Lifecycle Primary Care Mental Health Service
The key objectives of the service are as follows: To enhance and maintain psychological health and well-being of the population of South Tyneside. To provide assessment and evidence based treatment to South Tyneside patients. To offer a single point of access to primary care mental health services.
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Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
NHS England, South Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group
Monkton Hall, Monkton Lane
For the attention of: Michael Robertson
NE32 5NN Jarrow
Further information can be obtained from: North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Teesdale House, Westpoint Road, Thornaby
Contact point(s): Michael Robertson
TS17 6BL Stockton-on-Tees
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
NUTS code UKC22
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The key objectives of the service are as follows:
— To enhance and maintain psychological health and well-being of the population of South Tyneside.
— To provide assessment and evidence based treatment to South Tyneside patients.
— To offer a single point of access to primary care mental health services.
— To ensure that patients are seen quickly and appropriately.
— To ensure that the people of South Tyneside receive a safe and high quality service in line with Nice Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) guidance.
— To provide a fully integrated service and a positive patient experience.
— To effectively engage with patients.
— To provide a flexible service to hard to reach groups across South Tyneside including people with LTCs, older people, people with learning disabilities and other diverse groups.
— To provide advice and training to primary care health teams in identifying mental health problems with the aim of assisting them to manage psychological wellbeing and mental health.
The process will have 2 phases, which are as follows:
Phase 1 — the anticipated contract start date for the adult primary care mental health services (including IAPT) and some Tier 2 children and young people’s services is the 1.10.2015.
Phase 2 — will be the remaining elements of children and young people’s services, with an anticipated contract start date of the 1.3.2016.
Potential Bidders are to note: It is anticipated that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 as amended by the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (TUPE) may apply for this contract. Potential Bidders are advised to form their own view on whether TUPE applies, obtaining their own legal advice and carrying out due diligence.
“Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the Contracting Authority must consider:
(a) how what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area where it exercises its functions, and
(b) how, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing that improvement.
Accordingly, the subject matter of the contract has been scoped to take into account the priorities of the Contracting Authority relating to economic, social and environmental well-being”.
NECS is utilising an electronic tendering system to manage this procurement and communicate with potential providers. Accordingly, there will be no hard copy documents issued to potential providers and all communications with NECS, including your tender submission, will be conducted via the portal https://In-tendhost.co.uk/necs hosted by (In-Tend), the managed service provider for the NECS electronic tendering system.
To express an interest in tendering for this service, and (if you have not already done so) please register on the electronic tendering portal, which can be found at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/necs.
Once registered, you will be able to view details of the tender opportunity by selecting the ‘Tenders’ tab, and then selecting ‘Current’, scroll down through the tender lists until you come to ‘Lifecycle Primary Care Mental Health Service’. To view further information on this specific tender opportunity, click the button marked ‘View Details’. From this area, you will be able to express your interest in this tender opportunity by selecting the button marked ‘Express Interest’.
Please note that it is free to register on the portal, which can be accessed at any time of day as long as you have a working internet connection.
If you require further assistance, a help guide can be found on the portal by clicking on the tab marked ‘Guidance for Suppliers’. Alternatively, (should potential providers have any queries) a dedicated helpdesk is available and can be contacted on +44 8442728810 Monday to Friday 8:00 to 17:00 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for submission of tenders is 12:00 noon on Monday 13.4.2015.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
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
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: