Any Qualified Provider for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

Any Qualified Provider for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

The providers need to deliver high quality, efficient services which are responsive to the needs of the local communities.

United Kingdom-Stockton-on-Tees: Health services

2015/S 067-119766

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

North of England Commissioning Support (For South Tees CCG and Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG)
Teesdale House, Thornaby
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: James Hall
TS17 6BL Stockton-on-Tees
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1642745426
E-mail: necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.necsu.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/necs/aspx/Home

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/necs/aspx/Home

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/necs/aspx/Home

Further information can be obtained from: North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Teesdale House, Thornaby
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: James Hall
TS17 6BL Stockton-on-Tees
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1642745426
E-mail: necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net
Internet address: http://www.necsu.nhs.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Teesdale House, Thornaby
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: James Hall
TS17 6BL Stockton-on-Tees
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1642746911
E-mail: necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net
Internet address: http://www.necsu.nhs.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Teesdale House, Thornaby
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: James Hall
TS17 6BL Stockton-on-Tees
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1642745426
E-mail: necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net
Internet address: http://www.necsu.nhs.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Health

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Any Qualified Provider for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees and South Tees Localities.

NUTS code UKC

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

This Any Qualified Provider for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Services is being commissioned by North of England Commissioning Support Unit for and on behalf of:
NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group; and
NHS South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group
The service is being commissioned in line with national guidance and local requirements. The providers need to deliver high quality, efficient services which are responsive to the needs of the local communities.
The service will be commissioned using the Any Qualified Provider process. In securing services under the AQP process, assurance of competence, quality and safety standards is required. Any provider will be eligible to join the qualified provider list subject to demonstrating competency against specified criteria. Qualified providers will be expected to deliver the service under the NHS Standard Contract. As a qualified provider there are no levels of guaranteed activity. Payment is made based on actual provision and outcomes.
The qualification questionnaire and all relevant documentation associated with this offer can be downloaded at the NECS eTendering Portal, which can be found at: –

https://In-tendhost.co.uk/necs.

Providers must register on the site, which is free and takes very little time to do so.
To access the document, please select Tenders from the main menu at the top of the page, and then select Current to access a list of current procurements being undertaken by NECS. Please select this procurement from the list and express an interest to gain access to the relevant documents and questionnaires. User Guides are available together with a dedicated In-Tend help-line to guide bidders through the process.
The deadline for completion of the qualification document is 12:00 noon on 27.4.2015.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 85000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

As this is an Any Qualified Provider procurement route, there is no guarantee of activity. The providers that qualify will be placed on a list for patients to choose their preferred provider.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.7.2015. Completion 30.6.2018

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As described in the AQP Documentation.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As described in the AQP Documentation.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As described in the AQP Documentation.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established.
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As described in the AQP Documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: As described in the AQP Documentation.

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

NECS151
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 27.4.2015

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

27.4.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 28.4.2015 – 14:00

Place:

Stockton on Tees

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 3 years from contract award.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

This Any Qualified Provider for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Services is being commissioned by North of England Commissioning Support Unit for and on behalf of:
NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group; and
NHS South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group
The service is being commissioned in line with national guidance and local requirements. The providers need to deliver high quality, efficient services which are responsive to the needs of the local communities.
The service will be commissioned using the Any Qualified Provider process. In securing services under the AQP process, assurance of competence, quality and safety standards is required. Any provider will be eligible to join the qualified provider list subject to demonstrating competency against specified criteria. Qualified providers will be expected to deliver the service under the NHS Standard Contract. As a qualified provider there are no levels of guaranteed activity. Payment is made based on actual provision and outcomes.
The qualification questionnaire and all relevant documentation associated with this offer can be downloaded at the NECS eTendering Portal, which can be found at: –

https://In-tendhost.co.uk/necs.

Providers must register on the site, which is free and takes very little time to do so.
To access the document, please select Tenders from the main menu at the top of the page, and then select Current to access a list of current procurements being undertaken by NECS. Please select this procurement from the list and express an interest to gain access to the relevant documents and questionnaires. User Guides are available together with a dedicated In-Tend help-line to guide bidders through the process.
The deadline for completion of the qualification document is 12:00 noon on 27.4.2015.
(MT Ref:151737).

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

C/O North of England Commissioning Support
Westpoint Road
TS17 6BL Thornaby
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will act in accordance with regulation 32 and Part 9 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 no 5) as amended by the Public Contract (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009 no 2992). Part 9 of these regulations provides for appeals to be made to the High Court subject to the time limitations and other required procedural steps. The rules relating to appeal are complex and a dissatisfied tenderer is advised to take their own prompt legal advice.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

1.4.2015

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