Think Tenders secures Midlands £18.5m Sexual Health Contract

Think Tenders has successfully worked with University Hospitals Birmingham, providing full bid writing services which resulted in the award of their recent contract award by Birmingham City Council and Solihull Metropolitan Council to deliver sexual health services across both Birmingham and Solihull.

UHB will provide a new model of care which will focus on health promotion and preventative care for patients, with an emphasis on a number of issues including reducing under 18 conceptions, better access to services through options such as digital and online and early diagnosis and treatment of sexual diseases. This will be delivered through their new sexual health service, Umbrella.

The Contract, valued at £18.5m per annum will start in August 2015 and run for at least five years and the current service will continue to be provided by both local authorities until the start of the new service, to ensure continuity of the provision of open access sexual health services in Birmingham and Solihull.

Sioux Bailey, Head of Sexual Health Services at UHB commented, “This is a very exciting opportunity for us and I would like to thank all those who have worked so hard to ensure we were successful in our bid.”

Amanda Goode, Director of Think Tenders, who led the pitch process on behalf of University Hospitals Birmingham added “I am delighted that we were able to contribute to the success of UHB. This is a positive outcome for everyone involved and for the people of Birmingham and Solihull who will benefit from an improved sexual health system.