NHSEI seasonal pressures bid: Tender readiness survey deadline extended

In preparation to bid for the NHSEI seasonal surge capacity tender, we have developed a survey to help us gauge the scale of capacity and provision available. The survey deadline has been extended to 27th August.

A notice to all England-based brand partners that the deadline for our tender readiness survey has been extended until Friday the 27th of August, noon. Thank you to everyone who has completed the survey so far. You can find full details about the tender below, including the link to the survey and a reference copy.

Last week, we alerted England-based brand partners to the exciting opportunity presented by the NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI) procurement for long term seasonal pressures support. This future contract seeks a national provider to respond to surges in demand when they occur throughout the year, with a particular focus on supporting Hospital Discharge (Pathway 0) and community out of hospital wrap around care. Specifically, NHSEI are seeking capacity that: responds to urgent system demand; reduces unnecessary admissions and re-admissions; improves system flow and discharge; increases engagement and choice; supports reablement; and increases independence.

We know the window for bidding will be extremely tight, so in preparation, we have developed a survey to gather information from brand partners in England to help us assess the scale of capacity and provision available across the seven NHS regions. Find full details below, including the link to the survey and a reference copy.

Reference Copy of the Survey

We use MS Forms to capture survey information. Unfortunately, MS Forms does not permit you to save semi completed responses. You must complete the survey in one go. We therefore advise that you download the reference document below and familiarise yourself with the survey questions before attempting to complete the MS Forms version of the survey.

NHSEI seasonal surge capacity tender: Bid development survey now live for England-based brand partners

In preparation to bid for the NHSEI seasonal surge capacity tender, we have developed a survey to help us gauge the scale of capacity and provision available. Find out how you can complete the survey below.

Last week we alerted England-based brand partners to the exciting opportunity presented by the NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI) procurement for long term seasonal surge capacity and support. We know the window for bidding will be extremely tight, so in preparation, we have developed a survey to gather information from brand partners in England to help us assess the scale of capacity and provision available across the seven NHS regions. The survey runs from Tuesday 10th of August until midday on Friday 20th of August. Find full details below, including the link to the survey and a reference copy.

This future contract seeks a national provider to respond to surges in demand when they occur throughout the year, with a particular focus on supporting Hospital Discharge (Pathway 0) and community out of hospital wrap around care. Specifically, NHSEI are seeking capacity that responds to urgent system demand, reduces unnecessary admissions and re-admissions, improves system flow and discharge, increases engagement and choice, reablement and increases independence.

Completing the survey

Age UK expects to submit a bid subject to the full tender pack’s release and a fuller understanding of the funder’s requirements. We know the window for bidding will be extremely tight and in preparation we have developed a survey to help us quickly gather information from brand partners in England to help us assess the scale of capacity and provision available across the seven NHS regions. This is also an opportunity for brand partner to express an early interest in working with Age UK who, if successful, intends to sub-contract brand partners to the framework.

Please only complete the survey if you can offer capacity and support that can quickly mobilise if called-upon and is built on existing services and activity, rather than setting up new activity. The survey covers 5 themes: About your organisation; Your model of delivery; Operational information; Impact; and Mobilisation.

Where possible, we’ve given tick box options and estimate that the survey takes about 20 to 25 minutes to complete. The survey runs from Tuesday 10th of August until midday on Friday 20th of August.

Reference Copy of the Survey

We use MS Forms to capture survey information. Unfortunately, MS Forms does not permit you to save semi completed responses. You must complete the survey in one go. We therefore advise that you download the reference document below and familiarise yourself with the survey questions before attempting to complete the MS Forms version of the survey.

Exciting opportunity for England-based brand partners for NHSEI seasonal support contract

An exciting opportunity for England based brand partners as NHSEI announce intention to contract long-term seasonal support valued at £7m per year.

NHS England & NHS Improvement (NHSEI) has issued a contract notice stating its intention to commission long-term seasonal pressures support across its seven NHS Regions in England for surge capacity to support Hospital Discharge. This contract presents an exciting opportunity for England-based brand partners if Age UK is successful in being awarded the contract. Find out full details about the contract in the document below, including the anticipated timeline, preparations needed to bid, and actions you can take to express your interest in becoming a future delivery partner (subject to a successful bid and contract award).

Free transformative tender and bid writing training

An opportunity for local partners to access a free one-year license to online virtual learning programme for the Charity Sector.

We are delighted to be able to offer local partners the opportunity to access a unique, free online training course designed to enhance the knowledge and tender writing skills of local partners and help you more effectively tell your story, in what will be an increasingly competitive market as we emerge from the pandemic. Unlike traditional e-learning this programme takes learners through nine deliberate reflective practice learning cycles. As such, at the end of the course, your competence to write tender responses will have improved dramatically. Find out all the details below.

You don’t have to have previous bid writing experience to participate. The course is geared towards anybody in the organisation and will transform your ability to not just write tender responses, but any form of persuasive proposal.  For more experienced Bid Managers and Writers, the course still provides tremendous benefits.

This opportunity has been made possible by working in partnership with Tenders-UK and funding from Innovate UK. Over the last 4-months, Tenders UK has developed and run a pilot programme involving local partners who have significantly helped in making this course the tremendous success it is today. We have a long history or working successfully with Tenders UK. Over the past 5-years, they have supported a number of local partners to win tenders, securing over £12 million for partners during that time.

We encourage local partners to nominate a person to participate in the free course. It will have a lasting impact on your ability to secure contracts and funding now and in the future.

To find out all the details please read the brochure below: