INVITATION TO TENDER

Social Prescribing.On behalf of Healthy Lives Together (company number OC419482)
Tier 1 and Tier 2 provision

On behalf of Healthy Lives Together, North East Lincolnshire CCG hereby invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced providers to provide a Social Prescribing Service in North East Lincolnshire. These will be made up of one Tier 1 Provider and several Tier 2 Providers. 
Further information is provided in the available documents.  

The Five Year Forward View (FYFV, NHS England, 2014) specifically highlighted the need for new approaches to health care provision that utilise and combine with community assets. The Social Prescription model fits with the NHS FYFV and provides an effective means to address these support factors.

It is widely understood that wider social, economic and environmental factors have a significant influence on people’s health and wellbeing.

Social prescribing can help address some of these wider determinants of health by linking patients in primary care with sources of support in the community.

Within the local context Social Prescribing forms part of the CCG’s commitment to reducing pressure on the health and social care system and dovetails with other local services providing prevention-focused services and activities.

It should be noted that this Social Prescribing services are not commissioned by North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). It is being commissioned by Healthy Lives Together who will contract directly with the Tier 1 and 2 Providers.
As this will not be a Public Contract this procurement does not fall under the Public Contract Regulations 2015

Further information is included in the Memorandum of Information and it's associated annexes.

Full Tender documents and instructions are available below:

          Tier 1

Bidder Event

There will be an opportunity to meet the commissioners and ask any questions you may have on the brief and how we see the new infrastructure support approach operating within North East Lincolnshire.

It will be held on:

20th October 2017. 2pm – 4pm.

Centre 4
17a Wootton Road
Grimsby
North East Lincolnshire
DN33 1HE


Questions and responses raised at this event will be published in the Q&A section below. 

Social Prescribing Tender Question & Answers :

A question and answer processes will run until 5pm 14th November 2017

Ongoing questions and responses as well as any amendments to the documents or the process will be published on this webpage. Questions raised at the bidder event will also be published after the event.
Providers are asked to regularly check for updated responses.

Amendments and Question & Answers 10th November 2017

Questions or queries should be submitted using the Q&A template (annex C) found in the tender pack to: 

nelccg.socialprescribing@nhs.net