Published date: 28 June 2021

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 27 July 2021, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services - 85000000

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract


Procurement reference

Essex Community Wellbeing Service

Published date

28 June 2021

Closing date

27 July 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2022

Contract end date

31 March 2029

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (OJEU)

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

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Essex County Council (ECC) is seeking to procure for a Countywide Community Wellbeing and Resilience Service, tackling Health Inequalities at its heart and using new methodology to deliver support for wellbeing at large scale and over time. This service will deliver health improvement programmes, including but not limited to, smoking cessation, weight management and NHS health checks, and will also focus on addressing broader determinants and working directly with communities to harness community assets for wellbeing.
It is a restricted procurement process with bidders required to complete and pass the SSQ prior to being invited to the ITT stage. The top four scoring bidders from the SSQ stage will be taken through to the ITT.
The SSQ needs to be completed and submitted by the 27th of July 2021 at 12.00pm. The documents will be available via Proactis using the link
At ITT stage, this procurement will be evaluated on the basis of 40% price, 50% quality and 10% social value, the ITT closing date will be 30th of September 2021 at 12.00pm.
The winning bidder will be awarded a contract on an initial 5 year period with the option to extend for a further two years subject to governance.
The contract value has been estimated at £5,911,567 per annum but with an additional 10% allowance for un-foreseen potential services to be added at a later date.
We are looking to procure a lead provider model with subcontractors if required/consortium or special delivery vehicle.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Essex Community Wellbeing Service

  • Early engagement
  • Published 23 February 2021

About the buyer

Contact name

Lorna Baker


County Hall E3 Zone 4