Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Service Kent

Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Service Kent

Key aims of the service are to; aid recovery and prevent relapse, improve health and social care outcomes for individuals with poor mental health and wellbeing, prevent suicide and reduce the stigma of mental illness.

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Health and social work services

2015/S 076-134416

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mr Craig Merchant
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000416475
E-mail: craig.merchant@kent.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

Electronic access to information: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mr Craig Merchant
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000416475
E-mail: craig.merchant@kent.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mr Craig Merchant
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000416475
E-mail: craig.merchant@kent.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mr Craig Merchant
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000416475
E-mail: craig.merchant@kent.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Health

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

NHS Ashford CCG
Inca House
TN25 4AB Ashford
UNITED KINGDOM

NHS Canterbury and Coastal CCG
Council building
CT1 1YW Canterbury
UNITED KINGDOM

NHS Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley CCG
2nd Floor, Gravesham Civic Centre
DA12 1AU Gravesend
UNITED KINGDOM

NHS South Kent Coast CCG
Council Offices
CT16 3PJ Whitfield
UNITED KINGDOM

NHS Swale CCG
Bramblefield Clinic
ME10 2ST Sittingbourne
UNITED KINGDOM

NHS Thanet CCG
Thanet District Council
CT9 1XZ Margate
UNITED KINGDOM

NHS West Kent CCG
Wharf House
TN9 1RE Tonbridge
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

SS1420 Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Service.

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

NUTS code UKJ42

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)

Title:
SS1420 Community, Mental Health and Wellbeing Service
Summary:
Kent County Council (KCC) is the largest county council in England covering an area of 3 500 km². It has an annual expenditure of over 900 000 000 GBP on goods and services and a population of 1 300 000 GBP. The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils and 289 parish/town councils.
Kent County Council (KCC) and Kent Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s) are responsible for providing community prevention and early intervention services for mental health, recovery and wellbeing. These services are universal and provide support for individuals living in the community with a diagnosed severe mental health problem and for those experiencing common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.
KCC and the CCG’s are working together to develop an integrated Community Mental Health and Wellbeing service. This service will ensure compliance with statutory responsibilities and offer a consistent and equitable service across Kent (excluding Medway). The model sits outside of secondary mental health services and will form a key part of an integrated pathway across the voluntary sector, primary care mental health and social care and include public health initiatives to ensure there is appropriate, equitable, timely and cost effective interventions for vulnerable people in the community.
Key aims of the service are to; aid recovery and prevent relapse, improve health and social care outcomes for individuals with poor mental health and wellbeing, prevent suicide and reduce the stigma of mental illness. A public consultation is currently taking place to gain views of key stakeholders. The response from this consultation and additional feedback gathered through our market engagement, will inform the final service design.
Please refer to the ‘SS1420 Community, Mental Health and Wellbeing Service Outcomes’ document and the ‘SS1420 Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Additional Information’ document which are attached for further information.
This new service will be delivered by a Key Strategic Partner model with a diverse network of providers (delivery network). There will be 4 separate contracts (Lots) as shown below:
1. Dartford, Gravesham, Swanley (DGS) and Swale Clinical Commissioning Groups Area
2. West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group Area
3. Ashford and Canterbury Clinical Commissioning Groups Area
4. South Kent Coast and Thanet Clinical Commissioning Groups Area
The 4 contracts listed above will be for 5 years with extension options for a further 2 years (Note: the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) and Primary Care Mental Health Specialists services with DGS and Swale proposal is for 3 years). The 4 contracts will be flexible to allow for further investment over time. The total value of this contract is anticipated to be no more than 32 000 000 GBP. The funding available when the contract is awarded will be ‘per lot’ or distributed based on the needs of the population.
The service will be focused on the delivery of outcomes and we are keen to see a diverse range of providers in the delivery network. This may include providers who have not traditionally delivered mental health and wellbeing services.
Expression of Interest and Tender Process
Expressions of interest will only be accepted via the Kent Business Portal. In order to submit your interest in this opportunity please select the ‘Login and Express an Interest’ button located at the bottom of this page. Note that in order to successfully submit your interest you will first need to register for an account. After registration is complete and you have received your login details you should return to the advert for the opportunity and express your interest.
You will then be given access to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ)/Registration Form which will include a background document. Further guidance regarding how to use the portal can be found in the user guide attached to the bottom of this advert.
Note: The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will be for Strategic Partners to complete, and the Registration Form is for Delivery Partners to complete.
Access to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire/Registration Form will be from 20.5.2015 and will run for 30 calendar days, closing on 20.5.2015 at noon. Further guidance regarding how to use the Kent Business Portal can be found in the user guide attached to the bottom of this advert.

A bidder’s workshop will be run in Sessions House in Maidstone of the 24th April at 10:00 for those who require guidance to complete the PQQ/Registration Form documentation. This will not be part of market engagement.

Indicative Procurement Timetable
Issue Advert
13.4.2015
Issue PQQ / Registration Form
20.4.2015
PQQ briefing session
24.4.2015 10:00
PQQ Clarification Question Deadline
14.5.2015
PQQ closes
20.5.2015
PQQ evaluation
End May 2015
Providers informed of PQQ results
End May 2015
Issue Invitation to Submit Outline Solution (ISOS)
June 2015
Outcomes workshop with Providers
June 2015
ISOS briefing sessions
June 2015
Providers respond to ISOS / ISOS presentations
July 2015
ISOS evaluation
July 2015
Providers informed of ISOS evaluation results
August 2015
Competitive Dialogue
August/September 2015
Issue Invitation to Submit Final Tender (ISFT) documents
October 2015
ISFT briefing sessions
October 2015
Providers respond to ISFT / ISFT presentations
November 2015
ISFT evaluation
December 2015
Award contracts
January 2016
Mobilisation
January – March 2016
Contract Start date
1.4.2016
Questions and Communication
Please direct all questions and communication through the Kent Business Portal via the ‘Discussions’ facility. Further guidance can be can be found within the user guide located at the bottom of this page.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 98000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

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:

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

Duration in months: 84 (from the award of the contract)

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

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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: no

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: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

competitive dialogue

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 0

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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:

SS1420
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

Payable documents: no

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

20.5.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

1.6.2015

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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13.4.2015

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