agreement the current members of the following may wish to utilise the Agreement and should have access at any point with the permission of NWUPC. This Agreement is not intended to replace any current Agreements that either participating or non-participating Institutions may already have in place. A list of the current members is available as follows: At some point during the life of the Framework Agreement the current members of the following may wish to utilise the Agreement and should have access at any point with the permission of NWUPC. This Agreement is not intended to replace any current Agreements that either participating or non-participating Institutions may already have in place. A list of the current members is available as follows: Central Government Departments, Local Government and Public Corporations that can be accessed at the Public Sector Classification Guide https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/nationalaccounts/uksectoraccounts/datasets/publicsectorclassificationguide https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations Local Authorities https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council https://www.local.gov.uk NDPBs https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations National Parks Authorities http://www.nationalparks.uk Police Forces in the United Kingdom http://www.police.uk/?view=force_sites https://www.police-information.co.uk/index.html http://www.scotland.police.uk Fire and Rescue Services in the United Kingdom https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/Fire-and-Rescue-Services NHS Bodies England https://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/nhstrustlisting.aspx Hospices in the UK https://www.hospiceuk.org/about-hospice-care/find-a-hospice Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) Third Sector and Charities in the United Kingdom https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission http://www.oscr.org.uk Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm www.cas.org.uk NI Public Bodies Northern Ireland Government Departments https://www.northernireland.gov.uk/topics/your-executive/government-departments https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/government-departments-in-northern-ireland Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/articles/list-public-bodies-which-ni-public-procurement-policy-applies Schools and Universities in Northern Ireland https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/ Health and Social care in Northern Ireland http://online.hscni.net Northern Ireland Housing Associations https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/housing-associations Police Service of Northern Ireland https://www.psni.police.uk

Value:
Published: 2023-12-08
Deadline:
2023-12-08
SLC - Care at Home and Housing Support Procured Services Arrangement
UK Hamilton South Lanarkshire Council

The contract will be delivered to Supported Persons residing within South Lanarkshire and who are supported by the Council and South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership (SLHSCP).The Services are predominantly personal care services that are provided with, and for, a Supported Person in their own home. In some less common situations, non-personal care and housing support services may also be required where there are specifically assessed needs.The Services are provided for Supported Persons who are assessed by the Council as needing support to maintain or regain their independence, safety, health and wellbeing. This may include Supported Persons who are returning home from hospital. It may also include Supported Persons who would require to be admitted to hospital or long-term care if support were not to be provided in the person’s home.The Council is responsible for providing and commissioning Services in South Lanarkshire. While the Services are predominantly provided to older people, the Services will also be commissioned for adults with needs arising from a learning disability, physical disability or other long-term health conditions, children and families and other vulnerable groups with care and support needs. Supported Persons receiving the Service may have a variety of care and support and health needs, including but not limited to:- Physical frailty- Sensory impairment- Dementia- Complex care needs- Vulnerability- End of Life and Palliative Care- Learning difficulties- Physical disabilities- Addiction issues- Mental health and cognitive impairment- Other long-term conditionsThe Services also provide essential support for unpaid carers, by providing support for the Supported Person.The Service Provider will work in partnership with all organisations involved in the health and care of Supported Persons with the focus of providing support to maintain or regain independence and promote human rights.

Value: 714300000
Published: 2023-11-26
Deadline: 2024-01-15
714300000 2023-11-26 2024-01-15
AA-348-23 Invitation to Submit a Business Case for the Provision of Primary Medical Services at Galston Medical Practice
UK Ayr NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Ayrshire and Arran Health Board (more commonly known as NHS Ayrshire and Arran) (“NHS Ayrshire and Arran”) (“the Health Board”) is seeking expressions of interest from any parties interested in providing primary medical services to patients in Galston, Newmilns, Darvel, Hurlford, Waterside, Moscow, Auchencloigh, Crookedholm and Priestland.This requirement has arisen due to a practice vacancy for providing Primary Medical Services located at 5A Henrietta Street, Galston to a list of approximately 6,143 patients.NHS Ayrshire and Arran wishes to select a new service provider with the capacity and capability to meet the needs of these patients by delivering high quality, patient-centred clinical services in a primary care setting, all in accordance with NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s requirements set out in the attached additional documents.The services will build on existing best practice and focus on a community and health and social care approach. The clinical services will be delivered in an environment that provides patient care of a standard consistent with that of similar services provided elsewhere within NHS Ayrshire and Arran.It will be important that Tenderers involved in the planning and/or delivery of existing schemes and services can demonstrate and evidence that they have sufficient capacity so as not to prejudice delivery of Primary Medical Services under any other contract a Tenderer may have with NHS Ayrshire and Arran or pre-existing schemes or the ability of NHS Ayrshire and Arran itself to deliver services.The successful Tenderer will be required to enter into a contract with NHS Ayrshire and Arran on the terms of the General Medical Services Contract (“GMS Contract”) the form of which is prescribed by The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts)(Scotland) Regulations 2018, as amended, or replaced from time to time. Performance by the successful Applicant under the terms of the GMS Contract will be subject to these Regulations available athttp://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2018/66/contents/made

Value:
Published: 2023-11-24
Deadline: 2023-12-22
2023-11-24 2023-12-22
SLC - Care at Home and Housing Support Procured Services Arrangement
UK Hamilton South Lanarkshire Council

South Lanarkshire Council is seeking to appoint Service Providers to a Procured Services Arrangement (PSA) for the provision of Care at Home and Housing Support Services commencing on 1st July 2024.The contract will be delivered to Supported Persons residing within South Lanarkshire and who are supported by the Council and South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership (SLHSCP).SLHSCP deliver adult social care services and all community health services for adults and children in the South Lanarkshire area. The services will support individuals to live in their own homes and to play an active part in their communities as much as they are able.The Self Directed Support (SDS) regulations offer Supported Persons a choice of provider to an extent not available through a Framework or a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) therefore the Council is utilising an innovative Procured Services Arrangement (PSA) under the Light Touch Rules contained in Regulation 74 - 76 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.The PSA will allow providers to be added over its 15 year term, this will facilitate the Supported Person's choice.

Value: 714300000
Published: 2023-11-24
Deadline: 2024-01-15
714300000 2023-11-24 2024-01-15
NHSGGC - Alternative Distress Response
UK Glasgow NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

The aim of this service is to support people, who do not require medical or specialist psychiatric assessment, through their period of distress and to support them to access appropriate services. The service will be available to adults over the age of 18, who at the time of their distress are currently within the geographical area of Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership.

Value: 1605000
Published: 2023-11-19
Deadline: 2023-12-18
1605000 2023-11-19 2023-12-18
Provision of a Carers Advice, Information and Support Service
UK Greenock Inverclyde Council

The Service is required to be local service user led and managed providing support to Carers (including Young Carers) living within the boundary of the local authority area including those with protected characteristics under the terms of the Equality Act 2010.The service to be provided will include (but not limited to):- Information and Advice;- Stress management therapies;- Promotion of wellbeing;- Providing access to social opportunities;- Facilitating Supportive peer Groups;- Counselling;- Facilitating access to Health and Social care support;- Supporting Carers through hospital discharge;- Facilitating and Accessing short breaks;- Financial Maximisation;- Training;- Completion of Adult Carer Support Plans;- Completion of Young carers Statements.Award Criteria:Quality criterion: Service Delivery / Weighting: 15Quality criterion: Carer Involvement / Weighting: 15Quality criterion: Quality Assurance / Weighting: 12.5Quality criterion: Workforce / Weighting: 10Quality criterion: Complaints Process/Procedure / Weighting: 2.5Quality criterion: Phase Out & Exit Strategy / Weighting: 2.5Quality criterion: Fair Work First / Weighting: 1.5Quality criterion: Social Value / Weighting: 1Price / Weighting: 40

Value: 1515000
Published: 2023-11-17
Deadline: 2023-12-15
1515000 2023-11-17 2023-12-15
NHS PiP - Non-Clinical Systems
UK Sheffield Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, trading as North of England NHS Commercial Procurement Collaborative ("NOE CPC")

NHS Northern Ireland (National Health Service for Northern Ireland) including but not limited to: Health and Social Care Trusts, Primary care Services GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, social care services and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services:<br/>http://www.hscni.net/<br/>Isle of Man (IoM) Government and associated IoM based public bodies, including all IoM Government Departments and Cabinet Office, including but not limited to: Department of Health & Social Care, as listed at:<br/>https://www.gov.im/about-the-government/departments<br/>Educational Establishments in England & Wales listed on the Department for Education’s Register EduBase (to be superseded by GIAS (Get Information about Schools) including establishments providing compulsory, higher and further education:<br/>https://www.get-information-schools.service.gov.uk<br/>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-academies-and-academy-projects-in-development<br/>Schools in England<br/>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-in-england<br/>Education Trusts<br/>https://www.gov.uk/types-of-school/academies<br/>Schools in Wales<br/>https://gov.wales/address-list-schools<br/>Further and Higher Education Recognised Institutions or listed bodies in the UK offering degree-level courses:<br/>https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/the-register/the-ofs-register/#/<br/>Schools in Scotland including primary, secondary and special schools:<br/>https://education.gov.scot/parentzone/<br/>Educational Establishments in Scotland:<br/>http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/ScotXed/SchoolEducation/SchoolEstablishmentsSchools and Educational Establishments in Northern Ireland:<br/>https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/services/schools-plus<br/>Higher Education Universities and Colleges in Northern Ireland:<br/>https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/universities-and-colleges-northern-ireland<br/>UK Police Forces in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales including National Special Police Forces.<br/>https://www.police.uk/forces/<br/>England Fire and Rescue Services<br/>https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/Fire-and-Rescue-Services<br/>Scottish Fire & Rescue Services<br/>http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-area.aspx<br/>Welsh Fire & Rescue Services<br/>https://gov.wales/fire-rescue<br/>Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service<br/>https://www.nifrs.org/<br/>UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency<br/>https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/maritime-and-coastguard-agency/about/access-and-opening<br/>Registered charities in England and Wales:<br/>https://www.gov.uk/find-charity-information<br/>Registered charities in Scotland:<br/>http://www.oscr.org.uk/charities<br/>Registered charities in Northern Ireland:<br/>http://www.charitycommissionni.org.uk/charity-search/<br/>Ministry of Defence (MOD):<br/>https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence<br/>Royal Navy - https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/<br/>British Army - http://www.army.mod.uk/<br/>Royal Air Force - https://www.raf.mod.uk/<br/>Registered social landlords: government funded not-for-profit organisations that provide affordable housing. They include housing associations, trusts and cooperatives.<br/>England<br/>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/current-registered-providers-of-social-housing<br/>Scotland<br/>http://directory.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/pages/default.aspx<br/>Wales<br/>http://gov.wales/topics/housing-and-regeneration/publications/registered-social-landlords-in-wales/?lang=en<br/>Northern Ireland<br/>https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/housing-associations<br/>Any other public sector and government organisations, including, but not limited to, those listed at; Departments, agencies and public bodies<br/>https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

Value:
Published: 2023-11-15
Deadline:
2023-11-15
Cleaning Solutions
UK Salford North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium

At some point during the life of the Framework Agreement the current members of the following may wish to utilise the Agreement and should have access at any point with the permission of NWUPC. This Agreement is not intended to replace any current Agreements that either participating or non-participating Institutions may already have in place. A list of the current members is available as follows: Central Government Departments, Local Government and Public Corporations that can be accessed at the Public Sector Classification Guide https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/nationalaccounts/uksectoraccounts/datasets/publicsectorclassificationguide https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations Local Authorities https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council https://www.local.gov.uk NDPBs https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations National Parks Authorities http://www.nationalparks.uk Police Forces in the United Kingdom http://www.police.uk/?view=force_sites https://www.police-information.co.uk/index.html http://www.scotland.police.uk Fire and Rescue Services in the United Kingdom https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/Fire-and-Rescue-Services NHS Bodies England https://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/nhstrustlisting.aspx Hospices in the UK https://www.hospiceuk.org/about-hospice-care/find-a-hospice Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) Third Sector and Charities in the United Kingdom https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission http://www.oscr.org.uk Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm www.cas.org.uk NI Public Bodies Northern Ireland Government Departments https://www.northernireland.gov.uk/topics/your-executive/government-departments https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/government-departments-in-northern-ireland Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/articles/list-public-bodies-which-ni-public-procurement-policy-applies Schools and Universities in Northern Ireland https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/ Health and Social care in Northern Ireland http://online.hscni.net Northern Ireland Housing Associations https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/housing-associations Police Service of Northern Ireland https://www.psni.police.uk

Value:
Published: 2023-11-15
Deadline:
2023-11-15
Provision of a Carers Advice, Information and Support Service
UK Greenock Inverclyde Council

Inverclyde Council operating through a Health and Social Care Partnership has a statutory obligation to provide an advice, information and support service to Carers in Inverclyde under the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 & Scotland’s Carers Charter published in 2018.

Value: 1515000
Published: 2023-11-15
Deadline: 2023-12-15
1515000 2023-11-15 2023-12-15
CP2296-22 Statutory Social Care and Health (NHS) Complaints Advocacy Service for Adults and Children in Devon and Torbay
UK Exeter Devon County Council

This Lot contract covers the provision of statutory advocacy services for adults in receipt of social care support who meet the eligibility criteria for such advocacy, and who require NHS Complaints Advocacy support when interacting with the NHS Devon part of the health and social care system.The Service Provider who holds this Lot contract will be required to supply advocacy based on the requirements of the following legislation:- The Care Act 2014- The Mental Capacity Act 2005- The Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended in 2007)- NHS Complaints Advocacy as required under The Health and Social Care Act 2012

Value:
Published: 2023-11-15
Deadline: 2023-12-15
2023-11-15 2023-12-15
NHS Lothian Murieston Medical Practice
UK Edinburgh NHS Lothian

Lothian Health Board (more commonly known as NHS Lothian) (“NHS Lothian”) placed an advertisement on the Public Contracts Scotland website for a Route 3 Procurement on 10 November 2023 seeking expressions of interest from any parties interested in providing primary medical services to patients in the Murieston area of Livingston.This requirement has arisen as the current single-handed GP has given notice of his intention to retire from providing primary medical services from Murieston Medical Practice, 5 Hamilton Square, Livingston, EH54 9JZ to a list of 6,765 patients. NHS Lothian wishes to select a new service provider with the capacity and capability to meet the needs of these patients by delivering high quality, patient-centred clinical services in a primary care setting, all in accordance with NHS Lothian’s requirements set out in Appendix 1 (“Requirement”). The services will build on existing best practice, and focus on a community and health and social care approach. The clinical services will be delivered in an environment that provides patient care of a standard consistent with that of similar services provided elsewhere within NHS Lothian.It will be important that Applicants involved in the planning and/or delivery of existing schemes and services can demonstrate that they have sufficient capacity so as not to prejudice delivery of primary medical services under any other contract an Applicant may have with NHS Lothian or pre-existing schemes or the ability of NHS Lothian itself to deliver services.The successful Applicant will be required to enter into a contract with NHS Lothian on the terms of the General Medical Services Contract (“GMS Contract”) the form of which is prescribed by The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Scotland) Regulations 2018, as amended, or replaced from time to time. Performance by the successful Applicant under the terms of the GMS Contract will be subject to these Regulations available at www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2018/66/contents

Value: 5440000
Published: 2023-11-11
Deadline: 2023-12-11
5440000 2023-11-11 2023-12-11
NHS Lothian Murieston Medical Practice
UK Edinburgh NHS Lothian

Lothian Health Board (more commonly known as NHS Lothian) (“NHS Lothian”) placed an advertisement on the Public Contracts Scotland website for a Route 3 Procurement on 10 November 2023 seeking expressions of interest from any parties interested in providing primary medical services to patients in the Murieston area of Livingston.This requirement has arisen as the current single-handed GP has given notice of his intention to retire from providing primary medical services from Murieston Medical Practice, 5 Hamilton Square, Livingston, EH54 9JZ to a list of 6,765 patients. NHS Lothian wishes to select a new service provider with the capacity and capability to meet the needs of these patients by delivering high quality, patient-centred clinical services in a primary care setting, all in accordance with NHS Lothian’s requirements set out in Appendix 1 (“Requirement”). The services will build on existing best practice, and focus on a community and health and social care approach. The clinical services will be delivered in an environment that provides patient care of a standard consistent with that of similar services provided elsewhere within NHS Lothian.It will be important that Applicants involved in the planning and/or delivery of existing schemes and services can demonstrate that they have sufficient capacity so as not to prejudice delivery of primary medical services under any other contract an Applicant may have with NHS Lothian or pre-existing schemes or the ability of NHS Lothian itself to deliver services.The successful Applicant will be required to enter into a contract with NHS Lothian on the terms of the General Medical Services Contract (“GMS Contract”) the form of which is prescribed by The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Scotland) Regulations 2018, as amended, or replaced from time to time. Performance by the successful Applicant under the terms of the GMS Contract will be subject to these Regulations available at www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2018/66/contents

Value: 5440000
Published: 2023-11-10
Deadline: 2023-12-11
5440000 2023-11-10 2023-12-11
Provision of a Call Monitoring and Alarm Receiving Centre to Respond to Community Alarm and Telecare Activations
UK Irvine North Ayrshire Council

Commencing 1st May 2024, North Ayrshire Council (“NAC”) requires a supplier to manage all call monitoring and call receiving in response to community alarm activations from vulnerable service users in the community, and to respond appropriately to those calls.The Health and Social Care Partnership (“HSCP”) has approximately 4,500 service users with community alarms installed in their homes, and each service user is also likely to have a number of additional peripheral technologies (e.g. fall detectors, smoke alarms etc). It is anticipated that there will be approximately 22000 - 24000 foreground alarm activations each month.The contract will be awarded using NACs standard conditions of contract for services.

Value: 1176000
Published: 2023-11-03
Deadline: 2023-12-15
1176000 2023-11-03 2023-12-15
C002062 Care In a Digital Age
UK EDINBURGH NHS Education for Scotland

The tender is for the creation of content and build of a Scotland-led Health and Social Care SCQF Level 8 microcredential online course to upskill Scotland’s health, housing and social care workforce with the essential skills of delivering care in a digital age to support citizens to manage their health, care and wellbeing.This tender specification is for the creation of content and build of an online course including interactive elements and creating the two exit routes:An end of course digital completion certificate with no accreditation.Futureproofing content for an optional online assessment for accreditation.

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Published: 2023-11-03
Deadline: 2023-11-24
2023-11-03 2023-11-24
The Provision of Community Based Mental Health Services incorporating Distress Brief Interventions Services Level 2
UK Paisley Renfrewshire Council

To meet the strategic and operational aims of national and local mental health strategies Renfrewshire Council on behalf of the Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership are tendering for a provider to deliver the provision of Community Based Mental Health Services incorporating Distress Brief Interventions Services Level 2 (the Service).

Value: 1556000
Published: 2023-11-03
Deadline: 2023-12-04
1556000 2023-11-03 2023-12-04
Flexible Framework for Provision of Care at Home Services for Adults and Older People
UK Greenock Inverclyde Council

This procurement exercise is to establish a ‘Flexible Framework Agreement’ in accordance with Regulations 74-76 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (further referred to as 'Flexible Framework (FF)') for the provision of Care at Home Services for Adults and Older People.The FF allows for New Entrants to be admitted, as Providers, after it has been established. Following award, successful Providers will also be able to amend locations to their service offering in accordance with the terms of the FF.Inverclyde Council (the Council) is seeking to appoint Providers on to a FF for the provision of Care at Home Services which will be delivered to Supported Persons residing within Inverclyde and who are clients of the Council acting on behalf of Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP). Providers will only be commissioned in accordance with their level of experience, training, adopted management actions, supervision, working practice and their level of Care Inspectorate grades.The value provided in II.1.5 is an ESTIMATE only for the total period of the FF of 4 years, with an option to extend a further 1 year.

Value: 10550000
Published: 2023-10-31
Deadline: 2023-12-01
10550000 2023-10-31 2023-12-01
Gender Dysphoria Service for Adults (Non-Surgical) - Cheshire and Merseyside - NHS England
UK LONDON NHS England

NHS England (NHSE) is seeking to commission specialised healthcare interventions (non-surgical) within a primary care setting that is appropriate to service the population in Cheshire and Merseyside, for adults on the NHS pathway of care for the treatment of gender dysphoria. Providers who have the capability and capacity to deliver the service requirements are invited to take part in a procurement process that will result in a single contract being let. The two-stage process will first test provider capability and capacity, then shortlisted providers will be invited to submit substantive service delivery proposals.The successful provider will utilise a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, and the service will be delivered in compliance with NHSE's published service specification, from a primary care setting in the Cheshire and Merseyside area. The service will provide assessment of individuals for the purpose of diagnosis and will provide (or arrange access to) healthcare interventions for those who receive a diagnosis of gender dysphoria as described in the service specification. The contract is currently expected to commence in April 2024, though this is subject to mobilisation timings and therefore this date may be delayed (at the commissioner's sole discretion).The contract term will be 5 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years (at commissioner discretion). The maximum contract value is £1,500,000 per annum, plus up to £100,000 to cover mobilisation costs (if required, and at the commissioner's sole discretion). Therefore, the maximum total contract value over the life of the contract (including extension options and mobilisation funding), is £10,600,000. The commissioner reserves the right to add related service elements and funding during the contract if they deem it to be necessary.The objectives of the service are: • provide a high-quality, timely and sustainable service for adults who are registered with a GP in Cheshire and Merseyside and who have gender dysphoria; and promote respect, dignity, and equality for all individuals. • an integrated approach that supports the wider system in delivering an individual's overall health and social care needs.• provide a service with a visible profile, with at least one physical location where individuals feel safe, supported, and welcomed. • provide a service with robust clinical and operational governance structures, systems and frameworks. • establishment of a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals, with a named clinical lead, who either have experience or are interested in developing competencies and expertise in the care of individuals with gender dysphoria. • engagement with and inclusion of service users in the co-design and ongoing development and delivery of the service. •establishment and development of meaningful collaborative relationships with local statutory services to meet the needs of the population.• exploitation of digital technology to facilitate patient access and enhance the patient experience.Interested providers will be able to view this opportunity via the 'current tenders' list on the e-procurement system, Atamis, available on the following link: https://health-family.force.com/s/WelcomeIf you are not already registered on the system, you will need to do so before you can fully access the opportunity. On registration, please include at least two contacts to allow for access to the system in times of absence.The procurement process will consist of two stages: Stage 1: The aim of this shortlisting stage is predominantly to test the capability and capacity of potential Providers and to identify whether there is more than one capable provider.Stage 2 will either be: (a) a competitive process (if more than one capable provider is identified at Stage 1), which may involve dialogue and will involve assessm

Value: 10600000
Published: 2023-10-29
Deadline: 2023-11-27
10600000 2023-10-29 2023-11-27
Housing Related Support Services
UK Morden London Borough of Merton

The London Borough of Merton (“the Council”) is inviting tenders to provide Housing Related Support to residents in the Borough.The objective of this contract is to provide Housing Related Support for homeless people from an established supported housing scheme, who are at risk of homelessness and aged between16 – 25 year olds.The service will:— maximise the ability of service users with mental health and other complex needs, including substance misuse issues to live independently within the community,— ensure effective coordination between health and community support agencies in delivering a comprehensive support framework for service users,— enable service users to identify and make appropriate health, safety and lifestyle choices to maximise their well-being,— support service users to develop their independent living skills to maintain independence in their homes and reduce the risk of breakdown of tenancy and homelessness.

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Published: 2023-10-29
Deadline: 2023-11-28
2023-10-29 2023-11-28
Pre-Tender Market Engagement - Provision of Advocacy Support for Children in Care and Care Experienced Young People of Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland
UK Armagh Procurement and Logistics Service

This PIN is intended to inform the market that the Strategic Planning and Performance Group (SPPG) of the Department of Health Northern Ireland are proposing to tender for Advocacy Support for Children in Care and Care Experienced Young People of Health and Social Care Trusts, and therefore, wish to carry out pre-tender market engagement with interested Providers. In the interests of transparency and equal treatment this paper-based approach is being used i.e. Market Engagement Briefing Paper and Questionnaire. The Market Engagement Briefing Paper and Appendix 1 – Market Engagement Questionnaire, will be available on eTendersNI (https://etendersni.gov.uk) under resource ID/CfT: 4964957. Please ensure you are registered with eTendersNI under CPV Code 85000000. Your response to this Pre-Tender Market Engagement Paper must be completed in ‘Appendix 1 – Market Engagement Questionnaire’ and submitted as an attachment via the eTendersNI secure messaging area under resource ID/CfT: 4964957. The deadline for submission is Monday 27th November 2023 at 15:00. It is envisaged that this tender will be advertised in 2024. Participation or not in this Engagement Process will not impact on future opportunities to tender. Replying to this engagement process does not oblige you to submit a tender, and not replying to this engagement process does not exclude from you from submitting a tender. This tender will be published on the etendersni.gov.uk website and all tender documentation including the service specification will be made available via the https://etendersni.gov.uk/ website at that time. Potential Tenderers should register on this website to ensure they have access to tender documentation when the tender is published. Note: In Section II.3 ‘Estimated date of publication of contract notice’ is estimated and is subject to change.

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Published: 2023-10-27
Deadline:
2023-10-27
Provision of Dual Diagnosis Service For NHS Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Commissioning Board
UK Norwich NHS Norfolk & Waveney Integrated Care Board

To Register your Interest in this opportunity please use the link below and published ProJet reference: https://health-family.force.com/s/Welcome. Project Reference C218912<br/><br/>Service Description<br/><br/>The Dual Diagnosis service in Waveney supports people who have mental health issues with co-occurring drug or alcohol addiction.<br/><br/>The service works to stabilise people so that they are enabled to engage with services that meet their primary needs.<br/><br/>The service aims to provide an accessible community-based service for people with severe mental illness and co-occurring drug or alcohol addiction in Waveney.<br/><br/>Objectives:<br/><br/>• Proactively engage with under-served adult groups in Waveney that might not ordinarily access services to support their dual diagnosis.<br/>• Raise awareness of the challenges dual diagnosis can create and support mental health and substance misuse services to co-work individuals ensuring they do not fall between services.<br/>• To actively support people to engage with services to receive appropriate treatment, including mental health services, substance misuse services, physical health, and social care<br/>• Enable easy access for the client group to the service by drop-in and outreach sessions.<br/>• Work collaboratively with Mental Health and Substance Misuse Services in the Waveney area to contribute towards the development of dual diagnosis care pathways.<br/>• To work with those at risk of losing their accommodation due to their dual diagnosis presentation and ensure robust support plans are in place that will assist in maintaining a tenancy or social care placement.<br/>• To actively support people to engage with mental health services and substance misuse services and encourage them to receive appropriate treatment.<br/>Work with system partners to ensure the biopsychosocial needs of the person are supported.<br/>• To ensure that partnership working incorporates joint digital systems to facilitate two-way communications where possible.<br/>• To work with services in the UEC Pathway to accurately assess a person's need<br/><br/>The procurement will be for a period of 5 years plus the option to extend for up to an additional 2 years.<br/><br/>The annual contract value is £123,000 with a total maximum contract value of £861,000.

Value: 861000
Published: 2023-10-27
Deadline: 2023-11-24
861000 2023-10-27 2023-11-24
Primary Care Talking Therapies for Belfast Health and Social Care Trust - Reopening October 2023 [4979018]
UK Armagh Procurement and Logistics Service

Primary Care Talking Therapies for Belfast Health and Social Care Trust - Reopening October 2023. *PROVIDERS CURRENTLY AWARDED TO DFA 3078797, DFA 3178204, DFA 3833460 AND/OR DFA 4306500 SHOULD NOT RESPOND TO THIS OPPORTUNITY. IT IS FOR NEW ENTRANTS/PROVIDERS ONLY.*

Value:
Published: 2023-10-24
Deadline: 2023-11-22
2023-10-24 2023-11-22
Stigma Free Lanarkshire Programme
UK Bothwell NHS Lanarkshire

1.1. NHS Lanarkshire Health Board, a statutory body constituted pursuant to the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (“the Board”), wishes to procure a Stigma Free Lanarkshire service. The successful bidder will work to influence change in attitudes and behaviours within health and social care to end mental health stigma and discrimination in Lanarkshire.

Value: 450000
Published: 2023-10-23
Deadline: 2023-11-13
450000 2023-10-23 2023-11-13
Development of the North Wales Regional Partnership Board 10 Year Strategic Capital Plan Phase 2.
UK Ruthin Denbighshire County Council

Consultancy support with the implementation of the Health and Social Care Integration and Rebalancing Capital Fund (IRCF) programme in North Wales.

Value: 245000
Published: 2023-10-23
Deadline: 2023-11-22
245000 2023-10-23 2023-11-22
Removal and Storage Service for the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust [4637524]
UK Belfast Procurement and Logistics Service

Removal and Storage Service for the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

Value: 1500000
Published: 2023-10-22
Deadline: 2023-11-24
1500000 2023-10-22 2023-11-24
22-304 Healthwatch Rotherham
UK ROTHERHAM Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) is inviting bids from such suitable organisations (as described below) with the capability and capacity to provide a Local Healthwatch Service from 1st April 2024.The Health and Social Care Act 2012 sets down a statutory requirement for the provision of a Healthwatch function to act as the consumer champion for people using publicly-funded health and social care services.It is anticipated that the contract will commence on 01/04/2024 and will run for an initial period of 3 years making the expiry date 31/03/2027. The contract will have an option to extend by a further 1 year at the sole discretion of the Council and subject to the continued statutory requirement and funding making the latest possible expiry date 31/03/2028.The successful provider will be allocated the full budget of £161,262 per annum available for this service. The budget is fixed and firm for the full duration of the contract including the extension term. The initial contract value equates to £483,786. The total contract value including the additional one-year extension equates to £645,048.The incumbent supplier of this service considers that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 as amended by the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 apply to this contract.Local Healthwatch must be provided by an organisation which is a social enterprise as defined by legislation:Regardless of the legal structure of the organisation, it can only be a social enterprise if a person might reasonably consider that it acts for the benefit of the community in England.Certain political activities are also prevented, by legislation, from falling within this definition.The organisation must fall into one of the following three categories:1. Companies limited by guarantee and registered as a charity2. Community Interest Companies (CIC)3. Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO)Or have a constitution which:Ensures that over 50% of its distributable profits in each financial year will be used for Healthwatch activities. Contains a statement or condition that the local Healthwatch is carrying out its activities for the benefit of the community in England. Contains specified provisions relating to the distribution of assets in the event of the body being dissolved or wound up.The Council is committed to a performance and evidence-based approach to Social Value and has partnered with the Social Value Portal (SVP) to assist in the delivery of this. Based on the National TOMs (Themes, Outcomes and Measures) developed by the Social Value Portal, bidders are required to propose credible commitments against which performance (for the successful bidder) will be monitored.

Value: 645048
Published: 2023-10-22
Deadline: 2023-11-20
645048 2023-10-22 2023-11-20
AA-300-23 Invitation to Submit a Business Care for the Provision of Primary Medical Services at Galston Medical Practice
UK Ayr NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Ayrshire and Arran Health Board (more commonly known as NHS Ayrshire and Arran) (“NHS Ayrshire and Arran”) (“the Health Board”) is seeking expressions of interest from any parties interested in providing primary medical services to patients in Galston, Newmilns, Darvel, Hurlford, Waterside, Moscow, Auchencloigh, Crookedholm and Priestland.This requirement has arisen due to a practice vacancy for providing Primary Medical Services located at 5A Henrietta Street, Galston to a list of approximately 6,143 patients.NHS Ayrshire and Arran wishes to select a new service provider with the capacity and capability to meet the needs of these patients by delivering high quality, patient-centred clinical services in a primary care setting, all in accordance with NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s requirements set out in the attached additional documents.The services will build on existing best practice and focus on a community and health and social care approach. The clinical services will be delivered in an environment that provides patient care of a standard consistent with that of similar services provided elsewhere within NHS Ayrshire and Arran.It will be important that Tenderers involved in the planning and/or delivery of existing schemes and services can demonstrate that they have sufficient capacity so as not to prejudice delivery of Primary Medical Services under any other contract a Tenderer may have with NHS Ayrshire and Arran or pre-existing schemes or the ability of NHS Ayrshire and Arran itself to deliver services.The successful Tenderer will be required to enter into a contract with NHS Ayrshire and Arran on the terms of the General Medical Services Contract (“GMS Contract”) the form of which is prescribed by The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Scotland) Regulations 2018, as amended, or replaced from time to time. Performance by the successful Applicant under the terms of the GMS Contract will be subject to these Regulations available athttp://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2018/66/contents/made

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Published: 2023-10-20
Deadline: 2023-11-17
2023-10-20 2023-11-17
Removal and Storage Service for the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust [4637524]
UK Belfast Procurement and Logistics Service

Value:
Published: 2023-10-20
Deadline:
2023-10-20
Support to Live at Home Services - Lead Provider - Woodspring
UK Weston-super-Mare North Somerset Council

North Somerset Council would like to invite you to tender for the Support to Live at Home (STLAH) Lead Provider service for the provision of Domiciliary Care in the Woodspring area – (please see ITT volume 1 for map).In partnership with the Integrated Care Board (ICB), the Council is committed to commissioning high-quality personalised care and support services for people who are assessed as needing support to remain living in their own homes. We want to work with proactive and responsive providers who are focussed on supporting the local health and social care system to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions, facilitate timely discharges, delay the need for care home placements and develop innovative local services.Please see advert on Supplying the South West.org.uk for full information and instructions.https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=aedfcbc4-2468-ee11-8124-005056b64545&p=696a9836-1895-e511-8105-000c29c9ba21

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Published: 2023-10-13
Deadline: 2023-11-17
2023-10-13 2023-11-17
Healthwatch Gloucestershire
UK Gloucester Gloucestershire County Council

Gloucestershire County Council has a statutory duty under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to commission a local Healthwatch to perform functions that enable local voices to influence and improve health and social care services.The Health and Social Care landscape has changed significantly since Healthwatch Gloucestershire first opened its doors in April 2013 and our ageing population means that more of us than ever are using these services. As the pace of change is growing, we need to find new and better ways of building on the support that people can find amongst their families, friends and communities, making better use of technology to help people remain independent and well for longer.Commissioned Healthwatch services have three roles to deliver for the effective health and social care of adults and young people in the county they represent:- a champion for improving health and social care- a watchdog and effective consumer voice to highlight issues- signposting to information and advice to help people make choices about health and care services.

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Published: 2023-10-13
Deadline: 2023-11-23
2023-10-13 2023-11-23
Advocacy Service
UK Sale Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Rochdale Borough Council (“the Council”) commissions a range of advocacy provision to support the health and social care needs of the local population through a central advocacy hub which provides a single point of access bringing together independent advocacy casework functions both statutory and non-statutory

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Published: 2023-10-13
Deadline: 2023-11-10
2023-10-13 2023-11-10
Buckinghamshire Accommodation Based Housing Support Service - Bearbrook Place, Aylesbury
UK Aylesbury Buckinghamshire Council

Buckinghamshire Council is seeking to commission with an experienced and qualified provider for the co-ordination and delivery of a Buckinghamshire Accommodation Based Housing Support Service in Aylesbury. The Service will be delivered from a 36-bed hostel, Bearbrook Place, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8RN for vulnerable single Buckinghamshire residents between the ages of 16 to 55 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Over a time limited period, the aim is to provide a supportive, person centred and empowering service to enable Service Users to gain the skills and support required to live independently, move-on to long-term housing solutions and sustain tenancies. The successful provider will be expected to work in partnership with health and social care services and the voluntary and community sector to promote personal independence, improved health and wellbeing and to prevent homelessness and reduce factors leading to repeated homelessness.

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Published: 2023-10-11
Deadline: 2023-11-10
2023-10-11 2023-11-10
SSD 23 10 - Derbyshire Framework for Specialist Residential Care and Nursing Homes (under 65 years)
UK Matlock Derbyshire County Council

Derbyshire County Council Adult Health and Social Care are establishing a Framework for the procurement of Specialist Residential Care and Nursing Home Placements (under 65 years).This Framework will replace the existing contracting arrangements for all new specialist residential care / nursing home placements from April 2024 (proposed date). This includes Emergency Placements and Respite Care.IMPORTANT - POST APRIL 2024 - IF YOU ARE NOT ON THIS FRAMEWORK THEN NO PLACEMENTS CAN BE MADE BY DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCILWe would primarily welcome interest from Providers operating in the County of Derbyshire, as well as Derby City, Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, Leicestershire, Leicester, Nottinghamshire, Nottingham, Stockport, Tameside, Oldham, Kirklees, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Cheshire East. However, the Framework will be open to all providers across the United Kingdom.The Framework will be applicable to the following client groups:• Mental Health• Learning Disabilities• Autism Spectrum Condition• Physical Disabilities• Sensory Impairment• Acquired Brain Injury• Those with unpredictable levels of behaviour that challenges servicesThis Framework is not relevant to care home providers with only services for people over 65 years of age.To access the tender click the Apply Online button below or to go to East Mids Tenders.Select View Opportunities which takes you to Current opportunities. From here select Find opportunities to search. Make sure you select the East Mids Tender portal to search and use the keyword SSD 23 10

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Published: 2023-10-10
Deadline: 2023-11-20
2023-10-10 2023-11-20
Social Care Recruitment Web Portal
UK Oxford Oxfordshire County Council

Oxfordshire County Council, funded by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), is seeking to create an online portal for Social Care providers in the Southeast (SE) region.The main goal of this project is for the selected Supplier to develop a platform that addresses the specific challenges and needs of social care providers around International Recruitment.The successful Supplier will develop an operate this new Social Care Portal within the budget limit that has been set.The budget available for this solution is finite and tenderer's solutions for provision of the portal, along with the support and maintenance must be within the budget that has been set.Tenderers should note the pricing threshold of £275,000 exclusive of VAT.The Council is only seeking responses from Tenderers who have a Commercially Off The Shelf (COTS) solution. Such a solution must be available at the time their submission is made.The Council expects to award this contract prior to the Christmas break, the successful Supplier is expected to configure the solution in January 2024 and to then operate the solution for a minimum period of 2 months ending 31st March 2024.Whilst the Contract Term has only a short duration the Council expects that Tenderer's will wish to provide a solution which is capable of operation beyond the Term of this contract under terms that they will agree with users of the system

Value: 275000
Published: 2023-10-10
Deadline: 2023-11-10
275000 2023-10-10 2023-11-10
Pre Tender Market Engagement for the Provision of Engineering Inspections
UK Ballymena Procurement and Logistics Service

This Prior Information Notice is being published by Business Services Organisation (BSO) Procurement and Logistics Service (PaLS) for the purposes of informing and engaging with potential service providers regarding the upcoming public competition for the provision of Engineering Inspections within Health and Social Care Northern Ireland (HSCNI). The Business Services Organisation (BSO) Procurement and Logistics Service (PaLS) wish to engage with potential suppliers on behalf of Health and Social Care for Northern Ireland to obtain a view of the market’s current practices in the following areas: • The provision of Engineering Inspections in Health and Social Care facilities and service users homes. • The introduction of mandatory scored Social Value criteria • Current practices in regard to ethical procurement, human rights and modern slavery • Current cybersecurity arrangements

Value: 7000000
Published: 2023-10-08
Deadline: 2023-10-31
7000000 2023-10-08 2023-10-31
Agency Workers - Non-medical (3059470)
UK Belfast Procurement and Logistics Service

Supply of non-medical Agency Workers (Excluding Nurses and Healthcare Support Workers) to Health and Social Care Trusts and other Healthcare organisations in Northern Ireland.

Value: 420000000
Published: 2023-10-06
Deadline: 2023-11-08
420000000 2023-10-06 2023-11-08
Childrens Continuing Care Framework
UK Jobswell Road NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership-Procurement Services (hosted by Velindre University NHS Trust)

The Children’s Continuing Care Service (“CCCS”) has been developed to strengthen core children’s continuing care provision across the three counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire (Hywel Dda health community).In order to support the provision of direct patient care to children and young people, the multi-agency Complex Needs panels in each county will scrutinise applications and make the recommendation to commission the provision of direct client care by the partner organisations.Direct client care will be commissioned for two (2) categories of client need. The categories are not mutually exclusive but acknowledge that there is often a predominant need:- Children and young people with complex medical/physical health needs (where these needs are predominant)- Children and young people with additional needs e.g., learning disability, behaviors that challenge /ASD, Mental Health (where these needs are predominant)Within each of the two categories of client need described above, there will be two levels of care that can be commissioned which may be delivered in the home, education or social care setting:- Basic care – this would include a range of basic health and social care tasks and it is anticipated that all children and young people for whom the service is being commissioned would require this aspect of care.- Enhanced care - this would include additional specialist health and social care tasks, in addition to the basic care needs of the child/young person.The service provided by the Hywel Dda University Health Board will undertake the clinical assessment, monitoring and supervision of the health care package, as well as train and assess the competency of care provider staff.The delivery of Continuing Care packages requires strong partnership working between agencies, professionals, families/carers and the child/young person in order to meet the holistic need.

Value: 2655604
Published: 2023-10-02
Deadline: 2023-11-06
2655604 2023-10-02 2023-11-06
Flexible Framework for the Provision of Supported Living for Adults and Older People
UK Glenrothes Fife Council

Fife Health and Social Care Partnership (“the Partnership”) requires to commission a Supported Living Service (both personal care and non-personal i.e., Housing Support Services) from a variety of external service providers. It is recognised that in some circumstances the Partnership may wish to commission a service that comprises of Housing Support only. On that basis this Contract is open to Providers who do not have dual registration for Care and Support and Housing Support, however it is the preference that Providers will have dual registration.Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership is committed to personalisation and outcome-based services for individuals of all ages and abilities and is seeking to appoint a range of partner organisations to deliver outcome focused support to adults, ranging from 16 years old upwards with a range of identified support needs throughout Fife, under a Framework agreement.Any partner organisations must be able to demonstrate experience and commitment to working innovatively with individuals with the Framework of self-directed support and have sound experience and practice in maximising the benefits of individual budgets. They must also evidence strong skills in forming and maintaining relationships with families of individuals.Objectives for the Framework are to ensure that individuals have access to support that aspires to the highest level of quality and promotes the right of each individual to have as much choice and control as possible. Key elements of success from desirable organisations include robust evidence of promoting and delivering:- personal preferences.-fluctuating levels of required support.- continuity and consistency in provision of individual outcome focussed support.- innovative approach which takes into account the potential to link with informal networks of support, community resources as well as embracing the use of assistive technology i.e., Just Checking to improve outcomes for the supported person.- Supporting positive risk taking.The Provider will provide practical and personal care over 24 hours a day and 365 days a year to the Supported Person living in their own home and will be in line with the service aims and objectives specified within the specification.

Value: 21200000
Published: 2023-10-01
Deadline: 2023-11-02
21200000 2023-10-01 2023-11-02
Clinical Digital Health Solutions (CDHS) Framework
UK London Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

The scope of this single lot framework agreement includes but is not limited to all<br/>clinical digital solutions & any associated hardware or software.<br/>The framework will be divided into solutions covering the following areas, the<br/>Patient administration system solutions –incl but not limited to: Standalone PAS<br/>solutions and system integrations/portals to support organisations either not ready<br/>for full EPR functionality or those that want to keep their PAS separate from their<br/>clinical wrap<br/>Electronic health and care record solutions –incl but not limited to: A<br/>comprehensive range of both enterprise and best of breed EPR system solutions<br/>and system integrations/portals across Acute, Community, Mental Health and<br/>Ambulance care settings<br/>Pathology system solutions -incl but not limited to: Core Laboratory Information<br/>Management Systems (LIMS) solutions, Integrated Blood Science Service<br/>Systems (includes Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology and Immunology), Blood<br/>Transfusion Systems, Blood Bank Systems, Genomics LIMS Systems and system<br/>integration/portals<br/>Radiology system solutions -incl but not limited to: Picture Archiving and<br/>Communication System (PACS) solutions, Radiology Information System (RIS) solutions, Vendor Neutral Imaging Archive (VNIA) solutions and radiology system<br/>integration/portals<br/>Pharmacy system solutions -incl but not limited to: Pharmacy Dispensing Systems,<br/>Electronics Prescribing Medicines Administration (EPMA) solutions, Ward based<br/>automation and kiosks, pharmacy workflow management, discharge planning and<br/>pharmacy system integration/portals<br/>Patient support system solutions -incl but not limited to: Patient tracking and bed<br/>management systems, Personal Health Record (PHR), system integrations/portals<br/>and associated wearables and home devices<br/>Specialist clinical system solutions -incl but not limited to: All specialist clinical<br/>systems such as maternity, child health, theatres, emergency department,<br/>cardiology, renal and system integrations/portals<br/>Shared care record system solutions -incl but not limited to: Shared cared records<br/>spanning multiple organisations across both health and social care, Electronic<br/>Master Patient Index (EMPI), Record Locator Service (RLS), Integration<br/>Platform/portals, Informatics, Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA), Reporting and<br/>Population Health Analytics<br/>The framework agreement will allow for further competition and direct award to all<br/>awarded suppliers. In order to facilitate direct award, this framework will require the<br/>submission of national list pricing that will be published in a catalogue to all<br/>potential drawdown authorities in full and unrestricted.<br/>The current iteration of the framework is endorsed by the NHSE CCF Digital and<br/>Technology Category Strategy recommended routes to market for clinical software,<br/>SaaS and Apps (pillar 3).<br/>It is LPP’s intention to ensure ongoing NHSE CCF endorsement as part of this<br/>framework renewal process.

Value: 2000000000
Published: 2023-10-01
Deadline: 2023-11-13
2000000000 2023-10-01 2023-11-13
18/0573 Adult Advocacy Services
UK Elgin Moray Council

Health and Social Care Moray are looking to commission a new single contract for independent advocacy to enable a robust and consistent approach to advocacy across health and social care. This includes all adults who have a legal right to advocacy and allows for a relational, human rights based approach, taking into account the individual and their family or unpaid carer.

Value:
Published: 2023-09-30
Deadline: 2023-11-03
2023-09-30 2023-11-03
Flexible Framework for the Provision of Supported Living for Adults and Older People
UK Glenrothes Fife Council

Fife Health and Social Care Partnership (“the Partnership”) requires to commission a Supported Living Service (both personal care and non-personal i.e., Housing Support Services) from a variety of external service providers. It is recognised that in some circumstances the Partnership may wish to commission a service that comprises of Housing Support only. On that basis this Contract is open to Providers who do not have dual registration for Care and Support and Housing Support, however it is the preference that Providers will have dual registration.

Value: 21200000
Published: 2023-09-29
Deadline: 2023-11-02
21200000 2023-09-29 2023-11-02
The Provision Of Special Educational Needs And Disabilities Information Advice And Support Service
UK LONDON London Borough of Haringey

The service will provide free, impartial, confidential and accurate information and signposting for families in relation to the SEND system including relevant health and social care support e.g. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), health visiting, school nursing, Early Help

Value: 476000
Published: 2023-09-29
Deadline: 2023-10-30
476000 2023-09-29 2023-10-30
DHSC- Commissioning for the Future
UK London Department of Health and Social Care

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is seeking to appoint a competent Supplier to deliver the Commissioning for the Future Pilot Training Programme services.

Value: 997000
Published: 2023-09-28
Deadline: 2023-10-25
997000 2023-09-28 2023-10-25
AC1570 Housing Related Support Services Wiltshire Council 2023
UK Trowbridge Wiltshire Council

Lot 1 Single HomelessThis contract relates to the provision of individually tailored housing related support that will be offered to single homeless people aged 18+ who have a wide range of often very complex needs. Service users may have mental health problems or learning difficulties, they may have offended, used drugs and/or alcohol, may be young people leaving care, they may have social exclusion issues, or they may belong to minority groups. Providers will need to support service users to deal with the root causes of homelessness and have the ability to effectively manage complex needs and chaotic behaviours that may result from these issues.Service Users will spend a maximum of two years in supported housing schemes to be able to learn the skills needed to live independently and move on into suitable long term accommodation as well as securing education, training or employment. Providers will be expected to have access to suitable and affordable accommodation that will be used by service users as their main or principal home when receiving the support from this contract. Accommodation should ideally be distributed in and around the three mains hubs of Salisbury, Trowbridge/Devizes and Chippenham/Calne. The annual budget is in the region of £710,000 and we are seeking to commission approximately 30,800 of support hours per annum.

Value:
Published: 2023-09-27
Deadline: 2023-11-07
2023-09-27 2023-11-07
Children and Young People Early Intervention Mental Health Hubs
UK London Department of Health and Social Care

The Department of Health and Social Care is looking to award a minimum of 10 contracts for the delivery of Children and Young People Mental Health Hubs. The hubs will provide early intervention services for children and young people within the age range of 11-25 years old.<br/><br/>There are two geographical areas South and North of England, with a minimum of 5 contracts allocated to each. North England covering North East; North West; Yorkshire and Humber; East Midlands and West Midlands. The South covering East; South West; South East and London)<br/><br/>Initial contract term: 15 months (up to 31/03/2025) <br/><br/>Extension: The contract may be extended for a maximum duration of 12 months, contingent upon the sole discretion of the Buyer, budget availability, and internal approvals. At present, there is no indication of the availability of subsequent funding for this service.<br/><br/>Estimated value for all contracts (including extensions): £3,100,000 exclusive, £3,720,000 inclusive of VAT.<br/>Each contract will have a maximum value of £310,000 excl. VAT. £372,000 inclusive of VAT<br/><br/>Suppliers can submit a tender for one or two of the geographical areas. Suppliers are permitted to submit only one Tender per geographical area.<br/>The contracting authority considers that this opportunity may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs) or Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS). <br/><br/>This Tender process will be issued by in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015 as amended by the Public Procurement (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations) Schedule 3 (“Light Touch”) services. This Procurement Exercise will therefore be run in accordance with ‘the Regulations’ as they apply to “light touch” services.<br/>While the Authority is following a process broadly corresponding to an Open Procedure under ‘the Regulations’ neither that fact nor any other statements, acts or omissions of the Authority in connection with this Procurement Exercise should be taken as indicating that the Authority intends to be bound by the provisions of the ‘Regulations’ or the general principles to any greater extent than applies by law to the Light Touch Regime.<br/><br/>The opportunity will be available on the DHSC Atamis eTendering System. Select this link to access and register your organisation to the Atamis system https://health-family.force.com/s/Welcome, if you have not already done so.<br/>To find this opportunity in the eTendering system, select “Find Opportunities” and then search by project number or title. Once you have found the Opportunity, press the ‘Register Interest’ button to register your interest. This will make the project to appear on ‘My proposals and quotes’. From there you can review documents, send clarification messages, submit the response, or decline to respond.

Value: 3100000
Published: 2023-09-27
Deadline: 2023-10-30
3100000 2023-09-27 2023-10-30
Infection Prevention Control Service 2024 - 2027
UK Knowsley Knowsley Council

The infection prevention and control service will provide infection prevention and control services to the Knowsley community and strategic leadership to ensure a whole system approach to effective infection prevention and control. The service will be nurse led, by specialist infection prevention and control nurses with appropriate training and continuing experience. Other community staff will support delivery as appropriate.The service will:• Co-ordinate, support, and undertake, when necessary, RCA for community associated Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), C. difficile infections and other significant HCAIs, cascade and inform the embedding of learning from cases, recommend, and follow up on any subsequent actions needed.• Work with local or regional groups to lead and implement strategies to reduce GNBSIs. Monitor effectiveness and provide oversight to commissioners.• Review, interpret and when required summarise infection prevention and control policy for primary care and Local Authority (LA) social care.• Provide expert advice to primary and social care providers, schools, nurseries and the public.• Develop, deliver, monitor and evaluate educational programmes for primary and social care, this will include staff from care homes, extra care, supported living, community care and domiciliary care.• Maintain and support trained IPC champions across primary care and social care.• Support providers to implement national tools around environmental cleanliness and equipment decontamination.• Support incident and outbreak management and contact-tracing, in close collaboration with UKHSA.• Support initiatives to promote and reduce antimicrobial resistance (AMR).• Provide specialist support regarding antimicrobial resistant organisms, for example, to health and social care staff, those in residential settings and the general population.• Undertake an audit programme for primary and social care providers and applicants under the NHS Any Qualified Provider procurement arrangements.• Undertake action-planning with partners based on lessons from RCAs and audit and implement any actions needed.• Produce an Infection Prevention and Control Annual Report and Work Plan for the year in conjunction with the commissioners to meet the expected outcomes. Quarterly reports will also be required.

Value:
Published: 2023-09-27
Deadline: 2023-10-23
2023-09-27 2023-10-23
2023 Support Service for Carers in Aberdeenshire
UK Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Council

Aberdeenshire Council, on behalf of the Health and Social Care Partnership and Education and Children’s Services, are seeking to commission a range of supports and resources for both adult and young carers. The Service will aim to improve the quality of life for carers through an outcomes led approach, providing the right level of intervention, at the right time. The Service will be flexible and designed to meet the needs of carers in Aberdeenshire.Key Service Aims:- Identification of carers through contact with the Health and Social Care teams, Education and Children’s Services, other third sector organisations and development of innovative ways to engage with hidden or marginalised carers;- Provide carers with information, advice and enable them to access resources within their communities;- Support carers to complete either an Adult Carer Support Plan or Young Carer Statement; and where this is declined, record and plan other support that is available through the service- Support carers to complete either an Adult Carer Support Plan or Young Carer Statement; and where eligible refer to the carers team for an SDS budget. Where carers are not eligible for SDS the service will provide support to enable carers to meet their identified outcomes- Support carers during transitions within their caring role;- Support at the point of hospital discharge;- Manage short break funding provided by the Scottish Government through Shared Care Scotland;- Carer involvement and consultation;- Support carers to maintain their own health and well-being;- Provide training and development opportunities to enable carers to continue in their caring role;- Development role.

Value: 3769486
Published: 2023-09-26
Deadline: 2023-11-10
3769486 2023-09-26 2023-11-10
2023 Sensory Loss Service Aberdeenshire
UK Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Council

Aberdeenshire Council, on behalf of the Health and Social Care Partnership is seeking to commission support services for people with sensory loss or deafness in Aberdeenshire.

Value: 556308
Published: 2023-09-25
Deadline: 2023-11-10
556308 2023-09-25 2023-11-10
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