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Support for Local Government Public Financial Mangement Reform in Tanzania.

Procurement | Published April 4, 2017
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75211200

DFID Tanzania is currently designing a programme to strengthen economic governance in Tanzania which will commence from July 2017. This will have four main thematic pillars: — Macro-fiscal engagement — Public Financial Management (PFM) Reforms — Tax Policy & Administration Reforms — Evidence-based policy making and stakeholder engagement Under the PFM reform component, DFID is currently supporting GoT to design PFMRPV. One of the key strategic objectives will be to ‘Improve Public Financial Management in Local Governments’. Under the new phase, the LGA sub-component will be scaled up to cover all 26 regions and 188 LGAs. This will include technical assistance procured by DFID, in partnership with the Government of Tanzania, to complement the financial assistance provided through the PFMRPV basket fund. Under the current phase, DFID is supporting PFM reforms in Local Government Authorities (LGA's) in 10 regions (which equates to 67 authorities) through the PFM basket fund. This is complemented by technical assistance procured by DFID in partnership with Government of Tanzania. This phase of support will end in June 2017. Estimated cost between 4 000 000,0 and 5 000 000,0Currency:GBP Divided into lots? No

WBS Financial Modelling Training

The University of Warwick | Published December 4, 2017  -  Deadline January 10, 2018
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80500000

The University of Warwick Business School has a requirement to appoint a financial training company to deliver advanced financial modelling training for WBS Masters students looking to work in the area of finance when they graduate. The training is provided as an optional 'value add' to enhance our Masters programme offering; the training is anticipated to benefit students both in their academic performance and their preparedness for employment, assisting students to carry out their dissertation research and analysis, as well as boosting their CV and skills when seeking employment after they graduate. In order to express interest in this opportunity please go to the University of Warwick In-Tend supplier portal (https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofwarwick). The University of Warwick is not a contracting authority for the purposes of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) and its procurement activities are not subject to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 or the obligations under the European Public Procurement Directives, including the European Remedies Directive. Advertisement of any contract in the Official Journal of the European Union or Contracts Finder is at the sole discretion of the University and is undertaken on a voluntary basis with no implied obligation to comply with the procurement legislation.

Quotation for Asset and Financial Management Systems for Grounds Maintenance and Tree Management

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council | Published April 30, 2018  -  Deadline May 18, 2018
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48612000

Quotation for Asset and Financial Management Systems for Grounds Maintenance and Tree Management Sandwell MBC are seeking to procure an Asset and Financial Management Application for Grounds Maintenance and Tree Management. The aim of the application is to improve the management and manipulation of data to assist service delivery by linking its Grounds Maintenance and Tree Management assets with existing corporate mapping systems, and ultimately to reduce annual support and maintenance costs. The estimated annual value for the delivery of this application is £10,000 and the contract period will be for 5 years, commencing 1st August 2018 to 31st July 2023. However, this information is intended to assist with the preparation of your bid. The council does not bind itself to this or any other figure and is not a guarantee of business which may be generated from this contract. The Council will be using the In-tend e-Tendering System for this Procurement exercise, please visit https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc to access the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal. From here you will be able to register your company, express an interest in the opportunity, and gain immediate access to the Quotation document or other related documents. In Order To View a On-Line Questionnaire (if applicable) or Submit a Quotation, you will be required to` Opt-In`. Please be mindful that if you are cut and pasting your question responses onto the On-Line Questionnaire that you do so from a notepad document, this is due to the fact that some special characters are not accepted within the On-Line Questionnaire. For a Step by Step user guide to the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal please click on the `Guidance for Suppliers` section of the website. All procurement responses must be carried out via the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal. If you require further assistance in respect of the system please contact the In-tend support team on 0844 272 8810. Closing date: Friday 18th May 2018 at 15:00hrs

GP Front Door to ED

Arden & GEM CSU | Published August 17, 2016  -  Deadline September 8, 2016
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Arden & GEM CSU is conducting an open procurement exercise on behalf of Birmingham Cross City Clinical Commissioning Group (BC CCG). ‘The Commissioners’, to seek suitably qualified and experienced providers to deliver a GP Front Door to Emergency Department (ED) Service.

Attendance rates in A&E for the acute hospitals across the city (University Hospital Birmingham (UHB) and Good Hope) are increasingly rising to potentially unsustainable levels. Statistics estimate that circa 20 % of attendances to A&E are avoidable and should be seen and treated within Primary Care. The CCG aims to situate a GP, ANP and HCA at the front door to A&E on each of the 2 sites for 12 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year in an attempt to reduce attendance to A&E and instead be seen by a GP through correct streaming.

The procurement will be split into 2 lots: (1) University Hospital Birmingham; (2) Good Hope Hospital — each lot will run for a full 9 month period. Applicable activity data and information around each lot is provided in the ITT documentation. Providers can bid for 1 or both of the lots.

All submissions will be evaluated using the scoring criteria which is contained within the published tender documentation.

All correspondence relating to this procurement throughout all stages of the process must be managed through the Arden & GEM CSU eTendering Procurement Portal Bravo only. Bids are only accepted via the Arden & GEM CSU eTendering Procurement Portal Bravo. The deadline for clarification questions to be received on the procurement portal, Bravo, is 26.8.2016. The deadline for tenders to be received is 17:00, 8.9.2016. Details on how to register for the procurement portal and this opportunity are contained within ‘Additional Information’.

The contract will be for a period of 9 months with an option to extend for a further 3 months at the discretion of the CCG.

There is a financial threshold applicable to the procurement and this is 600 000 GBP per lot or 1 200 000 GBP total value — any bids over and above this financial threshold value will be disqualified.

GP Front Door to ED

Arden & GEM CSU | Published August 17, 2016
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85100000, 85100000, 85100000

Arden & GEM CSU is conducting an open procurement exercise on behalf of Birmingham Cross City Clinical Commissioning Group (BC CCG). ‘The Commissioners’, to seek suitably qualified and experienced providers to deliver a GP Front Door to Emergency Department (ED) Service.

Attendance rates in A&E for the acute hospitals across the city (University Hospital Birmingham (UHB) and Good Hope) are increasingly rising to potentially unsustainable levels. Statistics estimate that circa 20 % of attendances to A&E are avoidable and should be seen and treated within Primary Care. The CCG aims to situate a GP, ANP and HCA at the front door to A&E on each of the 2 sites for 12 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year in an attempt to reduce attendance to A&E and instead be seen by a GP through correct streaming.

The procurement will be split into 2 lots: (1) University Hospital Birmingham; (2) Good Hope Hospital — each lot will run for a full 9 month period. Applicable activity data and information around each lot is provided in the ITT documentation. Providers can bid for 1 or both of the lots.

All submissions will be evaluated using the scoring criteria which is contained within the published tender documentation.

All correspondence relating to this procurement throughout all stages of the process must be managed through the Arden & GEM CSU eTendering Procurement Portal Bravo only. Bids are only accepted via the Arden & GEM CSU eTendering Procurement Portal Bravo. The deadline for clarification questions to be received on the procurement portal, Bravo, is 26.8.2016. The deadline for tenders to be received is 17:00, 8.9.2016. Details on how to register for the procurement portal and this opportunity are contained within ‘Additional Information’.

The contract will be for a period of 9 months with an option to extend for a further 3 months at the discretion of the CCG.

There is a financial threshold applicable to the procurement and this is 600 000 GBP per lot or 1 200 000 GBP total value — any bids over and above this financial threshold value will be disqualified.

Integrated Musculoskeletal Services (MSK)

Arden and GEM CSU | Published August 3, 2016  -  Deadline August 31, 2016
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85100000

Wolverhampton CCG (only) wishes to procure an Integrated Musculoskeletal (MSK) Service incorporating elements of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Physiotherapy and Pain Management.

Drivers for Change

— Wolverhampton residents have changing health needs; ageing population and more people living with long term conditions.

— The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Bone & Joint Health Strategies Project (2005 DOH) identified up to 30 % of all GP consultations are about MSK complaints and MSK affects 60 % of people on long term sickness.

— The current model of delivery is unsustainable for the future and the CCG will be unable to afford future demand for services if they continue to be delivered in the current way.

— MSK services are primarily delivered in a clinic setting. A hospital setting is not essential for the delivery of most MSK care.

As a result of the above Wolverhampton CCG intends to commission a single provider to deliver a high quality and comprehensive MSK care service.

The Contract period will be for 5 years with an option to extend for upto a further 2 years at the discretion of the CCG — so for clarity, the contract will start 01st April 2017 with the initial period ending 31.3.2022. There will be an option to extend at the discretion of the CCG to 31.3.2024.

The spend figures given are estimates only based on historical activity they are not to be taken as a guarantee of activity.

Please note there is a financial threshold — no bids over 11 883 000 GBP over 5 years (initial period) will be accepted — any bids exceeding 11 883 000 GBP (5 year initial period) will be disqualified. Contracts are annually adjusted in line with national guidance.

Please see additional information below for details on how to apply.

Integrated Musculoskeletal Services (MSK)

Arden & GEM CSU | Published August 3, 2016
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85100000

Wolverhampton CCG (only) wishes to procure an Integrated Musculoskeletal (MSK) Service incorporating elements of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Physiotherapy and Pain Management.

Drivers for Change

— Wolverhampton residents have changing health needs; ageing population and more people living with long term conditions.

— The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Bone & Joint Health Strategies Project (2005 DOH) identified up to 30 % of all GP consultations are about MSK complaints and MSK affects 60 % of people on long term sickness.

— The current model of delivery is unsustainable for the future and the CCG will be unable to afford future demand for services if they continue to be delivered in the current way.

— MSK services are primarily delivered in a clinic setting. A hospital setting is not essential for the delivery of most MSK care.

As a result of the above Wolverhampton CCG intends to commission a single provider to deliver a high quality and comprehensive MSK care service.

The Contract period will be for 5 years with an option to extend for upto a further 2 years at the discretion of the CCG — so for clarity, the contract will start 01st April 2017 with the initial period ending 31.3.2022. There will be an option to extend at the discretion of the CCG to 31.3.2024.

The spend figures given are estimates only based on historical activity they are not to be taken as a guarantee of activity.

Please note there is a financial threshold — no bids over 11 883 000 GBP over 5 years (initial period) will be accepted — any bids exceeding 11 883 000 GBP (5 year initial period) will be disqualified. Contracts are annually adjusted in line with national guidance.

Please see additional information below for details on how to apply.

Primary Care Medicines Optimisation Support Service

NHS ARDEN AND GREATER EAST MIDLANDS COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT | Published August 21, 2017  -  Deadline October 12, 2017
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85100000

Wolverhampton CCG wishes to procure a Primary Care Medicines Optimisation Support Service. The Contract period will be for 3 years with an option to extend for upto a further 2 years at the discretion of the CCG - so for clarity, the contract will start 01st April 2018 with the initial period ending 31st March 2021. There will be an option to extend at the discretion of the CCG to 31st March 2023. Please see service specification within project in Bravo for full details of service. The spend figures given are estimates only based on historical activity they are not to be taken as a guarantee of activity. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A FINANCIAL THRESHOLD - NO BIDS OVER £2,190,000 OVER 3 YEARS (INITIAL PERIOD) WILL BE ACCEPTED - ANY BIDS EXCEEDING £2,190,000 (3 YEAR INITIAL PERIOD) WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. CONTRACTS ARE ANNUALLY ADJUSTED IN LINE WITH NATIONAL GUIDANCE. Please see additional information below for details on how to apply.

Toftwood Medical Centre APMS

NHS ARDEN AND GREATER EAST MIDLANDS COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT | Published October 20, 2017  -  Deadline November 23, 2017
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85100000

This procurement is to commission GP services to serve the Dereham area of Norfolk, specifically those patients on the current and future GP List for The Toftwood Medical Centre (2 Chapel Lane, Toftwood, Norfolk, NR19 1LD). This service is a GP lead service and must be led by GPs, supported by nurses and any other suitable clinicians throughout core hours as defined in the service specification. Based on the current contract it is anticipated that the service provision resultant of this procurement will have the following values per year. Year 1 - £488,834.00 Year 2 - £428,529.00 Year 3 - £368,186.00 Year 4 - £311,568.00 Year 5 - £311,568.00 TOTAL - £1,908,685.00 There is a financial threshold of £1,908,684 - any bids exceeding this contract value will be not be accepted and disqualified accordingly. Full information is in the service specification. Contract is for 5 years and commences 01st May 2018.

Lymphoedema Care Services (Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG)

 | Published June 10, 2016  -  Deadline July 15, 2016
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85100000

Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG are looking to commission a patient-centred Community Lymphoedema service. The aim is to commission a high quality, evidence-based, effective, equitable and accessible service for adults with Lymphoedema, regardless of aetiology, that ensures improved patient outcomes in relation to clinical needs, quality of life, health and well-being. The service will provide specialist intervention, treatment and support to patients with primary or secondary Lymphoedema through clinic and domiciliary services. The service will aim to: •Provide robust package of care for the specific needs of patients with primary or secondary Lymphoedema •Encourage early identification, timely assessment and high quality treatment of Lymphoedema symptoms •Ensure early recognition, awareness and knowledge of Lymphoedema, its prevention and management amongst all health care staff and professionals, and relevant patient groups •Provide specialist advice and education to patients, carers and other appropriate health professionals regarding the management of Lymphoedema and associated wound management •Comply with clinical guidance and good practice •Provide advice and guidance with regards to the management and prevention of infection of Lymphoedema The service will be able to meet multiple needs and will offer a choice of care options including clinic appointments and domiciliary care. Currently there are two separate services which provide Lymphoedema care to Sandwell and West Birmingham patients. These services were historically commissioned by Sandwell PCT for Sandwell patients and Heart of Birmingham PCT for Birmingham patients. The project will ensure a consistent service is commissioned across the CCG which delivers a high quality, evidence-based, effective, equitable and accessible service for adults with Lymphoedema, regardless of aetiology, that ensures improved patient outcomes in relation to clinical needs, quality of life, health and well-being. The Contract period will be for 3 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years at the discretion of the CCG – so for clarity, the contract will start 01st April 2017 with the initial period ending 31st March 2020. There will be an option to extend at the discretion of the CCG to 31st March 2022. The spend figures given are estimates only based on historical activity they are not to be taken as a guarantee of activity. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A FINANCIAL THRESHOLD - NO BIDS OVER £902,075 OVER 3 YEARS (INITIAL PERIOD) WILL BE ACCEPTED - ANY BIDS EXCEEDING £902,075 (3 YEAR INITIAL PERIOD) WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. CONTRACTS ARE ANNUALLY ADJUSTED IN LINE WITH NATIONAL GUIDANCE. Please see additional information below for details on how to apply.

Lymphoedema Care Services (Project_449)

Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (GEM CSU) | Published June 15, 2016
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85100000

Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG are looking to commission a patient-centred Community Lymphoedema service. The aim is to commission a high quality, evidence-based, effective, equitable and accessible service for adults with Lymphoedema, regardless of aetiology, that ensures improved patient outcomes in relation to clinical needs, quality of life, health and well-being.

The service will provide specialist intervention, treatment and support to patients with primary or secondary Lymphoedema through clinic and domiciliary services. The service will aim to:

— Provide robust package of care for the specific needs of patients with primary or secondary Lymphoedema;

— Encourage early identification, timely assessment and high quality treatment of Lymphoedema symptoms;

— Ensure early recognition, awareness and knowledge of Lymphoedema, its prevention and management amongst all health care staff and professionals, and relevant patient groups;

— Provide specialist advice and education to patients, carers and other appropriate health professionals regarding the management of Lymphoedema and associated wound management;

— Comply with clinical guidance and good practice;

— Provide advice and guidance with regards to the management and prevention of infection of Lymphoedema.

The service will be able to meet multiple needs and will offer a choice of care options including clinic appointments and domiciliary care.

Currently there are 2 separate services which provide Lymphoedema care to Sandwell and West Birmingham patients. These services were historically commissioned by Sandwell PCT for Sandwell patients and Heart of Birmingham PCT for Birmingham patients. The project will ensure a consistent service is commissioned across the CCG which delivers a high quality, evidence-based, effective, equitable and accessible service for adults with Lymphoedema, regardless of aetiology, that ensures improved patient outcomes in relation to clinical needs, quality of life, health and well-being.

The Contract period will be for 3 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years at the discretion of the CCG — so for clarity, the contract will start 1.4.2017 with the initial period ending 31.3.2020. There will be an option to extend at the discretion of the CCG to 31.3.2022.

The spend figures given are estimates only based on historical activity they are not to be taken as a guarantee of activity.

Please note there is a Financial Threshold — No Bids Over 902 075 GBP over 3 years (Initial Contract Period) will be accepted — any bids exceeding 902 075 GBP (3 Year Initial Period) will be disqualified. Contracts are annually adjusted in-line with national guidance.

Please see Document 1 contained within the Bravo project attachment area for further details.

Lymphoedema Care Services (Project_449)

Arden and GEM CSU | Published June 15, 2016  -  Deadline July 12, 2016
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85100000

Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG are looking to commission a patient-centred Community Lymphoedema service. The aim is to commission a high quality, evidence-based, effective, equitable and accessible service for adults with Lymphoedema, regardless of aetiology, that ensures improved patient outcomes in relation to clinical needs, quality of life, health and well-being.

The service will provide specialist intervention, treatment and support to patients with primary or secondary Lymphoedema through clinic and domiciliary services. The service will aim to:

— Provide robust package of care for the specific needs of patients with primary or secondary Lymphoedema;

— Encourage early identification, timely assessment and high quality treatment of Lymphoedema symptoms;

— Ensure early recognition, awareness and knowledge of Lymphoedema, its prevention and management amongst all health care staff and professionals, and relevant patient groups;

— Provide specialist advice and education to patients, carers and other appropriate health professionals regarding the management of Lymphoedema and associated wound management;

— Comply with clinical guidance and good practice;

— Provide advice and guidance with regards to the management and prevention of infection of Lymphoedema.

The service will be able to meet multiple needs and will offer a choice of care options including clinic appointments and domiciliary care.

Currently there are 2 separate services which provide Lymphoedema care to Sandwell and West Birmingham patients. These services were historically commissioned by Sandwell PCT for Sandwell patients and Heart of Birmingham PCT for Birmingham patients. The project will ensure a consistent service is commissioned across the CCG which delivers a high quality, evidence-based, effective, equitable and accessible service for adults with Lymphoedema, regardless of aetiology, that ensures improved patient outcomes in relation to clinical needs, quality of life, health and well-being.

The Contract period will be for 3 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years at the discretion of the CCG — so for clarity, the contract will start 1.4.2017 with the initial period ending 31.3.2020. There will be an option to extend at the discretion of the CCG to 31.3.2022.

The spend figures given are estimates only based on historical activity they are not to be taken as a guarantee of activity.

Please note there is a Financial Threshold — No Bids Over 902 075 GBP over 3 years (Initial Contract Period) will be accepted — any bids exceeding 902 075 GBP (3 Year Initial Period) will be disqualified. Contracts are annually adjusted in-line with national guidance.

Please see Document 1 contained within the Bravo project attachment area for further details.

Care Navigator Service (Solihull CCG)

NHS ARDEN AND GREATER EAST MIDLANDS COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT | Published March 13, 2017  -  Deadline January 6, 2017
Winner
Age UK
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85100000

Solihull CCG are inviting bids for a Care Navigator Service to support and enable people with frailty to find their own solutions to problems and help them to navigate and access relevant services, providing a cost effective link between people and their GP and other health and social care professionals. The service will improve people's well-being and independence and reduce unnecessary and inappropriate use of primary and secondary care services. The Contract period will be for 2 years with an option to extend for up to a further 2 years at the discretion of the CCG - so for clarity, the contract will start 01st April 2017 with the initial period ending 31st March 2019. There will be an option to extend at the discretion of the CCG to 31st March 2021. The spend figures given are estimates only based on historical activity they are not to be taken as a guarantee of activity. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A FINANCIAL THRESHOLD - NO BIDS OVER £966,000 (Base amount £942,440 plus £23,560 CQUIN) OVER 2 YEARS (INITIAL PERIOD) WILL BE ACCEPTED - ANY BIDS EXCEEDING £966,000 (2 YEAR INITIAL PERIOD) WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. CONTRACTS ARE ANNUALLY ADJUSTED IN LINE WITH NATIONAL GUIDANCE. Please note funding is yet to be confirmed therefore tenders are invited at the risk of the bidder. Please see documentation within Bravo for further details. Please see additional information below for details on how to apply.

Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services.

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU | Published February 19, 2016  -  Deadline March 18, 2016
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85100000, 85143000, 60130000

The Commissioners for this procurement are Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group and Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group, working collaboratively, who wish to receive Expressions of Interest and responses to the Non Emergency Patient Transport Service ITT from suitably qualified and experienced providers with the necessary capacity and capability (or a demonstrable ability to provide the necessary capacity and capability) and financial standing to provide the services outlined in the ITT documentation.

The Department of Health defines Non-emergency PTS activity as being typified by the non-urgent, planned transportation of patients, with a medical need for transport, to and from a premises providing NHS healthcare and between NHS healthcare providers. This can and should encompass a wide range of vehicle types and levels of care consistent with the patients' medical needs. The overarching principle of the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service is that patients who are eligible for patient transport will receive safe, timely and comfortable transport to and from their destination, without detriment to their medical condition.

The service is not only to be provided across Wolverhampton and Dudley areas, but to travel outside of this specific area on occasion, further afield into areas covered by associate Clinical Commissioning Groups. The service is to be procured for 3 years, with the option to extend for a further 2 years to enable each hospital, community provider or booking department to embed the service and provide continuity. Full details can be found by accessing the tender documentation by following the instructions below.

It is expected that TUPE will apply to this service.

Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest & provide additional procurement-specific information through the portal as follows:

i) Candidates should register on the portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of the website is free of charge).

ii) Once registered, candidates must express interest by:

a. logging-in to the Midlands and Lancashire CSU e-Tendering portal,

b. selecting response to advert and ITT,

c. select Open Access ITT,

d. search for and access listing related to this contract and view details,

e. click on Express Interest link.

iii) Once you have expressed interest, access the My ITTs page where you can download documentation (if required) & construct your reply as instructed.

You must submit your reply on the website by the deadline of 18th March at 17:00. For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the BravoSolution Help-desk on 0800 368 4850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk

This procurement relates to NHS healthcare services. Therefore, section 120 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 applies. Under section 120, the service to which this procurement relates falls within Part B of Schedule 3 of The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Neither placement of an advertisement for this procurement, nor the use of an open procurement process, nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the commissioner intends to hold itself bound by any of the regulations save those applicable to Part B services.

Dementia Navigator Service.

NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group | Published December 1, 2017
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85000000

Birmingham Cross City CCG, on behalf of Birmingham South Central CCG, Birmingham City Council, Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council are seeking suitably experienced and qualified providers for a Dementia Navigator Service. The service will provide Dementia advisors and support workers for people suffering with Dementia across the footprint of the 4 CCGs involved in this procurement. The service will provide timely information, advice and support to individuals and their families, friends or carers throughout their journey with dementia, enabling them to live well as long as possible. This will include people who are worried about their memory, individuals newly diagnosed and those who have been living with dementia for some time but who could benefit from support. Ecomomic operators should ensure that they register their interest in writing via https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html II.1.5) Estimated total value Value excluding VAT: 3 543 000.00 GBP II.1.6) Information about lots This contract is divided into lots: Yes Tenders may be submitted for all lots Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2 II.2) Description Lot No: 1 II.2.1) Title Dementia Navigators — Birmingham II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s) 85000000 II.2.3) Place of performance NUTS code: UKG31 II.2.4) Description of the procurement The service will provide Dementia advisors and support workers for people suffering with Dementia across the Birmingham footprint, to include those areas covered by patients with a GP in NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG, NHS Birmingham South Central CCG and those patients in the West Birmingham area of NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG. II.2.5) Award criteria Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents II.2.6) Estimated value Value excluding VAT: 3 374 810.00 GBP II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system Duration in months: 36 This contract is subject to renewal: Yes Description of renewals: The contract let to the successful bidder for this lot will be for an initial 3 years with the option to extend for a further 2 years at the sole discretion of the Commissioner. II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited II.2.10) Information about variants Variants will be accepted: No II.2.11) Information about options Options: No II.2.13) Information about European Union funds The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No Lot No: 2 II.2.1) Title Dementia Navigators — Sandwell II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s) 85000000 II.2.3) Place of performance NUTS code: UK UKG37 II.2.4) Description of the procurement The service will provide Dementia advisors and support workers for people suffering with Dementia across those areas covered by patients with a GP in NHS Sandwell and Birmingham CCG, restricted to Sandwell only (West Birmingham patients being covered by the Lot 1 provision). II.2.5) Award criteria Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents II.2.6) Estimated value Value excluding VAT: 143 000.00 GBP II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system End: 31/03/2020 This contract is subject to renewal: Yes Description of renewals: The contract may be extended for a further 2 years at the sole discretion of the Commissioner. II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited II.2.10) Information about variants Variants will be accepted: No II.2.11) Information about options Options: No II.2.13) Information about European Union funds The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information III.1) Conditions for participation III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers List and brief description of conditions: The contracting authority reserves the right to require groupings of contractors to take a particular legal form or to require one party to undertake primary legal liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability. III.1.2) Economic and financial standing Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents III.1.3) Technical and professional ability Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents III.2) Conditions related to the contract III.2.1) Information about a particular profession Section IV: Procedure IV.1) Description IV.1.1) Type of procedure Open procedure IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes IV.2) Administrative information IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate Date: 10/01/2018 Local time: 17:00 IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted EN IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender) IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders Date: 11/01/2018 Local time: 09:00 Section VI: Complementary information VI.1) Information about recurrence This is a recurrent procurement: No VI.3) Additional information This services being procured are Schedule 3 — Social and Other Specific Services and Arden and Greater East Midlands CSU are bound only by those parts of the Regulations applying to schedule 3 services. As such, the process being used will mirror an open process as per the Light Touch Regime. Full details of the process used is defined in the tender documents. Ecomomic operators should ensure that they register their interest in writing via https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html. Technical support with this process can be sought via the BravoSolution helpdesk on 0800 368 4850 or by e-mail help@bravosolution.co.uk VI.4) Procedures for review VI.4.1) Review body NHS Arden & Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit Kingston House, 438-450 High Street West Bromwich B70 9LD UK VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice 29/11/2017 Information added to the notice since publication. Additional information added to the notice since it's publication. No further information has been uploaded. 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Community Medical Ophthalmology Services (Birmingham CrossCity; Birmingham South Central and Solihull CCGs)

NHS ARDEN AND GREATER EAST MIDLANDS COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT | Published July 7, 2017
cpvs
85100000

** THIS ADVERT IS FOR A MARKET ENGAGEMENT EVENT ** Birmingham and Solihull (Birmingham Cross City CCG / Birmingham South Central CCG / Solihull CCG) are looking to procure Community Ophthalmology Services and the procurement will be split into two lots: 1 - Minor Eye Conditions (Birmingham Cross City and Birmingham South Central CCGs) Activity for this lot is anticipated to be (3 year total, not per annum) Minor Eye Conditions 1st appointment = 23,241, Follow Up = 1,681, Triage = 905, Intra-Occular Pressure Testing 1st appointment = 1,970, Follow Up = 699, Cataract Referral Refinement = 3,362 referrals assessed. There will be a financial threshold for this lot of £1,640,911 total for the 3 years and any bids above this value will be disqualified. 2 - Community Medical Ophthalmology (Tier 2) (Birmingham Cross City / Birmingham South Central / Solihull CCGs) Lower contract value threshold: • 13,789 appointments per annum with a total anticipated spend per annum of £838,761. • 1st appointment - 5,243 • Follow up - 8,546 Upper contract value threshold: • 14,754 appointments per annum with a total anticipated spend per annum of £898,313. • 1st appointment - 5,610 • Follow up - 9,144 Providers may bid for one or both lots. The CCGs are holding a market engagement event and would like to extend an invitation to all interested parties. This market event will give an overview of the current services provided in Birmingham & Solihull, describe the CCGs' visions going forward and explain the procurement process. This is an opportunity for you to hear more about our proposals, provide feedback and to ask us questions, as well as an opportunity to meet other interested organisations. The event details are as follows: Location - Solihull CCG, Friars Gate, 1011 Stratford Road, Solihull, B90 4BN (Report to Reception). Date - Wednesday 09th August 2017 Time - 1.30pm to 3.30pm Tea and Coffee will be provided. The Agenda will be: 1 - Welcome and Introductions 2 - Lot 1 Minor Eye Conditions Specification & Service Model 3 - Questions 4 - Lot 2 Community Ophthalmology (Tier 2) 5 - Questions 6 - Procurement Process 7 - Questions 8 - Networking time for providers 9 - Close If you wish to attend the event please see Additional Information section below for details on how to register your interest. Please note interest is limited to three persons per organisation.

Provision of Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services for NHS Dudley, NHS Wolverhampton and NHS Sandwell & West Birmingham CCGs

NHS ARDEN AND GREATER EAST MIDLANDS | Published May 14, 2019  -  Deadline May 22, 2019
cpvs
85100000

***THIS ADVERT IS FOR A MARKET ENGAGEMENT EVENT ONLY*** NHS Arden and GEM CSU, on behalf of NHS Dudley, NHS Wolverhampton and NHS Sandwell & West Birmingham CCGs are holding a Market Engagement Event for providers of Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services. The CCGs are seeking to gain enhanced understanding of the market's perception of: - Potential financial modelling; - potential lotting strategies; and - the draft service specification. The event will also provide a forum for providers to pose any questions they may have of the commissioning CCGs in advance of the launch of a formal tender process. Indicative activity data from the CCGs, along with the draft service specification are attached to this advert. Information regarding potential lotting strategies, for discussion with interested parties are included in the additional text below. By way of background, the Department of Health defines Non-emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS) activity as being typified by the non-urgent, planned transportation of patients, with a medical need for transport, to and from a premises providing NHS healthcare and between NHS healthcare Provider/s. This can and should encompass a wide range of vehicle types and levels of care consistent with the patients' medical needs. The overarching principle of NEPTS is that only patients who are eligible for transport will receive safe, timely and comfortable transport, without detriment to their medical condition. The objectives of the service are to ensure that delivery is high quality, responsive, high performing, provides value for money, is environmentally efficient and innovative in the use of information technology. Details of patient eligibility can be found in the draft service specification attached to this advert. Commissioners are supportive of partnership models that can include car/taxi companies, community transport operators, and volunteer services including those working within hospital trusts, in order to deliver the service as specified. The event will be held between 9am and 3pm on Wednesday 22nd May. An initial presentation will be given by commissioners after which there will be an opportunity for potential bidders to have one to one sessions with the commissioners which will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To secure a place at the event, request a one to one session (if desired), and access details of the venue, please visit Eventbrite using the following link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/market-engagement-non-emergency-patient-transport-for-3-black-country-ccgs-tickets-61296443312. Providers are also asked to answer a short survey based on the information attached to this advert when reserving their place. Information provided will be treated as confidential and will be used to inform the Commissioners' overall procurement strategy.

Building for the Future: Lot 1 Integrated Community Services and Lot 2 Urgent Care Services.

NHS Midlands & Lancashire CSU | Published December 17, 2015  -  Deadline January 22, 2016
cpvs
85323000, 85100000, 85323000, 85100000

Requirement: NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group are seeking participants for a Competitive Dialogue which will lead to the appointment of providers of service to deliver the CCGs Building for the Future vision. The procurement process will be split into 2 lots: — Lot 1 — Integrated community services; — Lot 2 — Urgent care services. The services will be delivered to service users in the West Lancashire area. Background: With a population of 115 000 spread over 347 square kilometres made up of both rural agricultural land and urban town centre living, across the Tarleton, Burscough, Ormskirk, Skelmersdale, Upholland and Parbold areas, NHS West Lancashire CCG has to commission services for very diverse populations in both affluent and deprived communities. We see large differences in life expectancy between the best and worst areas across west Lancashire; for males there is an 8 year gap and for females its 11 years. This intelligence about inequality alongside other current activity data, clinical evidence and feedback from our patients provides a compelling need for change in order to ensure that all adults, especially those with long-term conditions and/or are frail elderly and their carers, receive the safe and high quality services they need to improve their life experience and outcomes. An increasing number of older people, constrained finances for the foreseeable future and fragmented services have led NHS West Lancashire CCG to conclude that a new approach is required, driven by outcomes and described in a high level specification. Providers will need to deliver an integrated solution which focusses on entire pathways from self-care and primary care through community care into secondary or tertiary care, when necessary, but home again as soon as is appropriate for each individual person. The CCG intends to achieve a transformational approach to the provision and delivery of community health services to adults and older people within west Lancashire over the next 5 to 10 years. The CCG intends to realise the vision of true person centred care delivered closer to home, built on the principles of collaboration and collective accountability for agreed outcome domains. NHS West Lancashire CCG intends to work in partnership in a new commissioning model which allows for risk and gain share, enabling investment in out of hospital care. In line with national and local policy, NHS West Lancashire CCG intends to move to a model which aims to reduce unscheduled care activity in adults aged 19 and over and supports and enables patients and their carers to maintain maximum control and independence, empowers and advocates self-care and self-management where this is the patient's preference; integrates health and social care and across sectors of provision; utilises modern remote monitoring and self-care technologies as appropriate; improves health outcomes; reduces inequalities and rebalances delivery towards domiciliary and community provision from bed based models. One of the four high-level outcome domains for this procurement is to ensure people receive the right care, in the right place at the right time. To this end we have also included in the scope of this procurement our General Practice out of hours service and our two walk in centres, along with our acute visiting service and intermediate care provision. We want to ensure that the new model of urgent care in west Lancashire offers a reliable and comprehensive alternative to A&E but works cohesively and integrates thoroughly with the delivery of integrated community care. Running alongside this Procurement, NHS West Lancashire CCG have a number of cohesive strategies such as our work with the Better Care Fund across Lancashire, the Five Year Forward View with its focus on prevention and our work on the development of primary care at scale and pace. Together these drive forward our transformation and integration plans. Despite the continued pressure on our finances and the growing older population, we see this as an exciting time to deliver transformation change through the opportunities for innovation by collaboration e.g. the Early Action project with Lancashire Constabulary, the Neighbourhood Learning Network programme we are undertaking in conjunction with Edge Hill University and the recent success of our Well North bid, amongst others. The Well North philosophy supports the CCGs continued focus on reducing health inequalities; this is a programme, funded by Public Health England, helps develop and test innovative approaches to improve the outcomes of those with the poorest health and most complex lives. It focuses on understanding and building on community strengths and working with communities to develop projects of importance to them which in the long term can be sustained within them. We have great ambitions for Skelmersdale and will expect the community provider to build on the findings of the Well North Project and support the CCG in improving health and wellbeing outcomes here and across the Borough. The CCGs preferred approach to organising care for adults is one where a lead organisation takes responsibility for the delivery of required outcomes. The CCG is open to considering whatever contractual form is most suitable and legally capable of achieving this. The CCG wishes to support transformation and shift in investment into community services through a longer term contract. The contract will be offered for a duration of 5 years with the possibility to extend for a further 2 year duration. The Process: The CCG intends, though competitive dialogue, to develop a new payment mechanisms which will focus on outcomes and support delivery of the right care, in the right place, at the right time. NHS West Lancashire CCG's approach to procurement is 1 of engagement with both providers and stakeholders including people and their carers from the outset, leading to competitive dialogue on the basis that this is likely to produce the most sustainable and innovative solutionscompetitive dialogue on the basis that this is likely to produce the most sustainable and innovative solutions. Scope: The current indicative services in scope at this stage include: Lot 1: A range of identified NHS community services including but not limited to: specific community based specialist and generalist nursing services, intermediate care beds and rehabilitation services. Lot 2: A range of identified urgent care services including but not limited to: GP out of hours services, acute visiting service and two walk in centre services. Further details of the vision are included in the ‘Building for the Future’ vision and further details of the scope of services are included in the MOI. The full scope will be determined and agreed through the competitive dialogue procurement process. It is anticipated that this new services will be operational from April 2017. Wider Scope and Context: There are a range of services, outside of the main community services contract, commissioned by West Lancashire CCG, that are not currently in scope. This includes but is not limited to: — Primary Care — Enhanced services; — Mental Health (acute and community services); — Social Services; — Muscolo skeletal Services and direct access physiotherapy; — A&E and non-elective care; — Planned Care. Although these services are not presently within scope, the successful bidder will be expected to work in close alignment with the providers of these services and other providers of services not directly commissioned by West Lancashire CCG. This will ensure integration across the wider system, recognising the interdependencies of services and the potential impact the relationship between them will have on improved outcomes for patients and carers in West Lancashire and across the system thereby ensuring the seamless, joined up care articulated within the ‘Building the Future Together’ vision document. Although not presently in scope, this does not preclude the option for the CCG to include some or all of the services set out above, within the scope of the contract during the contract term. As examples: — The CCG is calculating the total A&E and Non Elective costs and activity of West Lancashire for older people in secondary care and looking at delivering collective accountability and responsibility through the reporting in shadow form and management of performance of this activity. The CCG is not planning to initially put this into the procurement, but might like to discuss the benefits of including this in the procurement in due course. — Currently the CCG has not included musculo-skeletal and clinical assessment services but may choose to include this during the dialogue. Financial Envelope: Also included in the MOI is 2014/15 anticipated outturn and the estimated financial envelope for 2014/15 against these services, which is subject to further validation. We are seeking expressions of interest from organisations who share the CCG's vision for the future and are willing to work with us in a trusted partnership to further shape, evolve and implement this vision to gain the benefits that this will bring in relation to positive health and wellbeing outcomes for service users, an improved patient and carer experience and the realisation of efficiencies across the system. Interested providers should be able to demonstrate that they have the experience, creativity and capability to drive forward whole system transformation at scale through: — Changing cultures, behaviours and beliefs across the healthcare system; — The provision of modern and IT enabled innovative healthcare services which support patients at all levels of complexity; — Integration across a range of health, social care and voluntary sector services; — Influencing partner organisations to deliver better outcomes for patients. Expression of Interest: Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement-specific information by completing a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) for one or both lots through the portal as follows: https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of the website is free of charge). Once you have expressed interest, access the My PQQs page where you can download documentation (if required) and construct your reply as instructed. You must submit your reply on the website by the deadline stated. For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the BravoSolution Help-desk on +44 8003684850 or help@bravosolutions.co.uk Additional: This description of scope is supplemented by the additional details included within the Memorandum of Information (MOI) which is available from the Bravo e-tendering portal used for this procurement the details of which are set out at the end of this section.

Counselling Services (NHS Birmingham Cross City CCG)

Arden & GEM CSU | Published June 11, 2016  -  Deadline July 11, 2016
cpvs
85000000, 85312320

Aims and objectives of service:

— To provide a primary care counselling service to individuals experiencing emotional or psychological distress for whom counselling is the appropriate intervention;

— To offer a choice of approaches to meet the required outcomes of the client;

— To provide quality services and positive outcomes;

— Improve the mental health and well-being of the community;

— Promote preventative and recovery interventions;

— Work in partnership with general practice, primary care and community clinicians to deliver a seamless transition through the primary care and community pathway;

— Work in partnership with local Improving Access to Psychological Therapy Services, managing clients who do not meet caseness;

— To provide equity of access and outcomes specifically with regard to ethnicity and geographical areas where high socio-economic deprivation exists.

Service description/care pathway:

This service is available to Clients registered with a Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group GP aged 18+ or older on the day of referral. Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by qualified practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their well-being. Counselling services are accessible for people who may be distressed in connection with current or past life challenges and may experience depression, stress or anxiety symptoms. In this context it is expected that interventions will be short-term, time-limited to an average of 4-6 sessions. Interventions can be delivered either face to face, through group work, over the telephone or online (online refers to email or Skype). Information relating to current and anticipated indicative activity can be found as an attachment within the Bravo eProcurement portal. Please see instruction in section II.8) below in regards to accessing the Bravo eProcurement portal.

Days/hours of operation:

— Monday-Friday (between 10:00-19:00);

Saturday (between 10:00-14:00).

‘The times shown are indicative and all service providers are expected to offer access outside of working hours that meets the needs of the local population.’

The service will:

— Provide time-limited focussed counselling sessions per client (based on an average of 4-6 sessions (based on face to face interventions), however, this will be confirmed at assessment stage and reviewed on an ongoing basis between the counsellor and client);

— Undertake an assessment to ascertain the nature/history of the problem and suitability for counselling intervention;

— Understand and ascertain the clients motivation for engagement in purposeful intervention;

— Work closely with other primary care services;

— Undertake appropriate risk assessment for each referral;

— Use a range of approaches to service delivery including telephone access, online and group based activity.

Approaches for delivery:

Indicatively commissioners would expect counsellors practice to be informed by a range of modalities which may include the following:

— Integrative therapy (brings together elements of different therapies to suit individual client need);

— Person-centred therapy (focuses on the way in which individuals perceive themselves);

— Behavioural therapies (focusing on thoughts and behaviours);

— Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic therapies (focussing on relationship patterns evolved from childhood);

— Humanistic therapies (focussing on the ‘here and now’).

Individuals providing therapeutic interventions will be:

— Fully qualified; possessing an accredited qualification(s). (Accredited courses tend to be diplomas, advanced diplomas, post-graduate trainings and bachelors or masters degrees. They are sometimes science-based in title because of a research or clinical element, e.g. MSc in Clinical Counselling) but are more commonly arts-based qualifications. A nationally recognised counselling qualification at diploma/degree level, working towards final accreditation, or equivalent;

— Registered with an appropriate professional counselling body, maintaining membership of a professional counselling body, such as British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) or United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and will abide by its code of practice, or equivalent;

— Qualified staff must be named on a professional register; and

— Receive effective regular clinical supervision by a suitably qualified counsellor/psychotherapist;

— Be able to evidence past working experience;

— Providers should be able to evidence that their workforce adheres to the above upon request. In addition providers are encouraged to use the support of trainees and volunteers where appropriate.

The range of issues that clients may require support with (but not limited to):

— Depression,

— Low mood,

— Abuse,

— Addiction,

— Anger problems,

— Anxiety,

— Bereavement,

— Bullying or harassment,

— Culturally specific issues,

— Domestic violence,

— Family issues,

Financial problems,

— Long-term physical problems, disability, palliative care or end of life,

— Loss of self-esteem,

— Problems at work,

— Relationship issues,

— Sleep problems,

— Stress.

Referrals:

Referrals will be received from a range of organisations including:

— Self-referral,

— GP referral (using an agreed standardised referral from),

— Local third sector providers,

— Local Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) services,

— Local job centres.

Counselling Services (NHS Birmingham Cross City CCG)

Arden & GEM CSU | Published June 11, 2016
cpvs
85000000, 85312320

Aims and objectives of service:

— To provide a primary care counselling service to individuals experiencing emotional or psychological distress for whom counselling is the appropriate intervention;

— To offer a choice of approaches to meet the required outcomes of the client;

— To provide quality services and positive outcomes;

— Improve the mental health and well-being of the community;

— Promote preventative and recovery interventions;

— Work in partnership with general practice, primary care and community clinicians to deliver a seamless transition through the primary care and community pathway;

— Work in partnership with local Improving Access to Psychological Therapy Services, managing clients who do not meet caseness;

— To provide equity of access and outcomes specifically with regard to ethnicity and geographical areas where high socio-economic deprivation exists.

Service description/care pathway:

This service is available to Clients registered with a Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group GP aged 18+ or older on the day of referral. Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by qualified practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their well-being. Counselling services are accessible for people who may be distressed in connection with current or past life challenges and may experience depression, stress or anxiety symptoms. In this context it is expected that interventions will be short-term, time-limited to an average of 4-6 sessions. Interventions can be delivered either face to face, through group work, over the telephone or online (online refers to email or Skype). Information relating to current and anticipated indicative activity can be found as an attachment within the Bravo eProcurement portal. Please see instruction in section II.8) below in regards to accessing the Bravo eProcurement portal.

Days/hours of operation:

— Monday-Friday (between 10:00-19:00);

Saturday (between 10:00-14:00).

‘The times shown are indicative and all service providers are expected to offer access outside of working hours that meets the needs of the local population.’

The service will:

— Provide time-limited focussed counselling sessions per client (based on an average of 4-6 sessions (based on face to face interventions), however, this will be confirmed at assessment stage and reviewed on an ongoing basis between the counsellor and client);

— Undertake an assessment to ascertain the nature/history of the problem and suitability for counselling intervention;

— Understand and ascertain the clients motivation for engagement in purposeful intervention;

— Work closely with other primary care services;

— Undertake appropriate risk assessment for each referral;

— Use a range of approaches to service delivery including telephone access, online and group based activity.

Approaches for delivery:

Indicatively commissioners would expect counsellors practice to be informed by a range of modalities which may include the following:

— Integrative therapy (brings together elements of different therapies to suit individual client need);

— Person-centred therapy (focuses on the way in which individuals perceive themselves);

— Behavioural therapies (focusing on thoughts and behaviours);

— Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic therapies (focussing on relationship patterns evolved from childhood);

— Humanistic therapies (focussing on the ‘here and now’).

Individuals providing therapeutic interventions will be:

— Fully qualified; possessing an accredited qualification(s). (Accredited courses tend to be diplomas, advanced diplomas, post-graduate trainings and bachelors or masters degrees. They are sometimes science-based in title because of a research or clinical element, e.g. MSc in Clinical Counselling) but are more commonly arts-based qualifications. A nationally recognised counselling qualification at diploma/degree level, working towards final accreditation, or equivalent;

— Registered with an appropriate professional counselling body, maintaining membership of a professional counselling body, such as British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) or United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and will abide by its code of practice, or equivalent;

— Qualified staff must be named on a professional register; and

— Receive effective regular clinical supervision by a suitably qualified counsellor/psychotherapist;

— Be able to evidence past working experience;

— Providers should be able to evidence that their workforce adheres to the above upon request. In addition providers are encouraged to use the support of trainees and volunteers where appropriate.

The range of issues that clients may require support with (but not limited to):

— Depression,

— Low mood,

— Abuse,

— Addiction,

— Anger problems,

— Anxiety,

— Bereavement,

— Bullying or harassment,

— Culturally specific issues,

— Domestic violence,

— Family issues,

Financial problems,

— Long-term physical problems, disability, palliative care or end of life,

— Loss of self-esteem,

— Problems at work,

— Relationship issues,

— Sleep problems,

— Stress.

Referrals:

Referrals will be received from a range of organisations including:

— Self-referral,

— GP referral (using an agreed standardised referral from),

— Local third sector providers,

— Local Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) services,

— Local job centres.