Published date: 16 April 2021

Last edited date: 22 April 2021

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 21 May 2021, 5pm

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services - 85000000

Location of contract

East Midlands

Value of contract

£0 to £1

Procurement reference


Published date

16 April 2021

Closing date

21 May 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 July 2021

Contract end date

31 January 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Other: Open

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



NHS Lincolnshire CCG would like to invite providers to attend a virtual Market Engagement Event regarding the provision of Wellbeing Hubs and Community Connectors Services across Lincolnshire, which will form the basis of two future procurements.

Due to the rurality and poor transport infrastructure of the East Lindsey, SOLAS and First Coastal Primary Care Networks the vision is to build a wellbeing hub (central co-ordination) based in each of the three PCN's which will be extended to cover the wider population via satellite spokes in towns and villages. The model is embryonic and provision should be based on local need, however a mixture of the following will be provided:
*Arts &Crafts Groups
*1:1 Befriending
*Financial advice/employment support
*Cafes/community drop ins

The Crisis Resolution Home Treatment teams will promote the Mental Health Wellbeing hubs and use these venues as a place to 'meet' clients, and connect them to activities and resources in their community.

Community Connector roles we be recruited to each area to lead local initiatives, they will be required to:
- Support an alternative provision to 'crisis'/ that would be deemed appropriate for low level support by supporting people to access a safe, supportive and therapeutic environment, promoting independence, opportunity and recovery for all.
- Develop community-led events and activities to engage and connect key communities and partners to projects, making best use of the available community assets and driving peer support for community groups and community leaders.
- Support de-escalation and 'step down' from the 24/7 Lincolnshire Mental Health helpline and embed pathways to support escalation up for support.
- Identify and establish linkages with key community leaders and individuals, to identify solutions, build skills, community activities and facilitate new connections.
- Provide support and encouragement for communities to identify, map and promote their community assets and publish on the Lincolnshire County Council Connect 2 Support Directory if Services-
- Build on the increased levels of social action and the willingness for people to support their communities
- Ensure support reaches out to vulnerable, deprived and isolated members of society and identify ways to enhance access and reduce barriers.

The initial contract length will be for a period of 18 months initially with a view to review and confirm future provision after this period.

The CCG would like to invite all potential bidders to two events, so they can be informed of the detail of the service & procurements.

The dates are:

23/04/21 3-4pm
05/05/21 3-4pm

Please register & log into EU Supply at the following url:
Search for Quote/tender 44153 - Market Engagement Event for the Provision of Lincolnshire Community Connector Hubs and complete the booking form

More information

Additional text

Details can be found at: EU Supply Portal

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer


Bridge House, The Point, Lions Way
NG34 8GG


Closing: 21 May 2021, 5pm