Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment – Invitation to Tender

Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment – Invitation to Tender

TIL services provide, across England, increased access and treatment for armed forces personnel approaching discharge and veterans with mental health difficulties.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Health services

2017/S 205-423227

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

NHS England
Quarry House
Leeds
LS2 7UE
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr David Singleton
E-mail: david.singleton2@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKF
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.england.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.england.nhs.uk/

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=42de580f-abb4-e711-80e6-005056b64545&fromAdvertEvent=True
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=42de580f-abb4-e711-80e6-005056b64545&fromAdvertEvent=True

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

RTL091P — Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service.

Reference number: DN304288

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The NHS Commissioning Board, known as NHS England, the Contracting Authority, (hereafter referred to as ‘The Authority’) invites completed Invitation to Tender (ITT) submissions from all suitable providers to provide the Veterans’ Mental Health — Complex Treatment Service in one or more of these following opportunities; East Midlands, West Midlands and East of England.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 852 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

East Midlands

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In 2017 NHS England commissioned the Veterans’ Mental Health Transition Intervention and Liaison (TIL) service following publication of the engagement work in relation to veterans’ mental health services. TIL services provide, across England, increased access and treatment for armed forces personnel approaching discharge and veterans with mental health difficulties.

Building on the VMH — TIL service the VMH Complex Treatment Service (VMH — CTS) will provide an enhanced service for veterans with complex mental health problems that are attributable to military service, which have not been resolved earlier in the care / support pathway and require an intensive and assertive multi-disciplinary package of clinical and social interventions where a military culturally sensitive approach would assist the rapport and therapeutic outcomes for the patient. The service will focus on those veterans who have complex mental health problems including PTSD.

The Procurement process will be facilitated entirely online via The Authority’s e-procurement portal (ProContract). Interested Applicants wishing to participate in the procurement must register and complete the online questionnaires hosted on the portal prior to the deadline for submission. All clarification requests and correspondence pertaining to this ITT opportunity must be directed through the portal.

Contracts will be awarded for an initial period of two (2) years, with optional extension for a further two (2) years. i.e. Maximum total duration for each contract is four (4) years in total.

A timetable for the procurement, guidance regarding the process, and supplementary information relating to each contract opportunity is also available from the Portal.

This opportunity was previously advertised as part of the Veterans Mental Health — Intensive Service as Lot 2 — Midlands & East (PRJ437) which failed to attract any bids in this configuration. The opportunity is, therefore, being re-advertised as three smaller lots reflective of the local geography.

This Tender process is being managed by NEL Commissioning Support Unit (NEL CSU) on behalf of The Authority in connection with a competitive procurement exercise that is being conducted in accordance with a process based on the Open Procedure under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (‘the Regulations’ (as amended)). The services to which this Procurement relates fall within the ‘Light Touch Regime’ (LTR) governing procurement of Health, Social, Education and Other service contracts. Neither the reference to ‘Open Procedure’, ‘ITT’, ‘SQ’, the use of the term ‘Tender process’, nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Contracting Authority intends to hold itself bound to any of the Regulations, save those applicable to LTR provisions.

Bidders are also to note that information relating to this procurement is provided in good faith, and may be subject to amendment by The Authority.

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: 1 122 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Contract will be for a period of 24 months — the initial contract period will be from 1.4.2018 to 31.3.2020. The initial period is followed by an optional extension of 24 months.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

West Midlands

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In 2017 NHS England commissioned the Veterans’ Mental Health Transition Intervention and Liaison (TIL) service following publication of the engagement work in relation to veterans’ mental health services. TIL services provide, across England, increased access and treatment for armed forces personnel approaching discharge and veterans with mental health difficulties.

Building on the VMH — TIL service the VMH Complex Treatment Service (VMH — CTS) will provide an enhanced service for veterans with complex mental health problems that are attributable to military service, which have not been resolved earlier in the care / support pathway and require an intensive and assertive multi-disciplinary package of clinical and social interventions where a military culturally sensitive approach would assist the rapport and therapeutic outcomes for the patient. The service will focus on those veterans who have complex mental health problems including PTSD.

The Procurement process will be facilitated entirely online via The Authority’s e-procurement portal (ProContract). Interested Applicants wishing to participate in the procurement must register and complete the online questionnaires hosted on the portal prior to the deadline for submission. All clarification requests and correspondence pertaining to this ITT opportunity must be directed through the portal.

Contracts will be awarded for an initial period of two (2) years, with optional extension for a further two (2) years. i.e. Maximum total duration for each contract is four (4) years in total.

A timetable for the procurement, guidance regarding the process, and supplementary information relating to each contract opportunity is also available from the Portal.

This opportunity was previously advertised as part of the Veterans Mental Health — Intensive Service as Lot 2 — Midlands & East (PRJ437) which failed to attract any bids in this configuration. The opportunity is, therefore, being re-advertised as three smaller lots reflective of the local geography.

This Tender process is being managed by NEL Commissioning Support Unit (NEL CSU) on behalf of The Authority in connection with a competitive procurement exercise that is being conducted in accordance with a process based on the Open Procedure under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (‘the Regulations’ (as amended)). The services to which this Procurement relates fall within the ‘Light Touch Regime’ (LTR) governing procurement of Health, Social, Education and Other service contracts. Neither the reference to ‘Open Procedure’, ‘ITT’, ‘SQ’, the use of the term ‘Tender process’, nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Contracting Authority intends to hold itself bound to any of the Regulations, save those applicable to LTR provisions.

Bidders are also to note that information relating to this procurement is provided in good faith, and may be subject to amendment by The Authority.

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: 1 242 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Contract will be for a period of 24 months — the initial contract period will be from 1.4.2018 to 31.3.2020. The initial period is followed by an optional extension of 24 months.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

East of England

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In 2017 NHS England commissioned the Veterans’ Mental Health Transition Intervention and Liaison (TIL) service following publication of the engagement work in relation to veterans’ mental health services. TIL services provide, across England, increased access and treatment for armed forces personnel approaching discharge and veterans with mental health difficulties.

Building on the VMH — TIL service the VMH Complex Treatment Service (VMH — CTS) will provide an enhanced service for veterans with complex mental health problems that are attributable to military service, which have not been resolved earlier in the care / support pathway and require an intensive and assertive multi-disciplinary package of clinical and social interventions where a military culturally sensitive approach would assist the rapport and therapeutic outcomes for the patient. The service will focus on those veterans who have complex mental health problems including PTSD.

The Procurement process will be facilitated entirely online via The Authority’s e-procurement portal (ProContract). Interested Applicants wishing to participate in the procurement must register and complete the online questionnaires hosted on the portal prior to the deadline for submission. All clarification requests and correspondence pertaining to this ITT opportunity must be directed through the portal.

Contracts will be awarded for an initial period of two (2) years, with optional extension for a further two (2) years. i.e. Maximum total duration for each contract is four (4) years in total.

A timetable for the procurement, guidance regarding the process, and supplementary information relating to each contract opportunity is also available from the Portal.

This opportunity was previously advertised as part of the Veterans Mental Health — Intensive Service as Lot 2 — Midlands & East (PRJ437) which failed to attract any bids in this configuration. The opportunity is, therefore, being re-advertised as three smaller lots reflective of the local geography.

This Tender process is being managed by NEL Commissioning Support Unit (NEL CSU) on behalf of The Authority in connection with a competitive procurement exercise that is being conducted in accordance with a process based on the Open Procedure under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (‘the Regulations’ (as amended)). The services to which this Procurement relates fall within the ‘Light Touch Regime’ (LTR) governing procurement of Health, Social, Education and Other service contracts. Neither the reference to ‘Open Procedure’, ‘ITT’, ‘SQ’, the use of the term ‘Tender process’, nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Contracting Authority intends to hold itself bound to any of the Regulations, save those applicable to LTR provisions.

Bidders are also to note that information relating to this procurement is provided in good faith, and may be subject to amendment by The Authority.

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: 1 488 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Contract will be for a period of 24 months — the initial contract period will be from 1.4.2018 to 31.3.2020. The initial period is followed by an optional extension of 24 months.

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

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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

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: no
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: 17/11/2017
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:

English

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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17/11/2017
Local time: 12:00

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

NHS England
Quarry House
Leeds
LS2 7UE
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:

20/10/2017

 

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