New Tender Opportunity: Psychosocial Support Service

New Tender Opportunity: Psychosocial Support Service

11 November, 2020

Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN) is advising of a Tender Opportunity to be an additional provider of the Psychosocial Support Service across the EMPHN catchment.

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Name of Tender: Psychosocial Support Service

The purpose of the Psychosocial Support Service is to provide non-clinical community-based support for people with severe mental illness and associated reduced psychosocial functional capacity who are not eligible for assistance through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The focus of the Psychosocial Support Service is to build capacity and connectedness at times when this is most needed, rather than providing ongoing support. The service will focus on supporting consumers to:

  • receive practical help with tasks such as day-to-day living
  • be supported to improve wellbeing such as mental health, physical health and financial wellbeing
  • establish connections and relationships with others, such as family, friends, peers, community, mainstream supports and other services.

The new Psychosocial Support Service provider will collaborate with EMPHN’s existing Psychosocial Support Service provider Neami National, and Mental Health Stepped Care providers across the north-east, outer-east and inner-east regions within the EMPHN catchment. Tender responses must deliver Services to consumers across the entire EMPHN region as outlined below. The successful Service Provider will be contracted for service delivery from 01 March 2020 (or earlier if possible).

This RFT will require tenderers to lodge their responses in two parts:

(i) The first is the pre-qualification component of the Tender Response

(ii) The second is the remaining component of the Tender Response

Only Tenderers who meet the pre-qualification requirements set by EMPHN may submit the remaining component of the Tender Response. Please ensure you read all parts of the RFT to understand the process for lodging a response.

Applications open: 4 November 2020

Applications close: 9 December 2020

Program planned to start: 1 March 2021 (or earlier if possible)

Program duration: 31 December 2021