Brighton and Hove City Council is seeking to commission Public Health Community Nursing services for children and young people aged 0-19 from 1.4.2017.
The Public Health Community Nursing services included in the contract are health visiting; breastfeeding support and school nursing.
The provider will deliver strong universal services in line with the current mandated requirements, work towards early identification of problems and collaborate with other services to support families with complex needs.
The services will also work in partnership with all local key partners to improve collaboration and cohesion e.g. midwifery, primary care, early years, education settings, Early Help Hub, sexual health and substance misuse services.
The provider will deliver improved Public Health outcomes across a range of areas including:
— Reduced maternal smoking at delivery;
— Reduced overweight and obesity in pregnant women;
— Improved breastfeeding initiation;
— Improved parenting confidence and skills;
— Improved child development at 2 — 2.5 years;
— Reduced overweight and obesity in pre-school children;
— Improved readiness for school;
— Reduced excess weight in 4-5 and 10-11 year olds;
— Reduced smoking prevalence in 15 year olds;
— Increased Chlamydia diagnoses in 15 — 24 year olds;
— Reduced under 18 conception rates;
— Reduced drug and alcohol use in young people.
The provider will maximise local social value through improved connection with local communities including Primary Care clusters, and Brighton & Hove City Council neighbourhoods. The approach will be asset-based at individual and community level with for example the development of peer support groups and social networks.
The duration of the contract will be 3 years with the option for a further 2-year extension.
The tender will be evaluated using a price/quality ratio and the procurement documents will contain full details.
This notice is also being used as a call for competition in accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council Article 48(2)’. Organisations interested in this contract should advise the Authority by contacting the named contact in this notice.
The University is inviting expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced Providers to tender for the provision of all or some of these services to the University under a contract(s) that will run initially for three years with an option to extend for a period of up to five years, subject to satisfactory performance.
The University plans to invite prequalified bidders to submit tender proposals as follows:
Lot 1 — Core Occupational Health Services including Travel Advice and Vaccinations for Travel and an Employee Wellbeing Programme,
Lot 2 — Employee Assistance Programme,
Lot 3 — Specialist Ergonomic Assessment of Workstations/Work Environment.
Core Occupational Health Services including Travel Advice and Vaccinations for Travel and an Employee Wellbeing Programme
— Post-offer health assessments for staff.
— Occupational Health referrals for staff (by managers/HR) for work-related ill health and for attendance management, including ill health retirements / pensions medicals and periodic assessments of fitness to work / perform work duties.
— Health/medical surveillance and assessments for staff including but not limited to respiratory, vibration, repetitive strain injury, dermatology, hearing, vision, asbestos, exposure to substances in schedule 6 of COSHH regulations, safety-critical work, radiation medicals, Health Passports, Fitness to Teach and other statutory assessments (e.g. new and expectant mothers).
— Immunisations and vaccinations for discipline-specific staff and discipline-specific students (e.g. social work students), including but not limited to Hepatitis B and flu vaccines.
— Pathology services. Where required shall deliver pathology services following exposure to blood-borne pathogens including but not limited to, hepatitis B, C, BBV (HIV, Hepatitis B, HCV antibody). Screening where required.
— Dyslexia assessments for staff.
— Face-to-face counselling for staff (both on-site and off-site).
— Travel advice and travel vaccinations for staff, including fitness to travel screening and risk assessment, for work related travel.
— Wellbeing programmes for staff, including regular, at least monthly, proactive health promotion and education activities and wellbeing events.
Employee Assistance Programme (on-site and remote off-site access)
— 24-hour, 7 days a week Employee Assistance Programme for staff and immediate family.
— Workstation/workplace assessments for staff in specific cases, to include recommendations for adjustments including equipment.
— Training of employee DSE assessors.
— Awareness sessions for staff on working with DSE.