The Independent Counselling Service for Schools (ICSS) has been accessible to all grant aided post primary schools that choose to use it from the beginning of September 2007.
There are three referral routes: - young people are able to self refer, may be referred by the school or by a parent/carer.
In the interests of equity, the Department wishes to extend access to the same type of counselling support to all pupils of post primary age in special schools.
Tender offers are invited from service providers who can deliver all of the required services within each of the following contract area(s):
1. ARDS AND NORTH DOWN
2. FERMANAGH AND OMAGH
3. CAUSEWAY COAST
4. MID ULSTER
5. NEWRY CITY AND DOWN
6. DERRY CITY AND STRABANE
7. MID ANTRIM
8. ARMAGH CITY AND BANN
9. ANTRIM AND NEWTOWNABBEY
10. LISBURN CITY AND CASTLEREAGH
Each contract area will be evaluated on an individual basis. Following the evaluation of tender offers, one service provider will be successful in each of the contract areas.
Tender documents can be obtained electronically for registered users of Central Procurement Directorate’s electronic sourcing system (e-sourcingNI). If you are not already registered to use e-sourcingNI and wish to obtain these documents please register at: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk
BravoSolution is the eSourcing managed service provider for the CPD portal; should you have any queries, or if you are having any problems registering on the portal, please contact BravoSolution’s dedicated supplier helpdesk by calling 0800 368 4850 or emailing email@example.com
The closing date for the receipt of completed tenders is no later than 3pm on Monday 6th September 2010