Alternative forms of treatment based accommodation programme

Alternative forms of treatment based accommodation programme

Liaison and diversion development and alternative forms of treatment based accommodation programme. Department of Health.

UK-London: health services

2012/S 46-075885

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department of Health
Skipton House, 80 London Road
For the attention of: Nike Akinde
SE1 6LH London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: supplier.helpdesk@dh.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.dh.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/index.htm

Electronic access to information: http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/index.htm

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

Health
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Liaison and diversion development and alternative forms of treatment based accommodation programme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Department of Health (DH) seeks to appoint a Service Provider to set up, run and develop a National liaison and diversion development network, that will incorporate a range of pathfinders, test sites, and early implementers in the field of liaison and diversion for all ages (including alternatives for adults).
The definition of liaison and diversion is (according to Lord Bradley’s Report – http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_098694):

— “A process whereby people are assessed and their needs identified as early as possible in the offender pathway (including prevention and early intervention), thus informing subsequent decisions about where an individual is best placed to receive treatment, taking in to account public safety, safety of the individual and punishment of an offence”.
Liaison and diversion services are required to both identify and assess people with mental health, learning disabilities and substance misuse problems who come into contact with the criminal justice system. Information gained from liaison and diversion assessments enable criminal justice agencies to make more informed case management and sentencing decisions. Liaison and diversion services provide a crucial role working in partnership with criminal justice and health agencies to identify alternative options for accommodating those individuals with severe mental health problems as an alternative to custodial prison sentences.
The general scope of the programme is as follows:
— To set up, run and develop a National liaison and diversion development network (NLDDN), that will incorporate a range of pathfinders, test sites, and early implementers in the field of liaison and diversion for all ages (including alternatives for adults),
— To develop a detailed project plan that will set out how the requirements of the liaison and diversion development work (incorporating the alternatives work) will be delivered,
— To advise and support identified offender health leads based in strategic health authority areas, in the preparation of regional development plans to implement liaison and diversion services across their area,
— To develop, through the management and support of the NLDDN, a suite of good practice guidance and documents to support commissioners and providers in the implementation of liaison and diversion services for children and adults across England.
Small to medium enterprises (SME’s) are encouraged to bid for this work. The services required are part B services and the procurement will be conducted accordingly. The contract will be awarded for a 3 year period, commencing on 1.4.2012. The Department will review the contract on an ongoing basis.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Lots

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:

The contract will run for 3 years with ongoing reviews.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 750 000,00 and 1 275 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
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:

Parent company or guarantees may be required in certain circumstances. Details will be given within the invitation to tender.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details will be given within the invitation to tender.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who has breached Regulation 23 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to ITT document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to ITT document.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to ITT document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to ITT document.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

26.3.2012 – 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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 26.3.2012

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

The Department of Health reserves the right to discontinue the tendering process and not to award the contract.
Transparency: potential suppliers should note that in accordance with the Government’s policies on transparency, DH intends to publish the invitation to tender (ITT) document, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of DH. Further information on transparency can be found at http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/transparency.

Note: the following link will take you to the guidance documentation for using the Department’s BMS system (e-rendering portal) http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/index.htm. The system is called BMS (business management system). Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their details, download, and complete an ITT through the DH e-tendering portal (BMS). Registration is a simple one-step process; the supplier must then register as an individual. Once this stage is completed, it is then possible to register an expression of interest for this tender. Note: standard BMS functionality will only acknowledge one recipient per supplier for each individual tender. If you require the tender to be viewed by multiple users, we suggest using a centralised e-mail address [dhtenders@example.com]. Log on instructions are as follows:

Stage 1 – new suppliers: those who have not previously contracted with DH will first need to ensure that their company details are registered on the system.
a) Go to link above;
b) Click on “New Supplier”;
c) Complete and send details in the automated e-mail that appears;
d) Within 2 working days, you will receive an e-mail with your login information: a unique e-mail that appears;
d) Within 2 working days, you will receive an e-mail registered e-mail address to function as individual’s username.
Post registration: once registered, candidates must express interest as follows:
a) go to the link above;
b) Select “Login into e-Tendering System”;
c) Select sourcing home page and enter invitation to tender (ITT) number 58423 in search field provided.
The services required are part B services and the procurement will be conducted accordingly.

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:5.3.2012