Fast Track Home Care Service Tender

Fast Track Home Care Service Tender

The contract is for a period of 3 years with a possible extension for another 12 months and the contract value for is £360k per annum.

United Kingdom-Leicester: Health services

2017/S 132-270240

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
30 East Street, St John’s House
United Kingdom
Contact person: Paulo Cabral
NUTS code: UKG24Internet address(es):Main address:

I.1)Name and addresses

Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group
30 East Street, St. John’s House
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKG24Internet address(es):Main address:

I.1)Name and addresses

East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG
Leicestershire County Council, Room G30, Pen Lloyd Building, County Hall, Glenfield
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address:

I.1)Name and addresses

West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
55 Woodgate
LE11 2TZ
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement


Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Fast Track Home Care Service.

Reference number: ITT 470

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Midlands & Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (ML CSU) on behalf of the Commissioners’ NHS Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), West Leicestershire CCG and East Leicestershire & Rutland CCG is inviting suitably qualified and experienced providers to deliver a Children’s and Young People Early Intervention Service to provide targeted mental health and emotional wellbeing support service for young people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG24
Main site or place of performance:

Area covered by GP Services registered to Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland (LLR).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contract is for a period of 3 years with a possible extension for another 12 months and the contract value for is £360k per annum.

The key objective of this procurement process is to ensure that the successful service provider is able to provide evidence based targeted early intervention services to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in community settings.

In line with the LLR Future in Mind Transformation Plan, this service will provide evidence based early intervention support for issues relating to low level mental health needs and emotional wellbeing, such as anxiety, isolation and mild depression, amongst a range of other concerns. Future in Mind shows that childhood has a profound effect on adult lives. Many adult mental health conditions show their first signs in childhood and, if left untreated, can develop into conditions which need regular care.

The service will be accessible locally and provided to all LLR GP-registered patients and will support children and young people who present with low level mental health needs, which impact on their daily lives but do not meet the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) criteria and cannot be met by universal services. It will offer a range of interventions in collaboration with other professionals and working with children and young people. Interventions will be based on the assessed need of each young person.

Providers of this service will be delivering a local service that is part of the LLR Children & Young People mental and emotional health and wellbeing pathway. They will be expected to attend provider and stakeholder events to support the evaluation and ongoing sustainable services; this will include agreeing referral criteria and acceptance of referrals from other services.

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

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

Start: 10/11/2017
End: 31/10/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

12 months potential extension.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Any supplier may be disqualified who: (a) Is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the Court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations; (b) Is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the Court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations; (c) Has been convicted by a judgement which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct; (d) Has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate; (e) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority; (f) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority; (g) Is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information; (h) Has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1)of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA; (i) Has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively; (j) Has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities; (k) Has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The following may be requested in assessing potential bidders’ economic and financial capacity: — (a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance; (b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established; (c) a statement of overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 2 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available. Please refer to the Memorandum of Information issued with the ITT for specific requirements.

As part of the Financial assessment MLCSU will look at relevant Dun & Bradstreet reports. If not already registered, it can be obtained by following this link: Bidders are also encouraged to register on the Government site SID4GOV on

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
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


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: 09/08/2017
Local time: 17:00
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 09/08/2017
Local time: 17:00

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:

This procurement is for clinical services which are Light Touch Regime services for the purpose of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as specified in Schedule 3 of the Regulations (‘Regulations’). Accordingly, the contracting authorities are only bound by those parts of the Regulations detailed in Chapter 3 Particular Procurement Regimes Section 7. The contracting authorities are not voluntarily following any other part of the Regulations. The procedure which the contracting authorities are following is set out in the MOI and PQQ. As the CCG is a relevant body for the purpose of the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No 2) Regulations 2013 these Regulations also apply to this procurement. Right to Cancel: The contracting authority reserves the right to discontinue the procurement process at any time, which shall include the right not to award a contract or contracts, and does not bind itself to accept the lowest tender, or any tender received, and reserves the right to award a contract in part, or to call for new tenders should it consider this necessary. The contracting authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidate or tenderer in connection with the completion and return of the information requested in this Contract Notice, or in the completion or submission of any tender, irrespective of the outcome of the competition or if the competition is cancelled or postponed. All dates, time periods and values specified in this notice are provisional and the contracting authority reserves the right to change these. Transparency: The contracting authority is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) and may be required to disclose information received in the course of this procurement under FOIA or the EIR. In addition, and in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the contracting authority intends to publish procurement documentation and the text of any resulting contractual arrangements, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the contracting authority. Any redactions, whether in relation to information requests under FOIA, the EIR or policies on transparency will be in accordance with those grounds prescribed under the Freedom of Information Act. If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this will be done via electronic means using the internet. Midlands and Lancashire CSU is conducting this procurement exercise as a central purchasing body for another NHS body with whom the successful bidder(s) will enter into contracts for the supply of the services. Any other public sector body wishing to access the contract may do so only with permission from the contracting NHS body. The contract conditions will be set out in the Invitation to Tender. Further details will be made available via documentation and information released during the course of the tender process.Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information. This exercise will be conducted on the Midlands and Lancashire CSU portal at

Interested providers are guided to the MLCSU eProcurement portal Bravo at to register their interest and gain access to this procurement’s documents and more specific information. Please see next page for instructions on how to register on the portal.

To register on the portal

If your organisation has registered previously, you do not need to re-register.

1) Register on the portal webpage at (registration and use of the website is free of charge).

2) Once registered, candidates must Express their Interest by:

a) logging into the ML CSU eTendering Bravo portal

b) selecting response to ITT,

c) select Open Access ITT,

d) search for and access listing related to this contract (search for reference number itt_486) and view details,

e) click o.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
Heron House, 120 Grove Road, Fenton
Stoke on Trent
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:



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