Emotional Wellbeing for Children and Young People Devon

Emotional Wellbeing for Children and Young People Devon

The service required under this contract will be split into two discrete lots each with their own specification.

United Kingdom-Exeter: Welfare services not delivered through residential institutions

2015/S 067-119777

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Devon County Council
County Hall, Topsham Road
For the attention of: Mr Andrew Simkin
EX2 4QD Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1392383000
E-mail: andrew.simkin@devon.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.devon.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

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

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

Further information can be obtained from: Devon County Council
County Hall, Topsham Road
For the attention of: Mr Andrew Simkin
EX2 4QD Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1392383000
E-mail: andrew.simkin@devon.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Devon County Council
County Hall, Topsham Road
For the attention of: Mr Andrew Simkin
EX2 4QD Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1392383000
E-mail: andrew.simkin@devon.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Devon County Council
County Hall, Topsham Road
For the attention of: Mr Andrew Simkin
EX2 4QD Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1392383000
E-mail: andrew.simkin@devon.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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:

CP1079-14 Emotional Wellbeing for Children and Young People.

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 UKK43

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)

Mental wellbeing in children and young people is defined by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as:
— Emotional wellbeing – being happy, confident and not anxious or depressed
— Psychological wellbeing – a feeling of autonomy and control over one’s life, problem-solving skills, resilience, attentiveness and empathy
— Social wellbeing – an ability to have good relationships with others and to avoid disruptive behaviour, violence or bullying
There has been universal acknowledgment in policy over the past ten years of the challenges faced by children and young people in developing resilience and mental wellbeing. For those children and young people with diagnosable mental health problems and their parents or carers and the agencies that support them, the challenges are great.
A number of disorders are persistent and will continue into adult life unless properly treated. It is known that 50 % of lifetime mental illness (excluding dementia) begins by the age of 14 and 75 % by age 18. Young people who are not in education, employment or training, report particularly low levels of happiness and self-esteem. The Macquarie Youth Index 2014 reported that 40 % of jobless young people have faced symptoms of mental illness as a result of being out of work, and one-third of long-term unemployed young people have contemplated suicide.
At the same time, effective treatments have been identified to improve the life chances of children and young people, and to minimise the impact on the long-term health of the population and economic cost to the public purse.
The 2011 mental health strategy No Health without Mental Health: a cross-government mental health outcomes strategy for people of all ages set out a vision of mental health having equal priority with physical health, ending discrimination associated with mental ill-health and for improving mental health across the life course. For children and young people,
Our process
The new service has been developed in co-production with schools, children and young people. In recognition of the fact that the quality of the service would be entirely dependent on the level of engagement from schools, children and young people, stakeholder engagement has been extensive.
Public Health Devon have engaged with all 31 local learning community areas (over 370 schools) in Devon through attendance at Local Learning Community, Primary Support Partnership, Local Area Partnership meetings, as well as other Devon wide events, such as the Behaviour and Attendance Network, Primary Support Partnership Conference and Devon Association of Primary Heads. A Schools Reference Group was also established to ensure schools were at the centre of the decision making process.
The engagement with children, young people and their parents or carers comprised three phases:
i. Understanding the views of children, young people and parents or carers on what support would make a difference to their emotional, psychological and social wellbeing
ii. Facilitating children and young people to participate in the co-design of the new service
iii. Facilitating the involvement of children and young people in the evaluation of the tender for the new service
The engagement included children and young people of a range of ages from across Devon and targeted specific high risks groups, including those groups who may be particularly hard to reach and who might experience greater difficulties accessing and using services (e.g. Gypsy, Roma or Traveller families; English as a second language; lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender; and minority ethnic communities).
The first and second phases of engagement and co-design have been completed. Over 300 children and young people and over 100 parents or carers from across all areas of Devon participated in the engagement through an online survey, face to face individual or group work and focus groups.
A co-design workshop was held to bring together school and young people representatives and a separate co-design event was also held for providers.
The findings from the stakeholder engagement and the co-design events have informed the service specification.
The service required under this contract will be split into two discrete lots each with their own specification the requirements for each are detailed in Appendices A and B. Each lot will be evaluated separately and the result will not influence the evaluation of the other Lot. Each Lot will be awarded to ONE provider but providers are welcome to bid for one or both Lots and if applicable one provider may be awarded both Lots.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85312400, 85312300, 85323000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more 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:

Lot 1 Total Contract value including optional extensions 1 000 000 GBP.
Lot 2 Total Contract value including optional extensions 2 500 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 500 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Initial contract period 36 months 1.9.2015-31.8.2018 Extension period option 1 12-months 1.9.2018-31.8.2019. Extension period option 2 12-months 1.9.2019-31.8.2020.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 0 (from the award of the contract)

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: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Direct support for children and young people

1)Short description

To promote and support the emotional, psychological and social wellbeing of children and young people of school age in Devon.To provide direct support to all children and young people aged 11 to 18 (inclusive), or up to 25 years if identified as having special education needs or a care leaver, who need it in Devon The service provider will assist in achieving this aim through the objectives of the new service, which are:— To provide a package of interventions that will offer targeted prevention and intervention to support the mental health of children and young people who are vulnerable and whose mental health is beginning to deteriorate, througho One to one and group, online and face to face direct support for children and youngpeople— To robustly evaluate progress through the measurement ofo Process indicatorso Outcome measuresThe provider(s) will provide a blended model of online and face-to-face support, counselling and mentoring to children and young people.Access to the service would primarily be through self-referral by children or young people or nomination by a professional followed by self-referral. Professionals would be able to signpost children and young people to the new service and support them to self-refer.The support available would include, but not be limited to:— Self-help information— Online access to individual responsive one-to-one support— Monitored peer support chat rooms— Face-to-face support, which can be bookable online.Page 12 of 30The provider will develop and maintain a website. This should link with relevant local websites, e.g. Children and Families Alliance, and other local and national online sources of support.Marketing of the new service will be the responsibility of the provider. This must include clear information on pathways for children and young people and for professionals to access the service.For all children and young people the following principles apply:Providers will:— Ensure services are available to all children and young people without regard to gender, sexuality, religion, ethnicity, learning ability, social, or cultural determinants. However, where it is deemed clinically appropriate, alternative services may be established that meet the specific needs of one or more groups within a community. Such services will enhance rather than detract from the existing provision.— Ensure that services are accessible for all children and young people, regardless of where they live.— Offer children, young people and parents or carers age-appropriate information about their condition and care.— Ensure that services have age-appropriate virtual and physical settings.— Ensure that the rationale for evidence considered and decisions made will be fully documented. This will be shared with the child or young person and parent or carer in writing as appropriate.— Ensure that initial and continuous care planning involves all members of the team providing care, the child or young person and their parents or carers, where appropriate.— Develop a risk management plan, if required, in collaboration with the child or young person and their parents or carers.— Ensure that informed consent issues around both sharing of information within the family and with other agencies and around treatment are clearly explained and documented.— Provide care or interventions that will prevent unnecessary admission to an inpatient bed and promote safe discharge and recovery.— Ensure that all service developments and/or redesigns are undertaken using co-production, including children, young people and their parents or carers.— Ensure any cross-charging arrangements for cross-boundary children or young people are included.— Ensure that legal rights for patients with regard to choice of mental health provider are implemented. See www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/qual-clin-lead/pe/bp/guidance/ for guidance.— Contribute to other parts of agreed multi-agency care pathways.Children and young people aged between 11 and 18 years of age (inclusive), or up to 25 years if identified as having special education needs or a care leaver, who are resident within the Devon County Council authority geographical area, excluding the unitary authority areas of Plymouth City and Torbay Council. There is an aspiration that this might be extended to cover all young people between up to 25 years of age. Children and young people resident in Devon The population of 0-19 year olds in Devon stood at 159 800 in 2013 (Office for National Statistics (ONS) Mid-Year Population Estimate) and is.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85312400, 85312300, 85323000

3)Quantity or scope

Lot 1 Total Contract value including optional extensions 1 000 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 000 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 0 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Support to schools

1)Short description

To promote and support the emotional, psychological and social wellbeing of children and young people of school age in Devon. To promote and enhance the development of a culture within schools that is supportive of the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children, young people and all school staff The programme provider will assist in achieving these aims through the objectives of the new programme, which are: — To develop a whole school approach for emotional, psychological and social wellbeing through — Increasing awareness of mental health and reducing stigma of mental ill-health — Promoting and supporting leadership and management in schools that supports and champions efforts to promote emotional health and wellbeing — Developing a common language that enables children and young people to express their thoughts and feelings — Enabling student voice to influence decisions — Developing an ethos and environment that promotes respect and values diversity — Promoting and supporting school planning and the development of strategies to support mental health, build confidence, self- esteem and resilience — Supporting curriculum, teaching and learning to promote resilience and support social and emotional learning — Supporting schools to develop their role as commissioners to achieve positive mental health outcomes — Supporting schools to work with parents or carers — Supporting schools to refer children and young people for targeted support appropriately — To build capacity of school staff to support their own wellbeing and that of their students through — Training for all school staff on how to identify, understand and help a child or young Programme descriptionThe provider(s) will be required to improve the emotional, psychological and social wellbeing of children and young people attending schools in Devon through the delivery of A whole school approach, including, but not limited to:— Increasing awareness of mental health and reducing stigma of mental ill-health— Promoting and supporting leadership and management in schools that supports and champions efforts to promote emotional health and wellbeing— Developing a common language that enables children and young people to express their thoughts and feelings— Enabling student voice to influence decisions— Developing an ethos and environment that promotes respect and values diversity— Promoting and supporting school planning and the development of strategies to support mental health, build confidence, self- esteem and resilience— Supporting curriculum, teaching and learning to promote resilience and support social and emotional learning— Supporting schools to develop their role as commissioners to achieve positive mental health outcomes— Supporting schools to work with parents or carers— Supporting schools to refer children and young people for targeted support appropriately— Training for all school staff (staff employed by schools) on how to identify, understand and help a child or young person with varying emotional, psychological or social needs within Tier1 and for key school staff (staff employed by schools) on coping strategies to manage children and young people with varying emotional, psychological or social needs within Tier 2— Clinical supervision to school staff (staff employed by schools)— Non-emergency specialist mental health advice to schools— Evaluation of progress through the establishment of a baseline and ongoing measurement of process indicators and outcome measures— Share good practice across Devon, including an annual summit meetingThe provider(s) shall ensure a named contact is made available to every school and educationalsetting.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85312400, 85312300, 85323000

3)Quantity or scope

Lot 2 Total Contract value including optional extensions 2 500 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 500 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 0 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

In assessing the financial health of a prospective contractor, DCC will take into account all relevant factors including asset valuations, capacity, profitability, liquidity, gearing, and trends. DCC will not rely solely upon a credit reference score and/or latest turnover If this assessment shows that your organisation does not have the financial standing required for a contract of this value a guarantee or performance bond may be required confirm that you would provide these if 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:

The contracting authority reserves the right to require groupings of contractors to take a particular legal form or to require a single contractor to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As per terms and conditions attached to the Invitation to Tender documentation (appendix E).
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: In accordance with regulation 57 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Exclusion grounds) and set out in the selection criteria available from the address in section I.1.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Provision of 2 years audited accounts.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Annual turn over must equal 1 x times annual contract value for each lot tendered for.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Completion of selection question within Invitation to Tender Due Diligence checks of preferred provider(s) during standstill period Provision of required policies and documentation by preferred provider(s).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Detailed in special conditions of contract and selection criteria within Invitation to Tender 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: 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

Open

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 no
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:

CP1079-14 Emotional Well being Services for Children and Young People
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: 30.4.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

30.4.2015 – 12:00

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

31.3.2015

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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 30.4.2015 – 13:00
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:

1.4.2015

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