HSE Mental Health Services, Dublin South Central, Kildare and West Wicklow: Invitation to Tender

HSE Community Healthcare Organisation Dublin South Central, Kildare, West Wicklow is now seeking tenders from interested individuals/organisations to collaborate on the project below.

Background:

The aim of HSE CHO7 Mental Health Services is to create pathways to community living for all service users, which includes those living in HSE 24-hour supported accommodation.

Within CHO7 there are approximately 100 people living in HSE 24-hour supported accommodation. This project endeavours to listen to the voices of the residents and enable us to understand their wishes for their current and future living environments. The project also aims to gather the clinical information necessary to provide the knowledge to the service that would support the move towards separating housing support from mental health support for people with enduring mental health difficulties. The project proposes to carry out the following work:

  1. Gather demographic information on the resident population
  2. a. To work with residents to support them to describe their experience of living in 24-hour supported residences. Multiple methods can be used (Photovoice will be one method of collecting this data. Photovoice.org will be contracted to complete this part of the work with a separate budget)
    b. To work with residents to support them to describe how they would like things to be in the future in terms of housing and support. Multiple methods can be used (Photovoice will be one method of collecting this data. Photovoice.org will be contracted to complete this part of the work)
  3. Describe the current model of service delivery within the residences
  4. Carry out a recovery orientated clinical assessment of support needs with residents

The successful applicant will work alongside the existing Project Group, which includes residents and other people with lived experience and with Photovoice.org.

Timeframe:

August 2021 to October 2022

Objectives:

Phase One- Design

  • To gather and present demographic information on the resident population
  • To work with the Project group to design a process to carry out points 2 to 4 above
  • To work with the Project Group and with Photovoice.org to design the process by which Photovoice can be integrated

Phase Two – To work with residents to support them to describe their experience of living in 24-hour supported residences.

To work with residents to support them to describe how they would like things to be for them in the future in terms of housing and support.

  1. To work with the Project Group and Photovoice.org to carry out the agreed process
  2. To work with the Project Group to collate and analyse the data
  3. To deliver a write up of the process in collaboration with the Project Group

Phase Three: Describe the current model of service delivery within the residences. Carry out a recovery orientated clinical assessment of support needs with residents

  • To carry out the agreed process to describe the current service delivery
  • To support the rollout of the assessment process
  • To collate and analyse the data from the assessment process
  • To deliver a write up of the process

Tender requirements:

Submissions must include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae (including names of two referees)
  • Background and relevant previous experience of the applicant
  • Sample of similar work undertaken
  • Proposed approach and methodology
  • A breakdown of projected costs and hours worked in relation to each phase of the project
  • How the proposal represents value for money
  • A copy of Tax Clearance and all relevant Insurance documents.

Successful applicants should have the following:

  • Postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline;
  • An interest and passion for developing processes which allow the voices of service users to be heard.
  • Knowledge of mental health services and policies in the Irish context;
  • Experience using a range of research methods, including evaluation research methods, qualitative and quantitative research methods, in particular participatory action research;
  • Knowledge and experience of working with multi-agency groups and stakeholders;
  • Experience in the maintenance of detailed, accurate and fully evidenced time-keeping records;
  • Experience in producing high quality evaluation research reports to publishable standard;
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to adhere to strict reporting and budgetary requirements.

Assessment of Tender

Each tender received will be assessed on the basis of:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the brief 10%
  • Previous relevant experience 40%
  • Proposed outline of research and methodology with timelines and demonstration of an innovative approach 40%
  • Price 10%

To note: Additional information may be sought at the assessment phase. Before awarding the evaluation, a short listed number of the most competitive tenders may be invited for further discussions/interview on their proposal.

Budget: €20,000 inclusive of VAT and expenses.
Closing Date for receipt of applications: Extended to 11th July
Dates for further discussion/interviews: The week of the 19th July

Applications to: susan.kehoe@hse.ie but also needs to be posted to:
Susan Kehoe
1st Floor, Ballyfermot Primary Care and Mental Health Centre
Ballyfermot
Dublin 10

Further enquiries can be sought in advance of submission from:
Susan Kehoe
Susan.kehoe@hse.ie
0877472364

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
11th May, 2021
Region
Dublin South Central / Kildare / West Wicklow
Expiry Date
11th Jul, 2021