Published date: 23 February 2021

This notice was replaced on 28 June 2021

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Opportunity (published 28 June 2021)

Closed early engagement

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services - 85000000

Location of contract

East of England

Procurement reference

Essex Community Wellbeing Service

Published date

23 February 2021

Closing date

7 April 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Essex County Council (ECC) is considering options 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.

Adult Social Care is committed to develop a early help community wellbeing offer across Essex that improves people's independence and wellbeing. Connecting people to information, advice, guidance and tools to promote healthy lives and wellbeing at the earliest point of need, is key to wellbeing. Furthermore this will prevent, reduce or delaying escalation of need, thus managing demand and creating a sustainable future Adult Social Care. Adult Social Care will work with Public Health and the winning provider(s), over the course of the next 12 months to co-design this offer as part of the future service and in principle to investing resource during the term of the contract.

The Council would like to invite all prospective applicants to attend an online market engagement event regarding this forthcoming procurement opportunity which will be conducted via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 13th April 2021 between 14:00 and 16:00. In order to register your attendance at this event, please e-mail:

Please include your organisational details and confirm the names of the representatives who would like to attend this event within your expression of interest message.

More information

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Providers are advised that the stated deadline within this notice relates to the timescales to express an interest in the market engagement for this project and does not represent the submission deadline for any future procurement opportunity.

About the buyer

Contact name

Lorna Baker


Essex County Council
County Hall, Market Road


+44 3330136298