The Integrated Health and Care Commissioning Team at HCC recently shared a notice about a tender for the Provision of a Children and Young People’s Mental Health Early Intervention Service that we wanted to share with our members.  Please read below for further details on the contract from the Integrated Health and Care Commissioning Team:

Dear Provider


We are writing to draw your attention to a recent advertisement issued by Hertfordshire County Council, alerting organisations to the existence of a procurement process for the requirement detailed above.


The advertisement is located at:


  • Supply Hertfordshire website –

  • As a Contract Notice in the supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) reference 2017/S 231-481741


This tender is for the provision of a Children and Young People’s Mental Health Early Interventions Service to deliver a consistent Hertfordshire-wide community based early intervention Service that focuses on the needs of CYP, adopting a holistic and integrated approach. It is for Tenderers to propose an innovative service model in which all elements and outcomes detailed in this Service Specification are delivered. The model should embed the THRIVE Principles. The Service will be a free and confidential Service that provides a range of early intervention evidence-based talking and online therapies for CYP registered with a Hertfordshire GP, including an online offer. To ensure the Service model offers a person-centred approach, it will include the use of existing voluntary sector counselling providers in Hertfordshire where appropriate. The estimated total value of the Contract is £6,300,000.00 and is for the core Contract period inclusive of the approximate value for extensions. For the avoidance of doubt, the estimated annual Contract value will be approximately £1,260,000.00. The Contract will be awarded for a core period of 3 years, with the option to extend the Contract up to 2 further years. Please note that the Contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands.


We are making you aware of this advertisement because it is felt that you may be a potential provider for this forthcoming opportunity. Although your attention has been drawn to this advertisement, it does not in any way mean that you have been pre-selected, that your suitability for the forthcoming opportunity has been assessed, or that you will otherwise be treated differently to any other provider who responds to the advertisement.


To express your interest in this advertisement, you must ensure your organisation is registered with Supply Hertfordshire and follow the full instructions provided within the advertisement.


Yours Sincerely,

Integrated Health and Care Commissioning Team
Adult Care Services
Hertfordshire County Council