Adult Mental Health Tender – Wales

Adult Mental Health Tender – Wales

Lot 1: Community Advocacy; Lot 2: Welfare Advice Service.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Health and social work services

2019/S 153-378352

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership
4-5 Charnwood Court, Heol Billingsley, Parc Nantgarw
Cardiff
CF15 7QZ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Jamie Jones
Telephone: +44 1443848585
E-mail: Jamie.Jones3@wales.nhs.uk
NUTS code: UK

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html
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://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: NHS University health board

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Adult Mental Health — Multiple Lots

Reference number: ABU-OJEU-42119

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) are seeking suitable providers for the provision of adult mental health services. The services will be delivered across multiple lots as follows:

Lot 1: Community Advocacy;

Lot 2: Welfare Advice Service;

Lot 3: Connecting with Nature;

Lot 4: Taster Activity Sessions;

Lot 5: Mental Health and Creative Arts;

Lot 6: Road to Well-Being Physco-Educational Groups.

The services are targeted at adults with a functional mental health need who live in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen and are known to the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) primary care mental health support service or the ABUHB secondary care mental health service.

The health board is of the opinion that TUPE may apply for some of the lots, but not all of the lots. Further details are provided in the tender documentation.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Connecting with Nature

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL16
NUTS code: UKL21

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of the connecting with nature service is to support recovery and social inclusion for mental health service users. We recognise that there is a strong relationship between access to nature and improvements in a person’s health and well-being. In recognising this we want to ensure that every person with mental illness is enabled to enjoy nature, connect with nature and the natural world and to experience a wide range of activities from gardening, to walking in a meadow, to bird watching. We want a service that will encourage people to identify their assets and strengths and support and enable people to work towards improving their own mental well-being and recovery. We want these to be activities for mental health service users in both community settings and our in-patient wards.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Community Advocacy

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85323000
85000000
85312310

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL21
NUTS code: UKL16

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The community advocacy service reflects the strategic approach of the ABUHB mental health and learning disabilities division to offer recovery orientated services, which are person-centred and outcome focused utilising the strengths of each individual to focus on what matters to them.

The provider will supply independent professional advocates to ensure that each person using the community advocacy service:

— is supported to express, or are supported to have their views, wishes and feelings considered,

— understand their rights and entitlements,

— understand a decision making process,

— understand and can communicate what matters to them, including the outcomes they wish to achieve,

— understand and are supported to overcome the barriers to achieving those outcomes,

— understand the options and choices available to them,

— has their views and concerns listened to and are helped to explore options and rights,

— are supported to contact relevant people, or the provider contacts them on their behalf,

— is accompanied and supported in meetings and appointments,

— is helped to develop their own skills and confidence in dealing with specific issues.

The provider should offer or facilitate a range of different types of advocacy based on the needs of the person e.g. self-advocacy, informal advocacy, collective advocacy, peer advocacy, citizen advocacy, formal advocacy and independent professional advocacy.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Welfare Rights Advice Service

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85312400
85312310

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL16
NUTS code: UKL21

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Welfare Advice Service will provide advice and casework support, and support for Tribunal and Appeals, including PIP Appeals, that is effective in preventing and reducing the problems faced by people using ABUHB mental health services in relation to, but not limited to, welfare benefits and tax credits, debt and financial capability, employment, health and social care and housing.

The service will specifically:

— deliver a free, independent, impartial and confidential advice service to ABUHB adult mental health service users,

— provide an in-reach service to ABUHB adult mental health out-patient settings and in-patient wards, but also provide domiciliary visits as required,

— have a relevant quality assurance standard such as the Advice quality standard (AQS) and be registered with the Financial conduct authority (FCA),

— supply staff who will provide advice, casework support and appeals/tribunal support on a range of issues including (the list is not exhaustive):

—— welfare benefits including PIP and tax credits,

—— debt and financial capability,

—— employment and employability,

—— housing,

—— health and social care,

—— fuel poverty.

— Signpost people onto other relevant services in their locality as required.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Taster Activity Sessions

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL21
NUTS code: UKL16

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of the taster activities service is to support recovery and social inclusion for mental health service users. We recognise that there is a strong relationship between participating in activities and improvements in a person’s health and well-being. We also acknowledge that sometimes mental health service users are unsure of the activities they wish to engage with or unaware of the range of activities available to them in the wider community.

We want to commission a number of activities as taster sessions to showcase the range of opportunities available for mental health service users. Some taster sessions may also be available as short courses, whilst there will be sign posting to other activities which are available in the wider community. We would expect taster sessions and short courses to be responsive to demand and be co-produced with service users. We want these to be activities for mental health service users in both community settings and our in-patient wards.

The taster activities service will specifically:

— provide one-off taster group sessions on a recurring basis throughout the year, across the ABUHB footprint in a range of community venues and in ABUHB in-patient facilities,

— provide group based short courses responsive to demand on a recurring basis throughout the year, across the ABUHB footprint in a range of community venues and in ABUHB in-patient facilities,

— provide sessions in the following areas (the list is not exhaustive):

—— leisure e.g. cooking,

——physical activities,

—— connecting with nature,

—— preparing for employment,

—— creative arts,

—— digital/technology,

—— life skills e.g. financial capability.

— to work in partnership with a full range of agencies and groups in the community,

— to promote recovery and community participation,

— enable service users to achieve their goals.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Mental Health and Creative Arts

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL21
NUTS code: UKL16

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of the mental health creative arts service is to support recovery and social inclusion for mental health service users. We recognise that there is a strong relationship between participating in creative arts experiences and improvements in a person’s health and wellbeing. In recognising this we want a creative arts service which will encourage people to identify their assets and strengths and enable them to develop artistically and socially, benefiting both them as an individual and the wider community. This will be achieved by encouraging the creativity and artistic quality of the individual whilst supporting and enabling individuals to work towards improving their own mental well-being and recovery. We want these to be activities for mental health service users in both community settings and our in-patient wards.

The provider will evidence how the mental health and creative arts service:

— supports mental health service users to have choice and control and feel empowered,

— enables mental health service users to tap into their creative potential and use that to improve their own well-being,

— supports mental health service users to focus on what matters to them,

— empowers mental health service users to use the creative arts as a form of self-expression.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Road to Wellbeing Physco Educational Groups

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000
80340000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL16
NUTS code: UKL21

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The road to well-being psycho educational groups service reflects the strategic approach of the Anuerin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) mental health and learning disabilities division to continue to offer Tier 0 early intervention and prevention orientated services, which are person-centred and outcome focussed utilising the strengths of each individual to focus on what matters to them.

The purpose of the road to well-being psycho educational groups service is to increase access to Tier 0 psychological interventions.

We are seeking a provider to work alongside ABUHB Primary care mental health support service (PCMHSS) staff to deliver:

— stress control – A 6 week CBT based course exploring practical skills to assist with controlling stress,

— activate your life – A 4 week course addressing emotional issues using acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness.

We will require 4 cycles of the stress control course (4 x 6 weeks) and 4 cycles of the activate your life course (4 x 4 weeks) per annum delivered across the ABUHB footprint.

We anticipate the following set up and delivery times for each session for both courses to be:

— stress control – 3,15 hours,

— activate your Life – 2,75 hours.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
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)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 30/09/2019
Local time: 12:00

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

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

This procurement will seek to award up to 6 contracts for a fully compliant adult mental health services to cover a period of 3 years with an option to extend for a period of 1 further year.

A supplier engagement event will be held on, 21.8.2019 in the Room G5, Beechwood House, Beechwood Park, Christchurch Road, Newport NP19 8AJ. The event will start at 09.30. The event will consist of a presentation by the health board which will provide an overview of the requirements across all lots and a presentation by procurement which will provide an overview of procurement process. This will then be followed by an open question and answer session and an opportunity for supplier networking.

In order to register your interest to attend the session please contact Gill Barratt by email on Gill.Barratt@wales.nhs.uk by no later than 12.00 midday on, 20.8.2019. Please note due to space restrictions there is a limit of 2 attendees per bidding organisation.

Note: the authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=93902

(WA Ref:93902).

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership
4-5 Charnwood Court, Heol Billingsley, Parc Nantgarw
Cardiff
CF15 7QZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1443848585Internet address: http://www.procurement.wales.nhs.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

06/08/2019

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