Healthwatch North East Lincolnshire Soft Market Testing
A Healthwatch engagement day for those interested in providing a service will be held on Wednesday 25.7.2012.
UK-Grimsby: health and social work services
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
North East Lincolnshire Council
Municipal OfficesTown Hall Square, Great Grimsby
DN31 1HU Grimsby
General address of the contracting authority: http://scms.alito.co.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Other: Social Care
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
North East Lincolnshire.
NUTS code UKE13
After April 2013, local Healthwatch will also support informed choice for residents by acting as a signpost to information about health and social care services. This is one of a range of services currently provided by the patient advice and liaison services (PALS). After April 2013, local Healthwatch will also have responsibility for providing advocacy services in relation to complaints against the NHS. North East Lincolnshire is commissioning its local Healthwatch and the scope of the Healthwatch and any future contract or contracts following the PIN may include (but not necessarily be limited to) the following:
— patient and public involvement in health and social care (as currently provided by LINKs),
— signposting and information services (as currently partially provided by PALS),
— complaints advocacy services in relation to NHS complaints (as currently provided by the Independent Complaints Advocacy Service (ICAS)).
In readiness for this, interested parties should register/express their interest, in attending this event and participating in the soft market testing exercise by downloading forms via https://scms.alito.co.uk and submit completed forms in the format prescribed by uploading them to https://scms.alito.co.uk. The SCMS reference for this project is: NEL26541.
The submission deadline for receipt of all expressions of interest forms is 12noon Friday 13.7.2012.
NB: important note: In order to be involved interested parties must complete an expression of interest form as instructed. Verbal offers of engagement will not be considered.
All expressions of interest in respect of the project or event should be directed via the above web portal. It also contains links to further information with regard to Healthwatch. A Further engagement day may be held in addition to this.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:8.6.2012