Published date: 19 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: 8 June 2021, 2pm

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services - 85000000

Location of contract

North East

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

19 April 2021

Closing date

8 June 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2022

Contract end date

31 March 2029

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type


Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



County Durham is developing a proposal for a different way of working with our communities and delivering interventions, at a locality place-based level. With this in mind we are seek a group of organisations to work with us in an Alliance.
The aim of the Alliance is to co-produce, co-ordinate and provide a range of support services for people with mental health needs.

The Alliance will provide support to people to become independent and, where possible, prevent the need for social care services along with support to step down from services, by providing the right support at the right time.
The service will need to promote wellbeing as a concept to individuals in order to build resilience and help keep individuals mentally, emotionally and physically well. The service should sign-post or support individuals to take part in activities that promote wellbeing.
The Alliance will include the providers and commissioners and will help improve access to information and support, remove the barriers between services and departments, improve and strengthen partnership working and further integrate care and health services.
The expected start date for the proposed contract is 01/04/2022.
The expected end date for the proposed contract is 31/03/2029

The proposed contract is to be let with an option to extend for a further 36 months from the actual end date.

How to apply

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

About the buyer

Contact name

Louiza McIntosh


Corporate services
County Hall
United Kingdom


+44 3000265425


Closing: 8 June 2021, 2pm