Adult Sexual Violence Survivor Hub and Therapy Support Service in Nottinghamshire

Adult Sexual Violence Survivor Hub and Therapy Support Service in Nottinghamshire

The service will be available for survivors living in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire aged 18 and over.

United Kingdom-Nottinghamshire: Health and social work services

2020/S 113-275473

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire
National registration number: N/A
Postal address: Arnot Hill House, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold
Town: Nottinghamshire
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: NG5 6LU
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Sian Spaight
E-mail: emscuenquiries@emscu.pnn.police.uk
Telephone: +44 1158445998

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=33349&B=BLUELIGHT
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=33349&B=BLUELIGHT
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Adult Sexual Violence Survivor Hub and Therapy Support Service in Nottinghamshire

Reference number: Notts SVA commissioning

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000 Health and social work services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire, on behalf of himself, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group will publish an invitation to tender for a provider to deliver an adult sexual violence hub and therapy support service in Nottinghamshire.

The service will be available for survivors living in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire aged 18 and over. It will provide the following:

• a single point of contact (‘hub’) for adult sexual violence survivors to access all the services they need;

• specialist SVA counselling and therapy;

• proactive leadership, partnership working and awareness raising around sexual violence support; and

• seeking further funding to develop peer support including volunteering opportunities for survivors.

‘documents will not be available until 17.00 on 16 June 2020’

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 6 914 367.00 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)

75200000 Provision of services to the community
85100000 Health services
85140000 Miscellaneous health services
85312300 Guidance and counselling services
85312320 Counselling services
85323000 Community health services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The service will be available for survivors living in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire aged 18 and over. It will provide the following:

• a single point of contact (‘hub’) for adult sexual violence survivors to access all the services they need;

• specialist SVA counselling and therapy;

• proactive leadership, partnership working and awareness raising around sexual violence support; and

• seeking further funding to develop peer support including volunteering opportunities for survivors.

The hub will include provision of information, advice and signposting for survivors, risks and needs assessments, access to mental health assessments by Mental Health nurses, ‘holding’ support for survivors delivered within a therapeutic environment, survivor engagement and leadership on specialist SVA issues within the strategic and operational partnership landscape in Nottinghamshire.

The provision of specialist SVA counselling and therapy will include 1:1 and group counselling and other psychotherapy which will work as an integral element of the commissioned NHS mental health pathway. Therapy will be tiered and based on three stage trauma recovery: stabilisation, processing, integration. All therapeutic support will fully comply with CPS pre-trial therapy guidance.

The service specification has been co-produced with survivors and they will be at the heart of the new model. Survivor engagement is a key element of the specification. The survivor engagement work that has previously been led by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner will be integrated into the new model.

The provider will be expected to work pro-actively with diverse communities of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, and actively monitor its delivery to ensure that survivors from all protected characteristics access the service.

The service will work in very close partnership with commissioned mental health, substance misuse and domestic abuse support services in Nottinghamshire to ensure seamless support for survivors.

As the new service will be expected to provide local leadership in improving all the support services that survivors access, it is possible that the PCC’s separately commissioned Independent Sexual Violence Adviser Service may be integrated into the model after June 2022. This will only happen following a PCC review of both services during 2021 and if the PCC and his partners agree it is appropriate.

Provider requirements include:

• substantial in depth insight and understanding into a wide range of sexual violence survivors’ needs;

• demonstrable experience (at least 3 years) of safely and effectively supporting large numbers of adult sexual violence survivors with multiple and complex needs, including substance misuse and domestic abuse;

• evidence and experience of managing dynamic risk and responding appropriately;

• proven experience of meaningful partnership working with the public and voluntary sector services;

• provision of specialist therapists who are registered with a recognised UK accreditation body such as BACP or UKCP;

• demonstrable understanding of delivering therapy within the CPS pre-trial therapy guidance;

• evidence of organisational, financial and other governance capacity to manage a contract of this size.

The ITT will be published in June 2020 and will be open until August 2020. The contract will be awarded in September 2020. Mobilisation will begin in October 2020 and delivery on 1 January 2021. The service will deliver support from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2023, with two possible one year extensions.

This is a new Service. However, the PCC and other funding partners have previously funded counselling and therapy support for survivors. TUPE may apply to the contract.

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: 6 914 367.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Initial contract period is 3 years and 2 x 1 year extensions.

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

The services to which this procurement relates fall within Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the ‘Regulations’). As such, the procurement of the services is being run as a process akin to the open procedure process. The contracting authority does not intend to hold itself bound by any of the regulations, save those applicable to Schedule 3 Services.

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:

Refer to procurement documentation.

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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Refer to procurement documentation.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Refer to procurement documentation.

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: 17/08/2020
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: 17/08/2020
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

Official name: The Office of the Police and Crime Commisioner for Nottinghamshire
Postal address: Arnot Hill House, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold
Town: Nottinghamshire
Postal code: NG5 6LU
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: emscuenquiries@emscu.pnn.police.uk
Telephone: +44 1604797044
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:

09/06/2020