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
Section I: Contracting authority
Department of Health
Skipton House, 80 London Road
For the attention of: Nike Akinde
SE1 6LH London
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 25: Health and social services
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.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 750 000,00 and 1 275 000,00 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to ITT document.
Please refer to ITT document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to ITT document.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
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 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. 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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.3.2012