Improving Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in Schools Service

Improving Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in Schools Service

Money has been made available by NHS England for the development of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

United Kingdom-Yeovil: Health services

2016/S 186-334676

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Somerset Clinical Comissioning Group
Wynford House, Lufton Way, Lufton
Contact point(s): (NUTs Code UKK23)
For the attention of: Angela Mortley, Senior Clinical Procurement Manager
BA22 8HR Yeovil
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1935381969

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

Body governed by public law

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:

Somerset CCG — Improving Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in Schools Service.

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: Somerset.

NUTS code UKK23

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)

Money has been made available by NHS England for the development of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). This includes the intention to support schools and colleges by building on existing links with Education.

The service for Improving Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in Schools will be aligned with the priorities in Somerset’s Transformation Plan for Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing (, particularly the objective to ‘promote good mental health, build resilience and identify and address emerging mental health difficulties early on.’ The service will be based on the ethos of being ‘children and young-person led’ with the role of the provider being to facilitate children and young-person led projects within schools across Somerset.

It is expected that the service will encompass some training, resilience building programmes and initiatives to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health conditions. Using the children and young-person led approach; it is planned that these projects will be delivered peer to peer in addition to support for parents and teaching staff.

Suppliers that would like to take part in this tender process are invited to Express Interest through the Commissioner’s In-Tend e-procurement system, upon which they will be given access to the full tender documentation. The link is as follows:

The deadline for submissions of the tender will be 25.10.2016. Please allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted except in exceptional circumstances.
Any questions relating to this tender should be made via correspondence on the In-Tend portal, and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above.
The total budget available is 293 096 GBP per annum inclusive of VAT and contract term is set for 36 months with an option to extension for up to a further 24 months at the commissioner’s discretion. The total contract value for the three year contract is 879 288 GBP and the maximum value is 1 465 480 GBP if the extension options are adopted.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 80000000, 80561000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

Further information and contract documentation can be obtained via the following link:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 879 288 and 1 465 480 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Contracts will be for an initial term of 36 months with an option to extension for period(s) up to a further 24 months at the discretion of the Commissioner. Services are planned to commence from 01 April 2017.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent company and other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances, see the invitation to tender for further details.
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:

See the invitation to tender for further details.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: The Contracting Authority will also be utilising the supplier information database (SID4Gov) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile. As well as responding to the tender via In-Tend, candidates are requested to provide or update their profile on the SID4Gov as follows:

a) candidates should register on SID4Gov at

b) to continue with the registration process Suppliers must have a current DUNS Number. If a Supplier does not have a DUNS Number there is a link to the D&B UK website to request a DUNS Supplier Number.
c) Suppliers who already have a published profile on SID4Gov must confirm that information is up to date; i) candidates should ensure all relevant sections of their SID4Gov profile are completed to demonstrate their ability to meet the short listing criteria applicable to this contract. Where access to SID4Gov is unavailable, please contact SID4Gov Support Centre on +44 (0) 845 299 2994

Please note all responses to OJEU should be made through SCW CSU In-Tend eProcurement systems ( — registrations is required on SID4GOV to update or provide company profiles only.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per III 2.1 above.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per III 2.1 above.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per III 2.1 above.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per III 2.1 above.
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

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

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:


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: 21.10.2016 – 17:00
Payable documents: no

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

25.10.2016 – 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

in days: 180 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

To receive more information about this tender, including the tender documentation and any amendments and/or clarifications and to request any clarifications and/or to respond to this tender, you must register your interest into this tender on the following website:

Once you have successfully registered your expression of interest you will be issued with the Invitation to Tender (ITT) for completion before the deadline stated within the tender documentation.
The Services are healthcare services within the meaning and scope of Annex XIV of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (the Directive) and Schedule 3 to the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (the Regulations). The tendering process will be conducted in accordance with the requirements and flexibilities provided by Articles 74 to 76 of the Directive, and Regulations 74 to 76 of the Regulations. The Authority will run a transparent tender process, treating all bidders equally. For the avoidance of doubt, the Authority will not be bound by the Regulations or the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union or any other regulations or legislation except for the specific parts or circumstances that apply to the procurement of these Services.
Neither the inclusion of a bidder selection stage, nor the use of any language or terms found in the Directive or Regulations, nor the description of the procedure voluntarily adopted by the Authority (Open, Restricted, Competitive Procedure with Negotiation, Competitive Dialogue or any other description), nor any other indication, shall be taken to mean that the Authority intends to hold itself bound by the Directive or Regulations, save by the provisions applicable to services coming within the scope of Annex XIV of the Directive / Schedule 3 of the Regulations.

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 contracting authority intends to observe the provisions and 10 day standstill period described in the Public Contracting Regulations 2015. Unsuccessful tenderers and applicants will receive scores and reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages of the winning bid and the reasons why the tenderer/applicant was unsuccessful. Deadlines for lodging appeals should be in accordance with the 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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