Opportunity for organisations to bid for Birmingham Public Health funding

Thursday, 25 April, 2019

Organisations are invited to bid for funding to support the Birmingham Public Health Priorities Green Paper Consultation.  The Green Paper sets out some of the significant health issues affecting individuals, families and communities in Birmingham. This draws on analysis of the data and sets out some of the evidence based opportunities for action by individuals, organisations and strategic partnerships.

Organisations are invited to provide quotations for delivering targeted community focus group engagement to engage citizens in face to face focus groups and to discuss the Public Health Priorities set out in the Green Paper.

Providers are expected to host and facilitate one or more targeted focus groups with one, or more, of the specific target groups of citizens, to capture their views and ideas about the priorities set out in the Green Paper and to gain a greater understanding of their views on the opportunities for action.

The specific targeted groups of citizens Birmingham City Council, Public Health are keen to engage through this opportunity are:

  • Adults with learning disabilities
  • Homeless adults
  • Adults from the gypsy and traveller community
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults and/or young people
  • Adults with sensory impairment
  • Adults with physical impairment
  • Adults from specific faith communities (e.g. Muslim, Sikh, Hindu)
  • Adolescents living in the city (under 19 years)

This opportunity is advertised on the Find it in Birmingham website:  https://www.finditinbirmingham.com/opportunities. To apply please search for: Invitation to Quote Public Health Priorities Green Paper Consultation (Targeted Community Focus Groups) and apply online. The closing date for applications is 12:00 on the 2nd of May.

The contract will start as soon as possible after the tender is awarded and will run until the 31st May 2019 with the expectation that the citizen engagement will be completed by the 31st May 2019 and the final project reports will be provided to the Council by 14th June 2019.

The provider may propose bids for one or more targeted populations and one or more focus groups. The Council expects no individual bid to exceed £3,000 exc. VAT.

If you have any questions about the opportunity please email Duncan.vernon[at]birmingham.gov[dot]uk. Please return quotes to aruna.watson[at]birmingham.gov[dot]uk by noon on the closing date.

Please do share through your networks with other community organisations who have expertise in engaging with these targeted groups as we are keen to hear from a broad range of citizens and work with new partners.