Access to Work Programme – Mental Health Support Services Contracts

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

2017/S 228-475316

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Caxton House
London
SW1H 9NA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1142943469
E-mail: gary.mclean@dwp.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://dwp.bravosolutions.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://dwp.bravosolutions.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://dwp.bravosolutions.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Access to Work Mental Health Support Service (MHSS).

Reference number: UI_DWP_101959

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85140000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

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

Value excluding VAT: 28 400 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

75200000
85000000
85100000
85140000
85300000
85312300
85312310
85312320
85323000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC
NUTS code: UKD
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKK
NUTS code: UKL
NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

England, Scotland and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See ll.1.4) Above.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 28 400 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

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

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

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)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

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.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 115-231616

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 18/12/2017
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/12/2017
Local time: 10:00
Place:

DWP Offices.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

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

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Caxton House, 6-12 Tothill Street
London
SW1H 9NA
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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

Department for Work and Pensions
Caxton House, 6-12 Tothill Street
London
SW1H 9NA
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

24/11/2017

 

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