United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Welfare services not delivered through residential institutions
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.sps.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00384
Main address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482
Main address: http://www.copfs.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00292
Main address: http://www.scotcourtstribunals.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00396
Section II: Object
01605 Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and Welfare Services to Scottish Central Government
SPS are leading a collaborative procurement on behalf of a range of Scottish public bodies (circa 40 Collaborative Partners with an employee headcount circa 34,000) to secure a provider of an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). The Services are intended to provide support to employees by providing access to confidential advisory and supportive interventions to deal with any personal/work related problems. Services required include: telephone counselling, information services, advice for carers, service’s to management staff, face to face counselling sessions, and referral procedures. Additionally there is a requirement to provide Welfare Services to a number of the Collaborative Partners. The Welfare Service shall comprise of: crisis intervention, welfare services (including home visits) and advocacy (facilitating meetings on behalf of individuals both a support mechanism for staff and a management reporting function for Human Resource Business Partners.
Full details of Specification and Invitation of Tender documentation will be publish in June 2018.
Information regarding the scheduled Bidders Forum will be issued in due course.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Purchasing Authority is acting on behalf of the following organisations:
The Scottish Prison Service is contracting for itself AND on behalf of other contracting authorities as detailed below.
The Scottish Ministers (including Agencies), Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies, offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices, cross-border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998, the Scotland Office, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, special health boards, Forestry Commission, Scottish Futures Trust, Student Loans Company Ltd, the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses, Business Stream Ltd, any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the above, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the above, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the above and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the above.
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