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
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
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
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)
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)
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)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
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
Description of particular conditions: Please refer to the complete Invitation to Tender document for information.
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
Please refer to the Invitation to Tender documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: