Mental Health Training Programme – Department for Education

Mental Health Training Programme – Department for Education

The Department for Education are seeking a supplier, or consortium of suppliers to deliver a national Senior Mental Health Leads training programme.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2019/S 129-316538

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings, 20, Great Smith Street
London
SW1P 3BT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2476660453
E-mail: DSL.MH@education.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Senior Leads for Mental Health Training Programme

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Department for Education are seeking a supplier, or consortium of suppliers to deliver a national Senior Mental Health Leads training programme. This involves the development and subsequent delivery of a training programme across all state funded schools and colleges in England. The training will support education settings to make existing senior mental health lead roles effective, and incentivise education settings without a lead to establish such a role. The contract requirements will be delivered over a period from January 2020 up to July 2024.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 30 000 000.00 GBP

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)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Department for Education are seeking a supplier, or consortium of suppliers to deliver a national senior mental health leads training programme. This involves the development and subsequent delivery of a training programme across all state-funded schools and colleges in England to be delivered over a period from January 2020 up to July 2024 (subject to contract extension periods being taken up at the department’s discretion). The training will support education settings to make existing senior mental health lead roles effective, and incentivise education settings without a lead to establish such a role.

The national roll out of this training is part of proposals to improve mental health provision for children and young people outlined in the mental health Green Paper ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision’ published in December 2017.

The training will support the mental health of children and young people, by providing the opportunity for schools and colleges to equip a member of staff with the knowledge and skills to implement effective processes for ensuring pupils and students with mental health problems receive appropriate support, and to promote positive mental health within the setting so that it becomes a key part of how education settings operate. The senior mental health lead is not a mandated role, rather, education settings may choose whether and how to embed the role, for instance, creating a new role or integrating it with existing arrangements for pastoral care to make the most of their existing roles responsible for discharging formal statutory requirements.

The core training objectives are to:

— support the identification of children and young people at-risk and those exhibiting signs of mental ill health,

— knowledge of the local mental health services and working with clear links into children and young people’s mental health services to refer children and young people into NHS services where it is appropriate to do so,

— coordination of the mental health needs of young people within the school or college and awareness of the delivery of interventions where these are being delivered in the educational setting – including by the new mental health support teams where these are in place,

— support staff in contact with children with mental health needs to help raise awareness, and give all staff the confidence to work with young people and parents,

— support the delivery and measurement of outcomes of interventions on children and young people’s education and mental health,

— support a positive whole school/college approach to mental health, including advising on how this is reflected in the design of behaviour policies, curriculum and pastoral support, working with parents, how staff are supported with their own mental well-being and how pupils/students are engaged.

The successful provider is required to:

— develop the training course materials and products in order for training to begin by June 2020,

— ensure training has been made available to all state-funded schools and colleges in England by the end of the academic year 2023/24,

— deliver between 2-4 face to face workshops as part of the training,

— provide the ability for senior mental health leads to self-assess their current and ongoing whole school/college approach to mental health,

— allow senior mental health leads to develop and sign-off an action plan to implement/improve their school or college’s whole school/college approach to mental health.

Allow senior mental health leads to engage with a peer support network of other senior mental health leads to support each other in implementing the senior mental health lead’s whole school/college approach to mental health.

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

Value excluding VAT: 30 000 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 06/01/2020
End: 31/07/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Optional extension periods as detailed in the ITT documents.

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

The DfE is inviting responses from potential contractors as to whether they are likely to submit a tender for this procurement against the requirements as detailed in this ITT. Where a potential contractor indicates that they are unlikely to submit a tender the DfE would welcome details on the reasons for this. Responses from potential contractors to this question are invited by Wednesday 17th Jul

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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

Restricted 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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 13/09/2019
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 03/07/2019

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

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Senior mental health leads procurement — Mental Health Delivery Division
20 Great Smith Street, Westminster
London
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:

03/07/2019

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