Establishment of a Local Healthwatch in Hackney

Establishment of a Local Healthwatch in Hackney

The Council is currently in the process of appointing an independent Chair to oversee the establishment and day to day management of Healthwatch Hackney. The winning provider will be expected to work with and support the Chair in establishing Healthwatch Hackney and in developing the organisation.

Reference number: HPS/H&C/0188

Deadline date:25/01/2013

This deadline is for… Submission of Tender Responses

Contract value:£0 – £150,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Inner London – East London Borough of Hackney

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY

 

Description of the contract

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 replaces the current public and patient engagement mechanism Local Involvement Network (LINk) with a new body called Local Healthwatch. The Act requires Local Authorities with adult social care responsibilities to commission a local Healthwatch from 1st April 2013. To this end, the Council is looking to procure a single, experienced Provider to deliver management skills and support services to the new Healthwatch Hackney. The initial contract period shall be for 2 years period and the Council will have the option to extend the contract by a further 12 months, subject to performance and availability of funding. The Council is currently in the process of appointing an independent Chair to oversee the establishment and day to day management of Healthwatch Hackney. The winning provider will be expected to work with and support the Chair in establishing Healthwatch Hackney and in developing the organisation.

 

Documents

Classification of the contract

98334000 Wellness services

85323000 Community health services

85320000 Social services

85300000 Social work and related services

85100000 Health services

85140000 Miscellaneous health services

85000000 Health and social work services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 24 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Carol Hinvest

Organisation name LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY

Address Town Hall, Mare Street, London, E8 1EA

Telephone 0208 356 8045

Extension number:

Fax

Web address www.hackney.gov.uk

 

How to apply

Tenderers shall submit two hard copies and one soft copy on CD-ROM or memory stick of their tender responses to the Contract Manager Carol Hinvest at the address stated below by no later than noon, 25th January 2013. London Borough of Hackney Procurement Centre Keltan House (Bocking Street entrance) 89-115 Mare Street London E8 4RU The tender document can be downloaded from the London Borough of Hackney’s website at the following link: http://www.hackney.gov.uk/f-tenders-828.htm

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