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Title

Birmingham Mental Health Carer Support Service 

Reference number

5PG/11/0017 

Lead commissioner

Birmingham East and North PCT 

Other involved commissioners

BIRMINGHAM EAST AND NORTH PCT; HEART OF BIRMINGHAM TEACHING PCT; SOUTH BIRMINGHAM PCT

Procurement is joint with local authority

Yes 

Care type

Care and treatment

Target population

Children (all); Adolescent or young adult; Adult

Service setting

Primary Care; Community

Service sector

Mental health

Likely total contract term

3 year(s) 

Option to extend contract

Yes 

Likely total contract value (minimum)

£0.00 

Likely total contract value (maximum)

£0.00 

Likely service start date

01/10/2011 

OJEU reference

016866-2011 

Description of requirements

NHS Birmingham East & North, Heart of Birmingham Teaching PCT and NHS South Birmingham are seeking to commission a City Wide Mental Health Carer Support service which will also ensure that young mental health carers are supported.

Commissioners are keen to receive applications from organisations or partnerships of organisations who are able to demonstrate innovation in the development of a service that extends access and makes a real difference in the lives of mental health carers, their families and the people they care for.

One in every 40 people is a mental health carer. Whilst this can be a positive experience it can also compromise a person’s own health and wellbeing, financial situation and life chances.

The Birmingham Mental Health Carer Support Service will provide a range of help and support to carers of people with mental health conditions. Placing the carer at the centre of the service the provider will deliver tiered care which responds to the varying needs of the individuals. The service will comprise the following core components:
- Universal information and advice
- one to one support and advocacy
- development of self-sustaining carer-led peer support groups

In addition the service will promote the rights of carers and contribute to the engagement of carers in the commissioning, development and delivery of its own and other services.

The service will be open to any person who cares for an individual with mental health needs. The service will support carers of any age including young carers under the age of 18. Interventions will be delivered flexibly and will be age-appropriate and ‘time-limited’ with a focus on empowering carers to build personal support networks and coping strategies.

Where appropriate carer support services will work in partnership with statutory health and social care agencies to ensure that needs of carers are properly assessed and carers are enabled to access support to which they are entitled.

The service will be provided to carers with needs ranging from general advice and information to extensive support. To reflect this service will operate a tiered model of support ranging from a universal information offer to one to one support.

A bidder event will be held on 3rd February at 1:30pm in Suite 201, CIBA Building, 146 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 9NX.

SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST AND PROCUREMENT SPECIFIC INFORMATION This exercise will be conducted on the Healthcare Commissioning Services portal at: https://hcs.bravosolution.co.uk. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest & provide additional procurement-specific information (by completing a PQQ) through the portal as follows: i)Candidates should register on the portal at https://hcs.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of the website is free of charge). ii)Once registered, candidates must express interest by a) logging-in to the HCS eTendering portal, b)selecting response to advert and PQQ, c) select Open Access PQQ, d) search for and access listing related to this contract and view details (pqq_123), e) click on Express Interest link iii)Once you have expressed interest, access the My PQQs page where you can download documentation (if required) & construct your reply as instructed. You must submit your reply on the website by the deadline stated. For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the BravoSolution Help-desk on 0800 368 4850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk.


THE HEALTHCARE SERVICES TO WHICH THIS ADVERTISEMENT RELATES FALLS WITHIN PART B OF SCHEDULE 3 TO THE PUBLIC CONTRACTS REGULATIONS 2006 (THE"REGULATIONS") AND ANNEX IIB TO COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2004/18/EC. PLACEMENT OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT NOR ANY OTHER INDICATION SHALL BE TAKEN TO MEAN THAT [PCT] INTENDS TO HOLD ITSELF BOUND BY ANY OF THE REGULATIONS, SAVE THOSE APPLICABLE TO PART B SERVICES.

Next stage

Expressions of interest 

Procurement method

Pre-Qualification Questionnaire 

Reply By

18/02/2011 

Contact name

Fiona Grimshaw/Tom Howell 

Contact address

Suite 202, Ciba Building, 146 Hagley Road, Birmingham 

Contact telephone number

07795 122412 (FG); 07855 229508 (TH) 

Email address for responses

https://hcs.bravosolution.co.uk 

Web link

https://hcs.bravosolution.co.uk 

Associated tender number

 

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Status

Awarded 

Providers

Stonham
Approval Status Approved 
 
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