This invitation to tender is open for application until 21 April 2020.

  • Due to the impact of COVID-19 in the UK, we have extended the deadline for responses to 12.00 on Tuesday 21 April 2020.
  • We're looking to commission a supplier to work with us to support learning and help foster collaboration between the postholders within the Young people’s future health inquiry: building the policy agenda programme.
  • We anticipate bids up to a maximum of £90,000 (inclusive of VAT and expenses)

The Health Foundation launched the Young people’s future health inquiry in 2017 to explore young people’s ability to access the core building blocks of health: a place to call home, secure and rewarding work, and supportive relationships with their friends, family and community. These building blocks help young people to build the foundation for a healthy life. Young people need the opportunities which help them build these foundations and the systems around them need to create these opportunities.

Between 2020 and 2023, the Health Foundation is funding five policy posts across a range of organisations to build the policy agenda and amplify the voices of young people. The policy posts will be based in different places and organisations and will each explore one of the important topics that emerged in the listening phase of the inquiry. Their work will commence in late May 2020 and more detail can be found on the action phase web page.

The Health Foundation is now seeking to appoint a supplier with the expertise necessary to support learning and collaboration activities of the post holders within this programme.

We expect the appointed supplier to:

  • Work with the Health Foundation and post holders to co-produce the programme and help shape its direction, ensuring that post holders are able to engage with and achieve the vision of the wider action phase of the inquiry.
  • Deliver a short residential workshop at the launch of the programme with the cohort of policy posts. This workshop will be an important opportunity to introduce the cohort to the aims of the action phase and to establish strong working relationships between the post holders. The supplier will be expected to design, facilitate and manage the delivery of the residential workshop.
  • Organise and deliver action learning sets throughout the three year programme. These will be a key tool for the policy posts to share their challenges and examples of good practice.
  • Working with the Health Foundation and the post holders to help deliver skills workshops or seminars, which are intended to develop more practical tools and skills that the post holders will need to successfully deliver their projects.

The provider will be appointed in May 2020. We expect the activity to take place between May 2020 and March 2023.

How to apply

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please go through the following steps to complete your application. 

1. Important supporting information

All applicants must read the Invitation to Tender in full before completing the online application form.

2. The application form

All applications must be completed and submitted via our online system AIMS.

You need to first register on AIMS before you can complete the online application form. It is important that you register as your organisation rather than as an individual. Please include the contact details for the person you wish to be the primary contact for your application.

Full guidance on accessing, completing and submitting your application via AIMS can be found in the Applicants user guide. We recommend that you keep a copy of this manual to hand to refer to while you complete your application.

3. Deadlines

The deadline for online applications is Tuesday 21 April 2020 at 12.00. We will not accept late submissions.

Applicants will be informed whether they will be taken forward for interview by Friday 1 May.

Shortlisted organisations will need to be available to attend a virtual interview on Thursday 14 or Friday 15 May.

Please note: If you have any queries about the programme or application process, email cara.leavey@health.org.uk.

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