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- Invitation for Proposals / Expression of Interest

Invitation for Proposals (IFP)

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) issued an invitation letter dated 2 January 2019 to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) providing elderly care services, be they community care services or residential care services, for invitation for Proposals to implement the “Pilot Scheme on Multi-disciplinary Outreaching Support Teams for the Elderly” in New Territories West Cluster (1) [Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing] and New Territories West Cluster (2) [Tuen Mun and Yuen Long].  The Teams, comprising social workers, occupational therapists and physiotherapists, will provide services for the service users of private residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs) to address their social and rehabilitation needs.  The Teams will also provide speech therapy service by speech therapists for the service users of private RCHEs, contract RCHEs (including the Day Care Units attached to contract RCHEs) as well as self-financing RCHEs and self-financing Nursing Homes with swallowing difficulties or speech impairment.

Each Applicant Organisation applying for the above-mentioned Pilot Scheme should submit one Proposal with indication of the priority (in P.31 of the Invitation Document) to operate the Pilot Scheme in the Regional Cluster(s) stipulated above.  The Proposal must meet the requirements and the prescribed format as stipulated in the Service Specifications and related Annexes.  Applicant Organisations are reminded to study the requirements and prescribed format for the Proposal carefully and submit the completed Prescribed Form for Proposal, on or before 1 February 2019 (Friday) 5:00 p.m. to the following address by hand in a sealed envelope.  Acknowledgement receipt will be issued at the time of receiving the Proposal.
[Attn: Senior Social Work Officer (Elderly)8]
Elderly Branch
Social Welfare Department
Room 835, 8/F, Wu Chung House
213 Queen’s Road East
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

In case a rainstorm black warning or typhoon signal no. 8 or above is hoisted between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the Closing Date, the closing time for submitting Proposal will automatically be extended to 5:00 p.m. on the first ensuing working day (excluding Saturday) without further notice. SWD reserves the right of not to process with the vetting of the Proposal submitted, should the Applicant Organisations fail to comply with the requirement for the Proposal or make late submission of the full set of copies of Proposal.

The copy of the Invitation Letter and Prescribed Form for Proposal can be downloaded here –

Copy of the Invitation Letter (English version only)
Prescribed Form for Proposal (PFP) (English version only) (Word Document)

A Briefing Session was held on 9 January 2019. PowerPoint Presentation and Questions and Answers for the Briefing Session can be downloaded here –

PowerPoint Presentation for the Briefing Session (English version only)
Questions and Answers for the Briefing Session (English version only)

For enquiries, please contact Mr WONG Yau-hang, Social Work Officer (Elderly)15, at telephone number 3428 2150.

Click here to download the Service Specifications