DWP Voluntary Early Intervention Back Pain Pilot

DWP Voluntary Early Intervention Back Pain Pilot

The aim of this small-scale feasibility pilot is to offer a new service and test the design detail of the intervention(s) and therapies (including eligibility and volumes offered), methods of tracking findings and, the initial effects.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Education and training services

2015/S 079-140002

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department for Work and Pensions
Quarry House
For the attention of: Partlow Penny
S1 4EP Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 11111111111
E-mail: penny.partlow@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: General address of the contracting authority: www.dwp.bravosolution.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

Health
Other: Employment Related Training

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:

Voluntary Early Intervention Back Pain Pilot.

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: South Wales.

NUTS code UKL

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)

The aim of this small-scale feasibility pilot is to offer a new service and test the design detail of the intervention(s) and therapies (including eligibility and volumes offered), methods of tracking findings and, the initial effects. These findings, alongside the results of other pilots, will help to inform what types of support best assist ESA claimants with back pain (and secondary mental health conditions) to progress in the labour market. It is, therefore, important that the Provider has the capability to:
— Deliver a telephone triage service;
— Work with ESA claimants to provide a combination of physical, manual and psychological therapies that meet NICE guidelines;
— Provide a brief write up of the expected number of treatments for each claimant referred;
— Work consistently with DWP and JCP;
— Offer design and implementation insights; and;
— Collect feedback from claimants.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 85000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

South East Wales District intend to use FSF to carry out a small-scale feasibility pilot to test the concept of providing access to a telephone triage service and National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) approved therapies prior to Work Capability Assessment (WCA), supports ESA claimants with musculoskeletal conditions to move closer to, or return to work. Therapies will include physical, manual and psychological treatments such as exercise, physiotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
The aim of this small-scale feasibility pilot is to offer a new service and test the design detail of the intervention(s) and therapies (including eligibility and volumes offered), methods of tracking findings and, the initial effects. These findings, Powered by BravoSolution eSourcing Technology 5 / 11 alongside the results of other pilots, will help to inform what types of support best assist ESA claimants with back pain (and secondary mental health conditions) to progress in the labour market. It is, therefore, important that the Provider has the capability to:
— Deliver a telephone triage service;
— Work with ESA claimants to provide a combination of physical, manual and psychological therapies that meet NICE guidelines;
— Provide a brief write up of the expected number of treatments for each claimant referred;
— Work consistently with DWP and JCP;
— Offer design and implementation insights; and;
— Collect feedback from claimants.
Although a small-scale feasibility pilot, it offers a unique opportunity to a Provider to help shape and learn what works to improve support for the ESA claimant group.
The Service Delivery Model is to offer a telephone triage service and treatment sessions which may include physical, manual or psychological therapies, alongside advice and information to promote self-management of back pain in an employment support context. The precise intervention will be determined as part of the Tender process.
The Invitation to Tender (ItT) will invite potential bidders to set out how they intend to provide a service and how it should be delivered and the key issues in ensuring successful outcomes, including the capability to deliver the proposal in the labour market context.
Potential bidders are expected to ensure the Healthcare Practioner (HCPs) delivering the service have the relevant qualifications, experience and competencies to provide treatments for individuals with back pain and related mental health conditions. HCPs must be registered with the relevant regulatory and/or professional body on the appropriate part(s) of its registers.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 183 300 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 6.7.2015.

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

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
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

8.5.2015 – 10:00
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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
I.1) Name, addresses and contact point(s):
General address of the contracting authority: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~:

1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure);

2. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box;
3. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

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:

17.4.2015

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