|RFx ID :||23859109|
|Tender Name :||Counselling Services for Student Wellbeing in Primary and Secondary Schools|
|Reference # :||MOE10617|
|Open Date :||Monday, 18 January 2021 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Close Date :||Thursday, 4 March 2021 11:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Department/Business Unit :||Sector Enablement and Support|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Exemption Reason :||None|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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The Ministry requires providers across multiple regions to deliver counselling provision to primary and secondary students. It is anticipated that there may be several successful providers who are awarded contracts as a result of this tender.
We are seeking evidence based therapeutic interventions to address the emotional, behavioural and wellbeing needs of tamariki. The aim is to recognise and respond to emerging concerns with early intervention addressing needs before they become more serious. For those with more serious concerns it is important to ensure services are linked with appropriate support and agencies, including child and youth mental health services as needed.
This procurement is not limited to one-on-one talking therapy. We are open to a broad range of counselling interventions, as long as suppliers are able to demonstrate that interventions are evidence-based and developmentally appropriate. For example, parent-child and group-based interventions will often be more appropriate in a primary setting.
Increasing access to counselling will help address the impacts of COVID-19 and similar events on student mental health and wellbeing, especially in the recovery phase. The Ministry expects this initiative to lead to:
• An increase in the subjective wellbeing of the students who access the service
• Participating schools experiencing an increase in the general wellbeing of the student population
• A reduction in student mental health issues in schools where the service is delivered