People Development Tender for Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

People Development Tender for Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Our aim is to develop staff and the organisation, in line with our values, to promote a culture of effective working and delivering high quality patient care.

United Kingdom-Southampton: Staff development services

2015/S 006-006625

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Maples Building, Tatchbury Mount
For the attention of: Card Robert
SO40 2RZ Southampton

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

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

People Development.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire.

NUTS code UKJ33

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a partner who will complement existing expertise within the Trust. Our aim is to develop staff and the organisation, in line with our values, to promote a culture of effective working and delivering high quality patient care. The purpose of the contract is to maintain and improve the quality of leadership of staff, through meeting the development needs of existing or aspiring leaders.
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (SHFT) provides high quality acute, community, mental health, learning disability and social care services. SHFT has a longstanding vision for a fundamentally different model of care in Hampshire, through which a sustainable, person centred health and care system can be built. We believe that this will enable health and social care providers and commissioners to create better outcomes, and deliver better value from the investment of public funds.
Bidders must be able to advise on, design and provide leadership programmes and interventions that will be credible with staff at all levels, and focus on leadership that contributes to the strategic priorities of SHFT and the delivery of its services to its customers.
The contract period will be from June 2015 until May 2018 with an option to extend by 2 periods of 1 year each.
There will be a bidder’s day at 14:00 on the 20.1.2015 in the Conference Room, 7 Sterne Road, Tatchbury Mount, Southampton SO40 2RZ.
The historical average spend of the contract has been 1 000 000 GBP per year
The level of spend will change in line with any changes in staff numbers and services provided.

The procurement will be conducted via the NHS Commercial Solutions e-tendering web site. If you would like to express an interest in this opportunity please register your organisation on the web-site ( as soon as possible and at the latest prior to the closing date for expressions of interest, allowing sufficient time to access and complete the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ). Reference PQQ _772.

Should you require any assistance in accessing or registering on the e-tendering web site please contact the Bravo Solution Help-desk via telephone on +44 8003684850 and/or by e-mail to

The closing date for organisations to express an interest and submit their completed PQQ is 17:00 on the 12.2.2015.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79633000, 80570000

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


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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Duration in months: 36 (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:

As per PQQ/ITT Documentation.

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

As per PQQ/ITT Documentation.

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

As per PQQ/ITT Documentation.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once):

— Browse to the eSourcing Portal: and click the link to register

— Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’;
— Enter your correct business and user details;
— Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete;
— You will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure);
2. Express an Interest in the tender:
— Login to the portal with the username/password;
— Click the ‘PQQs/ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier);
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content;
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page;
— This will move the PQQ/ITT into your ‘My PQQs/My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only);
— You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box;
3. Responding to the tender:
— Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining);
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification;
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT;
— There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page.
If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per PQQ/ITT Documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per PQQ/ITT Documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per PQQ/ITT Documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per PQQ/ITT 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


IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As per PQQ Documentation.
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

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

9.2.2015 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:


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