Patient nonattendance and failure to engage with eating disorder services can be costly to the individual in terms of the delay in obtaining appropriate timely treatment and the unnecessary suffering and discomfort this may entail. NHS Kent and Medway CCG intend to commission a peer support and patient engagement services for adults with an eating disorder in the Kent and Medway region. Two peer support workers and involvement representatives will work with The Kent and Medway All Age Eating Disorder Service to aid patient engagement and participation. Peer Support workers support the recovery model, act as a mentor, assist in delivery of peer support groups as well as eating disorder training, education, and awareness (with appropriate training and clinical supervision). The CCG would expect the indicative activity to be around 75 service users and 25 carers to be supported per annum. Further details relating to the service can be found in the attached service specification included as part of this notice. The contract will be for 24 months with the option to extend for up to a further 12 months. Providers who are able to deliver and are interested in bidding for this contract must express an interest by the deadline. The Service being procured is a Schedule 3 (Health) Service, however the value of the contract falls below the Public Contract Regulations 2015 Light Touch Regime threshold. Instructions for expressing an interest via the EU Supply eProcurement Portal are detailed below. 1. Go to https://uk.eu-supply.com/login.asp?B=UK and click the link to register (If your organisation has not registered previously) 2. Once registered, login in to the system and look for 'quote/tender' reference: 49625 - Peer support and patient engagement services for adults with an eating disorder (Kent and Medway). For any technical support relating to the EU Supply eProcurement Portal, please contact the e-tendering helpdesk on 0800 840 2050 or firstname.lastname@example.org Another notice relating to this opportunity will NOT be published. Only providers who have expressed a formal expression of interest, in line with instructions detailed within the EU Supply eProcurement Portal , will be invited to bid for this contract. (Further details relating to this process and the contract opportunity can be obtained via the eProcurement Portal). If you are able to deliver and are interested in bidding for this service, an expression of interest must be submitted no later than 17:00 on Friday 18th February 2022. Please note, the CCG intention is for the service to commence on or before the 1st April 2022.
Richard Ward (on behalf of NHS Kent and Medway CCG)
Arden and GEM Commissioning Support Unit
Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, PO Box 2374
Contract value: 300000
Published: 3 Feb 2022, Receipt by: 17 Feb 2022
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