8th July 2020

Invitation to Tender: Mental Wellbeing Services – July 2020

Tender Reference: ACCP20006

The Coventry and Warwickshire Co-operative Development Agency (CDA) is the lead partner of a local partnership which is delivering the Accelerate project. These contracts have been funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund and are part of the Building Better Opportunities Programme.

Accelerate aims to deliver a varied and holistic programme of support for people needing help to tackle barriers to employment across Coventry and Warwickshire.

CDA are looking for a project partner who could support the delivery of Mental Wellbeing Services across Coventry and Warwickshire and become a partner delivering the Accelerate project.

CDA are looking for a project partner who could support the delivery of Mental Wellbeing Services across Coventry and South Warwickshire and become a partner delivering the Accelerate project.

Background to Tender
The project has been delivering advice, guidance, confidence building, skills enhancements, barrier breaking and work experience to over 1500 unemployed or economically inactive people in Coventry and Warwickshire since July 2016, helping participants to overcome barriers and move towards and into employment.

For further details about CDA please refer to www.cwcda.co.uk

The project is funded to run until 31st March 2022.

The project has been very successful to date and has over achieved on most of its targets and outcomes, with many participants benefitting from the support on offer via the project.

Accelerate supports eligible participants across Coventry and Warwickshire with 60% of participants living in priority wards identified by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

The successful bidder will be required to provide Mental Wellbeing services in South Warwickshire and Coventry.

This will include a combination of:

  • One to One general support sessions – maximum 12 sessions per participant ·
  • Group activities to identify mental wellbeing concerns. This may include activities to help participants to self-manage low self-esteem or anxiety and stress.

Delivery will be by a variety of methods including face to face, telephone and video link.

A total of £73,000 is available for this contract. The project allows a maximum 15% of total salary costs towards indirect costs (no evidence required)

We are looking for an organisation who will be able to begin work no later than 1st October 2020 and will deliver until 31st March 2022

Selection Criteria
Applicants will be assessed using the following criteria: ·

  • Successful track record of working on similar contracts
  • The extent to which the proposal meets the contract requirements ·
  • Value for money

All tenders will be scored. Delivery to the specification will contribute towards 65% of the score, 25% towards previous experience and 10% towards Value for money.

Tenders should include information about how you would approach the support and your experience delivering similar activity in the past. Please also provide a breakdown of your costs (i.e. number of staff days, materials budget etc.)

Please provide contact details of two suitable referees who can be contacted prior to the award of the tender.

All tenders should quote the tender reference in the subject heading and be provided in writing and emailed to:

Mandy Bygrave – Operations Manager
Coventry and Warwickshire Co-operative Development Agency

Email: m.bygrave@cwcda.co.uk

30A Binley Road
West Midlands

Tel: 024 7663 3911

Tenders are invited before 5pm on Friday 14th August 2020.

Please feel free to contact us with any queries you have regarding your submission.

Interviews for successful applicants will take place on Friday 28th August 2020 via zoom.