Lancashire County Council, working in partnership with NHS North Lancashire, invites suitably experienced organisations to express an interest in tendering to provide a comprehensive wellbeing and prevention service to improve people’s mental health in the North Lancashire area.
The service will comprise three key elements:
The ‘open access’ and ‘short term’ services will be funded via a long term guaranteed funding contract, which will be awarded through a formal tender process.
Funding for the ‘long term’ support service will be subject to personal budget holders choosing to access the service under self-directed support. It is envisaged that the long term support service will offer both brokerage and directly provided services.
An information pack and pre-qualification questionnaire is available on request. Interested providers should either email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the social care procurement unit on 01772 532447 to request a pack.
An information session for providers will take place on 5 November 2009. Details of how to book a place are included in the information pack. A full service specification for the service will be made available prior to the session.
Please note that completed pre-qualification questionnaires must be submitted by no later than 12pm on Tuesday 1 December 2009 to be considered.