Continuity of Service (CoS) Program RFP Update
Thursday, May 21 2020
Adelaide PHN has recommenced the commissioning process for the CoS Progam and has rescheduled the Pre-Tender Briefing.
Continuity of Service (CoS) Program – Commissioning Soon and Pre-Tender Briefing Announcement
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 early in June 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 building individual capacity, and provide additional targeted one of one 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 is scheduled to provide more information about this new commissioning opportunity and support potential provider(s) in preparing their applications.
CoS Pre-tender Briefing
Monday 1 June 2020, 2:30 – 3:30PM
A webinar using Zoom software (due to COVID-19 restrictions)
Organisations interested in participating in the Pre-Tender Briefing webinar are asked to register to participate via Eventbrite. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants.
We encourage interested applicants to register to receive alerts via Adelaide PHN’s Tenderlink portal: tenderlink.com/adelaidephn.