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Middlesbrough Wellbeing Hub Service.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Middlesbrough Borough Council
2nd floor, Civic Centre
For the attention of: Mr Stephen Snaith
TS1 2QQ Middlesbrough
Telephone: +44 1642729178

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: Middlesbrough Council
PO Box 502, Vancouver House, Gurney Street
For the attention of: Lisa Jones
TS1 9FW Middlesbrough
Telephone: +44 1642728197

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Middlesbrough Wellbeing Hub Service.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKC12

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Middlesbrough Council is seeking to engage interested providers in shaping a prospective tender opportunity for an Integrated Wellbeing Hub Service. The proposed opportunity will cover a 5 year contract term (3 years + 1 + 1) at an estimated value of 1 100 000 GBP, with the aim of coordinating the management of a range of wellness services housed within a new Integrated Wellbeing Hub in central Middlesbrough. Integrated wellness services are defined as those services that promote health and wellbeing via a range of healthy lifestyle and psycho-social interventions. A fully-integrated wellbeing offer would aim to encompass the services outlined below, through a combination of service co-location, integrated pathways (with/without navigation support), and whole system integration: - Healthy lifestyle services: smoking cessation, nutritional advice, healthy mind advice, physical activity, sensible drinking advice, health literacy and skills; - Self-care and independent living: self-care/conditions management, affordable warmth, care and repair, equipment, aids and adoptions, advocacy; - Families and early years support: healthy pregnancy, breastfeeding, parenting support; - Work, learning and skills: occupational health, employment support, volunteering, education and learning, health literacy; - Health protection and personal safety: substance misuse, dental health promotion, sexual health, violence prevention; - Community development and leisure: arts and cultural, leisure services, community events/training, health walks, cook and eat; - Welfare: housing advice and homelessness, debt advice, welfare rights. To ensure a systematic approach to the delivery and management of wellbeing services, Middlesbrough Council is seeking to bring together on-site and community-based assets by tendering for an ‘Integrated Wellbeing Hub’ that will: - Link wellness services to the emerging Single Point of Access (SPA) and Early Help Hub in Middlesbrough, in supporting those with low to moderate health and wellbeing needs; - Coordinate the holistic assessment of incoming referrals; - Identifying key wellbeing needs and adopting evidence-based action planning approaches that encourage self-management and sufficiency; - Utilise a community asset approach to sign-posting and preventative case management, by drawing on the diverse range of voluntary and community-based services to collaboratively support identified needs and prevent the escalation of issues, risks and concerns; - Provide a governance framework and develop service standards for a range of integrated wellbeing providers that supports a person-centric approach to delivery and contributes to: improved outcomes, improved quality, integrative practice, robust stakeholder engagement and whole-system fit, efficiency improvements, and long-term sustainability; - Pro-actively build community capacity by providing training and support, and organising opportunities for sharing best practice with a range of providers; - Be outward facing in the development of a sustainable growth strategy which builds on existing assets and maximises the triple bottom-line. On-site space will be made available for the provider at the hub-site; - Eliminating the need to acquire or finance accommodation within the proposed bid price. The proposed hub will include a range of consultation and training rooms, gym and studio space, as well as community kitchen and cook-and-eat facilities, which will be designed to accommodate a range of needs and build-in flexibility for ongoing service development and improvement. Middlesbrough Council believes the proposed Wellbeing Hub Service is an exciting and innovative opportunity best delivered by an organisation with a strong track record in promoting social value and sustainable service delivery. The key service objective outlined above will require strong commercial public health skills - with sound knowledge and experience of addressing local health needs and inequalities, and evidence of effective community engagement and co-producing approaches to wellbeing. Middlesbrough Council is keen to ensure that the market-place plays an active role in shaping a viable and attractive tender opportunity. As such, we wish to engage interested providers in responding to the market sounding questionnaire available on the NEPO portal by Friday, 18.3.2016. Middlesbrough Council would also like to invite interested providers to meet service commissioners to further discuss the requirement on a 1-to-1 appointment basis. Appointments can be made available from Monday, 29th February until Friday, 18.3.2016 by emailing
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 1 100 000 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:
This PIN notice is not a call for competition.
The Market Sounding Questionnaire can be obtained from the NEPO Portal.

To express an interest please log onto the North East Purchasing Organisation (NEPO) portal via: and locate the Middlesbrough Council tender provision through the search facility. You will then be required to register your interest in this contract. If you are not registered on the NEPO portal (Pro Contract) you will need to complete the registration (free of charge) before registering your interest. All documentation will be available through the Pro-contract system. If you have any problems registering an interest contact Stephen Snaith telephone. 01642 729178.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: