Evaluation of the Women’s Offender Personality Disorder Pathway

Evaluation of the Women’s Offender Personality Disorder Pathway

The Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway covers the assessment, management and treatment of offenders likely to have PD who present a high risk of re-offending (men and women) and serious harm to others (men).

United Kingdom-Dorking: Health and social work services

2015/S 011-015025

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS England and the National Offender Management Service (NOMS)
The Atrium, Curtis Road
For the attention of: Clive Gilbert
RH4 1XA Dorking
E-mail: clive.gilbert@nhs.net

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


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

Evaluation of the Women’s Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway and Psychologically Informed Planned Environments (PIPEs).

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

Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: See tender documentation.

NUTS code UK

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

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 140 000 and 305 000 GBP

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

The Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway covers the assessment, management and treatment of offenders likely to have PD who present a high risk of re-offending (men and women) and serious harm to others (men). It is jointly co-commissioned by NHS England and the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) who jointly share the responsibility for this population.
A key principle for the Pathway is that an offender’s pathway is psychologically informed, and focuses on relationships and the social context in which people live.
To evaluate the effectiveness of the activities delivered on the Pathway, NHS/NOMS are inviting proposals from suitably qualified and experienced organisations (either solely or in partnership with others) to undertake service evaluations in the following two areas.
1. The OPD Pathway for female offenders.
2. Psychologically Informed Planned Environments (PIPEs).
Bidders are invited to submit proposals for either one or both evaluations.
The first evaluation will examine the effectiveness of the ‘whole systems pathway’ approach to managing and treating female offenders with PD throughout their sentence in custody and the community; specifically focusing on the gender specific approaches for working with female PD offenders.
The second service evaluation will examine the contribution of ‘PIPE’ services to the overall effectiveness of the OPD Pathway. PIPEs provide progression options for those engaged with PD services within the Criminal Justice System. They aim to prepare offenders for a period of treatment, provide a supportive environment whilst in treatment, or provide an opportunity to practice new skills and reflect on learned experiences following treatment, thus maximising possible treatment effects.
Important: NHS / NOMS will be assisted in the procurement element of this project by NHS Commercial Solutions (NHS CS).
Full procurement documentation, including the specifications, will be made available via the Bravo e-tendering system on or around the 20.1.2015, when it is likely the formal tender process will start.
To register to receive advice on when full details of the specification and contract documentation become available via Bravo, please email:


Ensuring you use the description ‘NHS NOMS OPD / PIPES’ in the subject line, and providing your organisation’s details.
Bidders who have registered interest to the email address above will be advised when the formal process starts. Full tender information will then be available via the Bravo system.
Bidders may register on Bravo before that date but the specific project (Project number 1247) will not be visible. Full details of how to register on Bravo are contained in Section III.2 .1 of this notice.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 73000000

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

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


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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent company guarantee and / or performance bonds may be 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:

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: Please refer to the complete Invitation to Tender document for information.
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: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~:

1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal:https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml 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.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the Invitation to Tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the 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
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

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

3.3.2015 – 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

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.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Commissioners will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenders. That notification will provide reasons for the award decision as required by regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Note that any challenge must be brought in accordance with the strict time limits which apply under these Regulations.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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