Tender for Psychological and Psychiatric Services

Tender for Psychological and Psychiatric Services

Provide Psychological, Psychiatric, Independent Social Work and Parenting Assessments.

United Kingdom-Grays: Psychiatrist or psychologist services

2019/S 025-055799

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Thurrock Council
Civic Offices, New Road
United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@thurrock.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH32
Internet address(es):Main address: www.thurrock.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.in-tendhost.co.uk/thurrockcouncil/aspx/ProjectManage/210

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.in-tendhost.co.uk/thurrockcouncil/aspx/ProjectManage/210
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.in-tendhost.co.uk/thurrockcouncil/aspx/ProjectManage/210
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://www.in-tendhost.co.uk/thurrockcouncil/aspx/ProjectManage/210

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

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Psychological, Psychiatric, Independent Social Work and Parenting Assessments

Reference number: PS/2018/011

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Council’s requirement under this contract is for a provider of high quality competent, comprehensive expert assessments that are grounded in evidence and research to:

— inform whether or not, children should remain in their home,

— generate improvement in the provision of appropriate therapeutic support to families including adoptive families eligible for adoption support funding. Further information could be found in the Specification (Appendix 2).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 340 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH32
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement of a framework of specialist providers of external: psychological, psychiatric, independent social work, parenting and PAMS, domestic violence and substance misuse assessments for Parents/Carers of children and young people with open social care status. Further information can be found in the tender documents, which are available on the in-tend portal.

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: 340 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/09/2019
End: 31/08/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract will be re-tendered either in 3 or 4 years, depending on whether the extension option is taken up.

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

Please note the contract is for 3 years with the option to extend for a further 1 year. The contract value provided is the total value over the full 4 years.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

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.1.1)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: 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: 02/04/2019
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 02/04/2019
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Either in 3 or 4 years, depending on whether the extension option is taken up.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

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. These priorities are described in the invitation to tender and are reflected in environmental and social characteristics in the evaluation criteria for the award of the contract. The Council is operating this procurement under the light touch regime for social and other specific services, as set out in the PCR 2015, at Section 7 (Regulations 74 to 77) and Schedule 3.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Thurrock Council
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: