Access to Work Programme – Mental Health Support Services Contracts
The DWP wishes to establish two contracts, each with a different supplier, to deliver Mental Health Support Services under the Access to Work Programme on a national basis (excluding Northern Ireland).
United Kingdom-London: Miscellaneous health services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Telephone: +44 1142943469
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Access to Work Mental Health Support Service (MHSS).
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The DWP wishes to establish two (2) contracts, each with a different supplier, to deliver Mental Health Support Services under the Access to Work Programme on a national basis (excluding Northern Ireland). In respect of each contract, Services to be delivered throughout England, Wales and Scotland. The service is to provide a DWP support measure for customers with a mental health issue or condition and the service aims to enable more people with mental health issues/conditions to stay in, advance and flourish in work. Full details of the required service are set out in the Specification.
This is a notice for social and specific services in accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council Article 74 and regulation 75 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The procurement falls under Schedule 3 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (Regulations) (Health, Social and Related Services Category) (known commonly as the ‘Light Touch Regime’).
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
England, Scotland and Wales.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
See ll.1.4) Above.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration of contract will be 48 months of referrals of customers plus a further 10 months and 28 Working Days of ongoing services after the end of referrals.
Potential for 1 or more extensions to the period of referrals beyond the initial term up to a further period of a maximum of two (2) years in total at the discretion of the Authority.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is not related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Suppliers will be assessed against the selection and exclusion criteria as detailed within the tender documents.
If any of the grounds for exclusion as specified in the Tender documents apply, the Supplier will be excluded from participating further in the procurement. Those Suppliers that are not excluded shall be assessed against the selection and award criteria specified in the Tender documents.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
The Access to Work Mental Health Support Services procurement will be a 2 stage process. Stage 1 consists of a Supplier Selection Questionnaire used for gathering information to qualify Potential Suppliers for further evaluation. Stage 2 consists of the tender stage of the process where successful Stage 1 bidders are invited to submit a full tender for the Access to Work Mental Health Support Services.
Stage 2 will require Qualifying Bidders to submit responses to the Technical and Commercial envelopes. These initial responses will be read by the Authority but not formally evaluated and scored. Following this submission, there will be a Commercial Dialogue which will cover the responses to the following key areas (Delivery, Marketing and Promotion, Management and Staffing, Implementation and Commercial Assumptions) as more extensively described in the Tender document.
Following Commercial Dialogue, the Authority will invite the Qualifying Bidders to submit their best and final offers for full and final evaluation. Tender will then be evaluated on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender with a split of 60 % Quality / 40 % Price, as more extensively described in the Tender document.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Successful suppliers will be required to use the Provider Referrals and Payment (PRaP) system to receive their referrals and to record customer activity. The Contractor will therefore need to have met relevant security requirements before contracts go live.
Payment for the provision will be via the PRaP system.
More information on PRaP can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/provider-referrals-and-payments-prap-system-for-dwp
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This Authority will incorporate a voluntary minimum ten (10) calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
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VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: