Community Based Mental Health Services

Community Based Mental Health Services

The proposed service will focus on two types of open access service: re-ablement, offering short term support to people with mental health problems to support their recovery and maximise their independence.

Reference number: CPT/893

Deadline date:31/08/2012

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value:£1,000,000 – £5,000,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Inner London – West Inner London – West,

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Wandsworth Borough Council


Description of the contract

Community based mental health services to be located within the borough. The proposed service will focus on two types of open access service: re-ablement, offering short term support to people with mental health problems to support their recovery and maximise their independence; and a limited open access drop in service offering ad hoc flexible support to maintain mental health and wellbeing. The indicative budget for this supply is 457,000GBP (per annum) and it is anticipated that a single supplier will be appointed to carry out the services.




Classification of the contract

85323000 Community health services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – 25

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Lowest price

Estimated length of contract: 01/04/2013 – 31/03/2015


Who to contact

Contact name Lorna Dixon

Organisation name Wandsworth Borough Council

Address Adult Social Services Department, The Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU

Telephone +442088715867

Extension number:


Web address


How to apply

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs).However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement,and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. It is anticipated that tenders will be sought in September 2012. The contracts will commence on 1st April 2013 for a term of 2 years, with the option to extend for a further two years following a formal contract review where the contract may be varied based on a change to volumes or funding arrangements. Organisations wishing to be considered for selection to tender are required to complete a pre-qualifying questionnaire (PQQ) which should be obtained from Lorna Dixon either by email at or by telephone 020 8871 5867 or by post from Procurement Team, Adult Social Services, Town Hall, Wandsworth Borough Council, Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 2PU. Completed PQQs along with any supporting documentation must be submitted by 12.00 noon on 31st August 2012. Late submissions may not be considered. Selection for inclusion on the list of suppliers to be Invited to Tender will be based on responses provided within the PQQ including, but not limited to, the following criteria. For full details of the evaluation criteria please refer to the PQQ. 1. To have a verifiable track record of working specifically with mental health services and service users and a successful track record of recovery and reablement. 2. Evidence of economic and financial standing in respect of viability to perform the contract requirements including the requirement that turnover is at least one and a half times the annual contract value; 3. Evidence of the following insurance level: Public Liability to a minimum of 5,000,000GBP (five million pounds) per occurrence, Employers Liability to a minimum of 10,000,000GBP (ten million pounds) or a statement that these will be obtained if awarded the contract 4. Evidence of the Quality Assurance procedures your organisation has in place that are appropriate to the contracts. 5. Evidence of your organisation’s Health & Safety Policy, and details of any Statutory HSE improvement/prohibition notices served or convictions for offences under Health & Safety legislation during the last 3 calendar years. 6. Appropriate Equal Opportunities policies and systems in place. 7. Evidence of appropriate demonstrable knowledge and consideration of the potential workforce issues of these contracts. 8. Evidence that appropriate business capability and capacity exist within the organisation to support the contracts. 9. Satisfactory references from at least three customers, for the types of services described, ideally public sector accounts, with whom you have held / hold similar contracts. The award of the contract will be based upon the lowest price tender that is able to meet the essential requirements of the specification. Following evaluation of PQQs, it is the Council’s intention to restrict the number of organisations invited to tender to a maximum of 6 organisations. If more than 6 organisations fulfil the selection criteria, those scoring the highest number of points following the receipt of technical references will be invited to tender. Applicants are advised that references will be obtained in writing from the referees. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their referees respond within the time scale as this will form a key part of the evaluation of PQQs. If you wish to discuss this contract please contact Susan Hasler Winter, Commissioning Manager by telephone on 020 8871 6989 or by email at