Stop Smoking (Quits and Prevention) Service

Stop Smoking (Quits and Prevention) Service

A high quality, evidence based, Stop Smoking (Quits and Prevention) Service is being sought that will reduce the prevalence of smoking and improve smoking related health outcomes for Tri-Borough residents through: • Interventions; targeted support and coaching (in group and one to one settings) to help current smokers within the Tri-Borough stop smoking.

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Deadline date:26/06/2013

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value:£5,000,000 – £10,000,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Inner London – West Inner London – West,

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: City of Westminster and Tri-Borough Authorities

 

Description of the contract

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable and premature deaths in the UK and is estimated to cost the wider public purse within the Tri-Borough area (Westminster City Council, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham) £110m each year. A high quality, evidence based, Stop Smoking (Quits and Prevention) Service is being sought that will reduce the prevalence of smoking and improve smoking related health outcomes for Tri-Borough residents through: • Interventions; targeted support and coaching (in group and one to one settings) to help current smokers within the Tri-Borough stop smoking in accordance with NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) guidelines, this includes ongoing support and 4 and 12 week ‘follow ups’. • Promotion; to deter current non-smokers from starting to smoke and reduce the harm caused by passive smoking; promotional work should link in with national stop smoking campaigns, e.g. Stoptober. The SSQP service will also work with local GPs and Pharmacies who provide related stop smoking services to residents, this work will primarily involve training Stop Smoking Advisers, co-ordinating service and capturing and reporting data on quitters. The successful provider(s) will meet challenging targets that will contribute to a reduction in tobacco-related morbidity and mortality for adults, in particular amongst those groups that experience greater health inequalities, and ensure that each of the three boroughs meets Department of Health smoking prevalence targets by the end of the contract period. The Stop Smoking (Quits & Prevention) Service is a joint procurement between the Tri-Borough Councils, being tendered by Westminster City Council to start on or around the 1st of January 2014 for a period of four years. The service is being tendered in lots, one lot for each borough and providers are invited to apply for one, any combination of two, or all three lots. To request a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire please contact Kevan Twohy, ktwohy@westminster.gov.uk, 020 7641 4072.

 

Documents

Classification of the contract

85100000 Health services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – 25

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: 01/01/2014 – 31/12/2017

 

Who to contact

Contact name Kevan Twohy

Organisation name City of Westminster & Tri-Borough Authorities

Address City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP

Telephone 02076414072

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How to apply

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs).However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement,and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement,and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.