Southampton City Council would like to invite expressions of interest from suitably qualified providers for the provision of a Specialist Smoking Cessation service in the city. The overall aim of the service is to support the reduction of smoking by individuals in Southampton. The service will offer training, quality assurance, advice and support to providers with a particular emphasis on the more vulnerable groups. This will be achieved through 5 service elements: • Providing training, advice and peer support to front line professionals • Providing a quality assurance role for providers who are offering smoking cessation services across the City • Providing an operational service to a small number of more complex individuals • Undertake the coordination and collection of national data • Work with Public health to deliver both national and local campaigns While it is not possible to provide an accurate estimate of the potential value, the contract will ask the provider to work with an agreed number of providers which will have been agreed with Commissioners and Public Health lead for smoking cessation. The aim is for contracts to be awarded from January 2021. Contracts commencing on this date will be for a term of 2 years. The forthcoming procurement will be conducted via the Councils tendering portal: https://supplysouthampton.esourcingportal.com/ Providers may wish to register on the portal in readiness for a future tender. If you are interested in expressing an interest in this procurement please contact, SarahJane.O'Reilly@southampton.gov.uk before the 13th July 2020 and provide us with details of your organisation and relevant experience that you have in providing similar services.
Sarah Jane O'Reilly
Published: 2 Jul 2020, Receipt by: 13 Jul 2020
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