PROVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES
Darlington Borough Council | Published October 16, 2009 - Deadline November 13, 2009
Darlington, Redcar and Cleveland, Middlesbrough and Stockton Borough Councils
are undertaking a joint procurement process for the provision of Occupational
Health Services, and are inviting expressions of interest from suitably
qualified and experienced contractors who wish to be considered for selection
to tender for this contract.
Darlington Borough Council are leading the procurement process, and each
authority will be responsible for their individual requirements and contract
arrangements. The Contract with each Council shall run for a period of 3 years
from April 2010 to March 2013, plus a possible 2 x 1 year extensions.
PQQs are invited from suitably qualified contractors with proven experience in
the provision of pro-active Occupational Health Services. The Occupational
Health Service will assist each Council with:
• Developing a pro-active approach to the management of sickness absence and
contribute to a significant and ongoing reduction in sickness absence levels;
• Developing a working environment and culture which encourages high levels of
• Maintaining a healthy workforce; and
• Providing valuable employee support services across a range of health and
well being initiatives with specific emphasis on mental health issues
The Contract comprises of the following main elements:-
• Sickness absence – advice, case review and case management including ill
• A pre-employment screening service.
• Health Surveillance
• Promoting positive mental health.
• Records, management information and statistics.
• Quality Assurance
• Consumables, supplies and equipment.
The primary lead on the contract for each Council will be an Occupational
Health Advisor, who will be a specialist practitioner, to assist in developing
and providing a pro-active Occupational Health Service. The advisor will play a
key role in the management of sickness absence and will advise on health issues
in connection with individual long term and frequent sickness absence cases,
referring to an Occupational Health Physician as appropriate.
An Occupational Health Physician, who will provide clinical advice, reports,
reviews including case conferences on a range of employee health issues
including advice on employees who are absent on long term sickness absence and
those identified with frequent short term absence issues.