HealthWatch Gloucestershire

HealthWatch Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is looking for a Provider to establish an independent social enterprise trust by 1/4/13 to deliver a local Healthwatch organisation for Gloucestershire that will be called “Healthwatch Gloucestershire”.
Gloucestershire County Council
HealthWatch Gloucestershire
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Gloucestershire County Council – HealthWatch Gloucestershire from April 2013
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 aims to put patients and the public at the heart of everything our health and care services do. The Act establishes an independent consumer champion called Healthwatch that will give citizens and communities a stronger voice to influence and challenge how health and care services are delivered at both a national and local level.
Further information regarding HealthWatch visit: http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/tag/healthwatch/
Gloucestershire is looking for a Provider to establish an independent social enterprise trust by 1/4/13 to deliver a local Healthwatch organisation for Gloucestershire that will be called “Healthwatch Gloucestershire”. This new organisation will build on the work of Gloucestershire Local Involvement Network (LINk) to ensure that Healthwatch Gloucestershire is managed to deliver the listed outcomes. The Provider will be expected to be able to deliver the core functions and collaborate with Gloucestershire County Council and its partners to adapt and build the service.
The contract is initially for 24 months with an option to extend for a further two periods of 12 months.  The annual budget for this is anticipated to be approximately £371,000 and includes staff from the exiting providers.
If prospective providers wish to access further essential information and submit a response, they must download, complete and return the attached Confidentiality Certificate. The Confidentiality Certificate must be returned to Healthwatch@gloucestershire.gov.uk
In addition, providers must register an interest in the opportunity by logging into Procontract and clicking on the ‘register an interest’ button.
Once the signed Confidentiality Certificate has been received, the registered interest will be accepted and then the provider will be able to access the additional information required to make their submission including detailed service and staffing information.
Part A and Part B of the ITT.  Part A details the specification, terms and conditions and other instructions. Part B comprises the required forms for the provider to make their response/submission.  Prospective providers are advised to read both of these documents carefully to inform themselves about the opportunity and whether they would be interested in submitting a response.
We strongly advise interested providers to read Parts A and B and if they wish to respond, to register an interest and return the signed Confidentiality Certificate as soon as possible to ensure they have the longest possible time to prepare their submission.
Deadline for registering an interest: 13th November 2012 at 6:00am.
Deadline for submitting a tender response: 23rd November 2012 at 6:00am.
Please log in to Procontract if you wish to access the Confidentiality Certificate and register an interest in the opportunity.
 

Contact:
Mrs Susan Thompson
Email Address:
susan.thompson@gloucestershire.gov.uk
Telephone:
01452 425470
Address:
Shire Hall
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL1 2TG
United Kingdom
Key Dates
01/04/2013
31/03/2014
15/10/2012 08:58
23/11/2012 06:00