Submission of the Expression of Interest
All Expressions of Interest for this contract must be submitted by 12 noon, 1st July 2022
Compassionate Communities is part of a suite of projects delivering across central Bradford where significant health inequalities exist across communities and where the gap in how long people will live is stark. People in these most deprived areas of our district are living with more ill health and dying earlier.
Compassionate Communities (CC) is part of the Reducing Inequalities in Communities (RIC) programme. This is a movement of people and projects who are working together to reduce health inequalities and close the health gap in central Bradford; so that everyone can live healthier, happier and longer lives.
Population health management approach:
The RIC programme follows a population health management framework, using data and knowledge about our local communities to see where there are the greatest inequalities. It involves identifying groups of people at risk of ill health and then focusing on what can be done to prevent it or help them to manage it.
The RIC programme is made up of a range of projects which will help improve people’s health and tackle inequalities at different stages of life. Each project is made up of organisations and partners who are working in communities, who understand the health inequalities people face and who are committed to tackling these.
RIC Compassionate Communities Community Development and Volunteering
Compassionate Communities CD/VC (CC CD/VC) team delivers across Community Partnerships 4/5 and 6. The new delivery partner would be working closely with the existing providers and their Project Managers:
- CP4 – Girlington Centre – Project Lead for CD
- CP6 – Bradford Trident – Project Lead for VC
The CC CD/VC team are an integral part of Central Locality Integrated Care Services (CLICS).
CLICS also provides Community Connectors (Social Prescribers) who work closely with GPs, Advanced Practitioners and practice-based staff to support individuals to link into community-based assets. This means our CC CD/VC are the lynch pin to the success of CLICS. The team increases awareness of existing community assets, supports local grassroots VCS organisations to develop further resources to build community resilience. It upskills community members through health and wellbeing training to be part of creating new services to address gaps and to deliver bespoke answers to issues faced by patients referred to CC CD/VC and community members.
We are inviting expressions of interest from community organisations based and active in CP5 (Bradford East).
You must be an organisation that is:
- Embedded in the locality.
- Experienced in multiple service delivery.
- Supporting smaller local organisations and groups in its locality and has a sound understanding of the communities and issues in the locality.
- Financially independent
- Willing to take on some local co-ordination functions.
- Supported by a Board who recognises the value of this role.
The Provider must:
- Be a Voluntary Sector Charity, CIO, Social Enterprise, CIC, Not-for-Profit Company or constituted community organisation, with clear and transparent charitable objectives.
- Show a commitment to delivering services in Bradford District and Craven.
- Deliver at least 50% of activity or have at least 50% of clients based within the CP5 area.
- Demonstrate a commitment to collaborative working.
- Be committed to actively participating in the work of The VCS Alliance, adhering to the Charity Good Governance Code https://www.charitygovernancecode.org/en/front-page
- Be committed to sharing expertise, knowledge and experience with others
- Have appropriate Insurance Cover in place. Organisations must have at least £5m Public Liability Insurance, and at least £5m Employer’s Liability Insurance.
- Be registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office.www.ico.org.uk/for-organisations
- Have organisational Privacy Policies and Procedures in place covering the Data Protection Act 2018 and UK GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) 2018.
- Become a signatory of an agreed Information Sharing Protocol
- Have completed the NHS Data Security and Protection Toolkit self-assessment for 22–23 or be able to complete this by the end of 2022–23
- Have exiting Cyber Essentials Certification for 22–23 or be able to gain this by April 2023
- Have appropriate core competencies for staff working with or supporting the delivery of this project.
Selection of Delivery Providers
All expressions of interest will be scrutinised by an independent Decision Making Panel. This panel is comprised of cross-sector personnel with experience and understanding of:
- Community Development practice
- The underlying principles and aims of Community Development practice
- Volunteering (strategic and operational)
- Knowledge of the RIC, its aims and objectives
- All submitted Expressions of Interest must achieve a total minimum score of 75% across the scoring matrix to be taken forward to the final Decision Making Panel.
- We are looking for 1 provider for the delivery of this contract, though we are happy to consider partnership working
The Decision Making Panel will meet on Wed 6th July and projects will be informed if they have been selected as a Delivery Provider within a week.
Selected Delivery Providers must be able to commence delivery by the 1st of August 2022, though consideration will be given if TUPE is enacted. We would therefore ask you to consider whether you have the capacity to accommodate such a quick turn around before applying.
1st August 2022 — 31st March 2024
1st August 2022 — 31st March 2023: based on a per annum pro rata rate of the full yearly value
1st April 2023 — 31st March 2024: based on full year value.
For total contract value and payment schedule please contact Kerrie-Lee Barr: firstname.lastname@example.org
As this contract is subject to novation, TUPE requirements may be enacted, please ensure you understand the implications of this before applying.
Successful Expressions of Interest will be asked to demonstrate they can meet any and all documentary conditions such as adequate Public and Employer’s Liability insurance.
What to do next?
- If you are interested in completing an Expression of Interest to deliver this contract, please visit the following link and complete the online form:
- If you want more information before making your decision please email Kerrie-Lee Barr (Acting CEO/ The VCS Alliance) email@example.com
- For a complete Contract and Service specification please visit the following link where you will be able to download the full document:
- To enable potential applicants to gain a fuller understanding of the nature of this programme you can download the logic model here: