Tender No: 1839906
Tender Name: Community Based Crisis De-escalation Service for Adults experiencing Social and Emotional Crisis including Support for their Family / Carer presenting in the Belfast HSC Trust area
Contract Period: 1 January 2019 – 31 March 2020 (with the option to extend the contract for a further period of 12 months to 31 March 2021)
The Public Health Agency (PHA) wishes to invite applications from Tenderers to provide a pilot Crisis De-escalation Service (Belfast Locality) for adults presenting in social and emotional crisis to the Emergency Department in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust area or within the community setting (via a small number of nominated agencies who are members of the Belfast Community Response Plan Steering Group). This Service will deal with those individuals who do not meet the threshold for Step 3 statutory mental health Services but require a ‘Safe Place’ which will offer containment, de-escalation and referral to more longer-term care where appropriate.
The Public Health Agency will appoint one Provider to deliver this Service. A single organisation may submit a Tender in its own right as a single entity, or participate in a Tender response as a constituent member of a consortium or as a lead contractor or as a sub-contractor in a sub-contracting arrangement. However, a single organisation may only be party to one Tender Response i.e. a single organisation cannot submit a Tender response as a single entity and also participate as a member of a consortium and/or as a lead contractor or as a sub-contractor in a sub-contracting arrangement in a separate Tender response.
Budget - The Contract value will not exceed £299,000 for the initial contract period (1 January 2019 – 31 March 2020). If additional funds are made available to the PHA for the Service, there could potentially be up to 15% added to the contract value on an in-year basis.
The Tender pack is available through the procurement web portal eTendersNI, at https://eTendersNI.gov.uk (Resource ID 1839906)