Continuity of Service (CoS) Program – Commissioning Soon and Pre-Tender Briefing Announcement
Thursday, March 12 2020
This announcement has been updated 26 March 2020.
Adelaide PHN will soon be inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced organisations to deliver the Continuity of Service (CoS) Program and will be holding a pre-tender briefing to support potential providers with preparing their application.
This program will provide psychosocial support activities for clients who previously accessed support under Partners in Recovery (PIR), Support for Day to Day Living in the Community (D2DL) and Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) and who have been found ineligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The services will be commissioned via an open tender process (Request for Proposal (RFP)) which we anticipate releasing late in March 2020. The services will form part of the Commonwealth Government’s Psychosocial Support for People with Severe Mental Illness measure. Commonwealth Continuity of Support (CoS) Guidance can be found here.
Overview of Services to be Commissioned
Supports delivered under this program will be predominantly group based, focus on skill development, and provide additional targeted individual support at times of increased need according to the person’s individual plan. These services, in partnership with families and carers (as appropriate), will provide a range of non-clinical community based support to these individuals to achieve their recovery goals.
The four key aims of the CoS Program are to:
- Increase personal capacity, confidence and self-reliance
- Increase social participation
- Streamline access to appropriate services
- Provide flexible and responsive support at times of increased need
A pre-tender briefing will be scheduled to provide more information about this new commissioning opportunity and support potential provider(s) in preparing their applications.
>> Please note, in support of the response to COVID-19 and to uphold the safety of our staff and stakeholders, Adelaide PHN has postponed the pre-tender briefing (previously advertised for Thursday 26 March) for approximately two weeks. The new delivery mode for this briefing will be via webinar (using Zoom software). Revised plans and registration details will be announced shortly.
Interested applicants should also ensure that they are registered to receive alerts via Adelaide PHN’s Tenderlink portal: tenderlink.com/adelaidephn.