NHS South East London CCG (Lambeth borough) is seeking expressions of interest from voluntary sector providers of Bereavement Support services for Adults and Children. The service will provide the highest standard bereavement support, counselling, information and advice to anyone who has been bereaved by death; offer training, support, information and publications to those working to care for bereaved people; and increase public awareness of the needs of bereaved people through education and information services. The services will involve the provision of bereavement support by a fully trained volunteer on a one-to-one basis for a number of negotiated sessions through one-to-one in-person support, telephone or online support or in support groups. The specification includes the provision of information, advice, education and training services to any individual or organisation that requires it and services which are accessible, flexible, non-stigmatising and cost-effective, which may include: (i)Online access to information (ii)A helpline (iii)Individual face-to-face bereavement support from a trained volunteer (iv)Welfare rights information (v)Information about other agencies who can help The population covered will be the GP registered population of the borough of Lambeth, or individuals residing in the borough of Lambeth but not registered with any GP in any borough. This is a reserved contract opportunity and is open only to organisations who meet both of the following criteria: - organisations who are designated as a Small and Medium sized Enterprise (SME) or Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) (see definitions below); and - organisations located in South East London (London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Bexley, Greenwich or Bromley) It is expected that the contract will start on 1st July 2022 and run for a period of 24 months until 30 June 2024 with an annual value of 40,000 (including irrecoverable VAT). The contract may be extended for a further period of up to 12 months at the CCG's discretion. Therefore, if extended, the contract will have a total duration of 36 months and a total value of 120,000 (including irrecoverable VAT). The EOI process will be facilitated entirely online via the ProContract portal. https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=6454e323-067d-ec11-8110-005056b64545 Interested providers are required to express an interest in this project and complete the expression of interest (EOI) questionnaire available on the tender portal before Friday 18th February 2022 at 12:00 (noon). Any expressions of interest received after this deadline will not be considered. Please note that the contract will be awarded without further publication. Interested organisations must express their interest as instructed in this notice if they wish to take part in this procurement process and no further opportunity notice will be published (in line with Regulation 75 (1)(b) of the PCR 2015).
Clifton House,75-77 Worship Street
Contract value: 40000-120000
Published: 2 Feb 2022, Receipt by: 18 Feb 2022
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