Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service – Staffordshire

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service – Staffordshire

Commissioners wish to procure an IAPT service for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

United Kingdom-Stoke-on-Trent: Health services

2019/S 140-344966

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Heron House, 120 Grove Road
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 4LX
United Kingdom
Contact person: Roman Klimczak
Telephone: +44 17852872500
E-mail: r.klimczak@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKG23
Internet address(es):Main address: https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group
Staffordshire Place 2
Stafford
ST16 2LP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Roman Klimczak
Telephone: +44 17852872500
E-mail: r.klimczak@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKG24
Internet address(es):Main address: www.staffordsurroundsccg.nhs.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group
Staffordshire Place 2
Stafford
ST16 2LP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 17852872500
E-mail: r.klimczak@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKG24
Internet address(es):Main address: www.cannockchaseccg.nhs.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Unit
Edwin House, Centrum 100, 2nd Avenue
Burton upon Trent
DE14 2WF
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 17852872500
E-mail: r.klimczak@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKG24
Internet address(es):Main address: www.eaststaffsccg.nhs.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group
2nd Floor, Marmion House, Lichfield Street
Tamworth
B79 7BZ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Roman Klimczak
Telephone: +44 17852872500
E-mail: r.klimczak@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKG24
Internet address(es):Main address: www.sesandspccg.nhs.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Smithfield 1 Building, Leonard Coates Way
Stoke-on-Trent
ST1 4FA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Roman Klimczak
Telephone: +44 17852872500
E-mail: r.klimczak@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKG24
Internet address(es):Main address: www.northstaffsccg.nhs.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Stoke on Trent Clinical Commissioning Group
Smithfield 1 Building, Leonard Coates Way
Stoke-on-Trent
ST1 4FA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Roman Klimczak
Telephone: +44 17852872500
E-mail: r.klimczak@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKG23
Internet address(es):Main address: www.stokeccg.nhs.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Staffordshire Community Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service

Reference number: ITT701

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, North Staffordshire, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsular, Stafford and Surrounds and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs currently commission an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service based in various locations across Staffordshire. This is offered on a basis of direct referral to patients registered with GPs contracted with these CCGs. Commissioners wish to procure an IAPT service for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent STP footprint via a competitive tender for a single lead (or prime) provider. The successful bidder shall be expected to work with the community and voluntary sector to deliver the Service, particularly in relation to the non-IAPT element of the service. The overall aim of the service is to provide timely and responsive psychological service to the people of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire who are experiencing any mental health problem that can be treated effectively in primary care.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85121270
85312300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG24
Main site or place of performance:

Staffordshire. To patients registered with GPs contracted with the 6 named CCGs.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, North Staffordshire, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsular, Stafford and Surrounds and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs currently commission an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service based in various locations across Staffordshire. This is offered on a basis of direct referral to patients registered with GPs contracted with these CCGs. Commissioners wish to tender for an IAPT service on the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent STP footprint via a competitive tender for a single lead (or prime) provider. The successful bidder shall be expected to work with the community and voluntary sector to deliver the service, particularly in relation to the non-IAPT element of the service. The overall aim of the service is to provide timely and responsive psychological service to the people of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire who are experiencing any mental health problem that can be treated effectively in primary care – a single point of access for all mental health problems in primary care. This will include both:

— the treatment of common mental health problems (depression and anxiety disorders) where those conditions can be managed in primary care, as part of the improving access to psychological therapies programme, delivered by IAPT workers,

— the treatment of other ‘Non-IAPT’ mental health problems that can benefit from an evidence-based psychological therapy, delivered by ‘Non-IAPT’ workers (e.g. community mental health nurses, counsellors, therapists, recovery/support workers, peer support workers and other mental health professionals. The provider shall deliver a high quality, patient-centred service that enables people with mental health problems to improve their well-being and functionality, thereby reducing the need for more specialist services (either for their mental or physical health). Therefore, the service shall also provide the connectivity for service users in terms of their wider care, ensuring that it is inclusive of both mental health and physical health problems.

Delivery will be an integral aspect of primary care services therefore flexibility will be key in order to ensure individual GP practice needs can be met. The vision for the service is the provision of an integrated primary care mental health service which is accessible, flexible and innovative in addressing the needs of the individuals accessing the service. In order to achieve this, therapists should work as part of GP practice teams, working flexibly to meet the individual needs of each practice. Commissioners also wish the Service to be integrated with long term condition teams, and primary care teams, providing psychological therapies within a stepped care model, to people who are experiencing common mental health problems (the IAPT section of the service), and other mental health problems (the Non-IAPT section of the service). A full list of the underlying principles and aims and objectives of the service are provided within the service specification.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 091-219132

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 20/09/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 23/09/2019
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Light Touch Regime’ services: This procurement is for clinical services which are light touch regime services for the purpose of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as specified in Schedule 3 of the Regulations (‘Regulations’). Accordingly, the Contracting Authorities are only bound by those parts of the Regulations detailed in Chapter 3 Particular Procurement Regimes Section 7. The Contracting Authorities are not voluntarily following any other part of the regulations. The procedure which the Contracting Authorities are following is set out in Annex 1. As the CCG is a relevant body for the purpose of the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No 2) Regulations 2013 these regulations also apply to this procurement.

Right to cancel: The Contracting Authority reserves the right to discontinue the procurement process at any time, which shall include the right not to award a contract or contracts, and does not bind itself to accept the lowest tender, or any tender received, and reserves the right to award a contract in part, or to call for new tenders should it consider this necessary.

The Contracting Authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidate or tenderer in connection with the completion and return of the information requested in this Contract Notice, or in the completion or submission of any tender, irrespective of the outcome of the competition or if the competition is cancelled or postponed.

All dates, time periods and values specified in this notice are provisional and the Contracting Authority reserves the right to change these.

Transparency: the Contracting Authority is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) and may be required to disclose information received in the course of this procurement under FOIA or the EIR.

In addition, and in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the Contracting Authority intends to publish procurement documentation and the text of any resulting contractual arrangements, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.

Any redactions, whether in relation to information requests under FOIA, the EIR or policies on transparency will be in accordance with those grounds prescribed under the Freedom of Information Act.

This tender will be operated via electronic means using the internet. Midlands and Lancashire CSU is conducting this procurement exercise as a central purchasing body for another NHS body with whom the successful bidder(s) will enter into contracts for the supply of the services.

Any other public-sector body detailed within this notice, wishing to access the contract may do so only with permission from the contracting NHS body.

Details will be made available via documentation and information released during the tender process.

Should the contract be awarded, it will be for 3 years with an option to extend by up to another 24 months.

This exercise will be conducted on the Midlands and Lancashire CSU portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk

Candidates wishing to participate must register should register on the portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk(registration and use of the website is free of charge). If your organisation has registered previously, you do not need to re-register.

For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the Bravo Solution Help-desk on +44 8003684850 or E-mail: help@bravosolution

There is one ITT relevant to this procurement, namely ITT 701. Bidders Should ensure that they are able to access this project.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group
First Floor, Number 2, Staffordshire Place
Stafford
ST16 2LP
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18/07/2019