Hull Anxiety and Depression Services

Hull Anxiety and Depression Services

City Healthcare Partnership CIC is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified providers for Hull Anxiety and Depression services, which include the following clusters: Stress control; Low severity common mental health problems; Low severity common mental health problems with greater need.

United Kingdom-Hull: Health services

2014/S 092-161876

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

City Healthcare Partnership CIC
5 Beacon Way, Brighton St.
Contact point(s): Procurement and Contract Manager
For the attention of: Paul Robinson
HU3 4AE Hull
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1482976931
E-mail: chcp.tenders@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.chcphull.nhs.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

Other: Community Healthcare provider deliver NHS contracted services

I.3)Main activity

Health

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:

Hull Anxiety and Depression Services.

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: In and around the City of Hull, and its borders.
NUTS code

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)

City Healthcare Partnership CIC is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified providers for Hull Anxiety and Depression services, which include the following clusters: Stress control; Low severity common mental health problems; Low severity common mental health problems with greater need; Non psychotic moderate severity mental health problems; and, Non psychotic severe mental health problems. These service clusters are being commissioned using the Any Qualified Provider process.
The qualification period for the AQP accreditation will be for 3 years from the 1.10.2014. City Healthcare Partnership CIC may open up additional qualification rounds during the accreditation period on a bi-annual basis. Should there be any service cluster where further choice of provider is required we reserve the right to limit the next accreditation round to these specific clusters only.
All patients will receive education and information about their treatment and management in accordance with written procedures and clinical protocols, in order to make decisions about their care in partnership with healthcare professionals. The service will have equitable access, ensuring that patients are treated with dignity and respect, are fully informed about their care and are able to make decisions about their care in partnership with healthcare professionals. It is critical that the Applicant identifies and manages appropriately patients with specific needs and to ensure the service conforms to equality legislation. The service must optimise care in terms of accessibility, continuity and waiting times, and must offer patient choice of provider and best treatment available.
Prior to service roll out City Healthcare Partnership CIC requires assurance that Providers have facilities, clinical experience, training and competence as is necessary to provide a service in accordance with the published specification. The Provider must maintain a Continuing Professional Development database of the staff delivering the service, which identifies attended, scheduled and review training dates as part of the annual audit cycle.
The contract will be based on a zero activity basis subject to a set tariff payment – to be published within the AQP documentation. The tariff will be subject to annual review that is likely to reflect the level of efficiencies and inflation. All potential providers who wish to express an interest in the Hull Depression and Anxiety Any Qualified Provider service will do so using the contact details in this Contract Notice. Potential Providers must then complete an accreditation questionnaire, to be published on 9.6.2014, which will be assessed to determine if an applicant is sufficiently qualified to provide the services as specified in the Accreditation documentation. All providers who meet the required minimum quality criteria, who accepts the Standard Contract Terms and who accepts the Tariff for the service will be offered a contract.
It is important to note that this contract notice wishes to establish an Any Qualified Provider system that will offer Hull patients choice within Anxiety and Depression Services. CHCP CIC are utilising the “Open” procedure in order to attract a wide choice providers to deliver services in Hull, but may not adhere to timescales typically attributed to the “Open” process.
Further details will be provided at a bidder event to be held prior to publication of AQP documentation.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000

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 all 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: yes
Number of possible renewals: Range: between 1 and 6

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: 1 Lot title: Lot 1: Stress Control Group

1)Short description

Newly referred patients will be encouraged to undertake a Stress Control Course (e.g. mood management, learning basic CBT and self-management skills, managing anxiety and depression), which will provide them with the tools to be able to participate effectively in CBT, psycho-education groups and other parts of the pathway.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2: Mental Health Cluster 1 – common mental health problems (low severity)

1)Short description

There is an expectation of an indicative care episode of 8-12 weeks and that the following range of interventions will be available to offer to individuals that are time limited, low intensity interventions in line with NICE guidance. The minimum standards for the Stress Control course will be:
— Run across 6 weekly sessions of 1.5 hours in a lecture style presentation.
— A minimum group size of 20 people with 2 facilitators.
— Be offered across a range of venues and different times of the day and week to ensure ease of access for patients.
— Be offered so that individuals are able to access the course within 2 weeks of referral.
— Each session will share proven psychological techniques to manage life stresses, and give individuals a booklet to accompany the class.
— Appropriate outcome measures will be used to assess the level of improvement achieved for each individual attending, which will also identify the individuals who require consideration of onward treatment.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Lot 3: Mental Health Cluster 2 – common mental health problems (low severity with greater need)

1)Short description

Time limited, low intensity interventions in line with NICE guidance. For example:
— Pure self-help (such as books on prescription) based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles, may be computerised (cCBT).
— Guided self-help (facilitated) based on CBT principles.
— CBT, face-to-face or telephone.
— Consider group-based CBT for people with persistent sub threshold depressive symptoms or mild to moderate depression who decline low-intensity psychosocial interventions.
— Behavioural activation.
— Structured group physical activity, three sessions per week of moderate duration (45 minutes to 1 hour) over 10 to 14 weeks.
— Psychoeducation, possibly in groups.
— Behavioural couples therapy for people who have a regular partner and where the relationship may contribute to the development or maintenance of depression, or where involving the partner is considered to be of potential therapeutic benefit.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Lot 4: Mental Health Cluster 3 – non psychotic (moderate severity)

1)Short description

If the Stress Control course has not been sufficient, an individual has requested to progress straight to therapy, or their GP has recommended an immediate referral for therapy, there is an expectation of an indicative care episode of 4-6 months and that the following range of interventions will be available to offer to individuals:
Time limited, high intensity interventions in line with NICE guidance. For example:
— CBT, provided by:
– 2 sessions per week for the first 2 to 3 weeks of treatment for people with moderate or severe depression;
– follow-up sessions typically consisting of three to four sessions over the following 3 to 6 months for all people with depression.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Lot 5: Mental Health Cluster 4 – non psychotic (severe)

1)Short description

This group of individuals will most often progress immediately to treatment interventions. There is an expectation of an indicative care episode of 6-12 months and that the following range of interventions will be available to offer to individuals:
— Treatment to address immediate needs and risks, but to also support longer-term engagement.
— People are likely to have combination treatments and multi-professional care in different settings than in clusters 1-3.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
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:

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Those as published in the AQP documentation.

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

Those as published in the AQP documentation.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: To those outlined in the AQP documentation.
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: All requirements will be listed in the AQP documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
To those levels as published in the AQP 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

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

no

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: 30.5.2014 – 17:00
Payable documents: no

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

30.5.2014 – 17:00
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

English.
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

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Potential annual / bi-annual opportunities will be open where further patient choice is required

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

Applicants must be aware that the delivery of the Anxiety and Depression Services must be located in Hull to allow ease of access and choice (for those patients that require face to face treatment). Applicants must therefore give due consideration to premises, and the ability to provide staff within Hull prior to application, as this is crucial to service delivery.

In the first instance applicants can express an interest to participate using chcp.tenders@nhs.net

Once contact has been established we will direct you to our etendering platform where all AQP activity will take place. It is our intention to hold a bidder information day prior to documentation being issued to make all potential providers aware of the process, our requirements and how we foresee the services being delivered to improve patient health, choice and accessibility

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Details published within the AQP documentation

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:

9.5.2014

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