Improved Access to Psychological Therapies Service Basildon

Improved Access to Psychological Therapies Service Basildon

The provision of an Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service.

United Kingdom-Basildon: Psychiatric hospital services

2013/S 153-266812

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Central Eastern CSU
Phoenix Court, Christopher Martin Road
For the attention of: Kevin Edwards
SS14 3HG Basildon
Telephone: +44 1268705000

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

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

The provision of an Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Service delivery to patients who are registered with a Mid Essex General Practitioners typically in premises provisioned by provider.
NUTS code UKH3

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 provision of an Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): 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:
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: 60 (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 other guarantees, bonds, deposits, insurance or other forms of security may be required incertain circumstances. See the invitation to tender for further details.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require groupings of contractors to take a particular legal form orto require one party to undertake primary legal liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and severalliability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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 does not respond to the following in the requisite manner:
1) Entering general supplier information. The Commissioning Organisation utilises the Government Procurement Service Supplier Information Database (sid4gov) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile.
sid4gov has been developed by Government Procurement Service, in partnership with NQC, following agile development principles to provide a replacement for sid4health in the first phase, with subsequent developments planned to improve the scope of the questions, scope of user access and integration with other eEnabled applications. The future vision is to create a single supplier registration portal that will provide one place for suppliers to register and provide information for procurement in support of management information requirements and responses to tenders across the public sector. This portal will also provide public sector buyers with a single place to access supplier related information in support of market engagement and procurement processes.
Candidates are requested to provide their profile in sid4gov.
In order to access sid4gov for the first time, you will need to register, providing your individual and organisation details including the relevant DUNs number. The use of a DUNs number is mandated for registration and will support identification of suppliers across all eEnablement applications. This will help government to improve data quality throughout procurement and is a key enabler of the policy for transparency. It will also assist in the future development as we integrate across other applications in support of a single registration process. There is no cost to suppliers in registering for sid4gov or getting a DUNs number.
Candidates should ensure all the mandatory fields of their sid4gov profile are completed. Failure to comply with the completion of all mandatory fields could result in the elimination from the procurement process. Please note D&B data will be supplied automatically by D&B.
Candidates must publish at least one validated profile to make their profile available for buyers to view generally.
Please register on sid4gov at

For further guidance please visit the following link:

For further assistance about sid4gov please contact the support team at

2) Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information. This procurement exercise will be conducted on the BravoSolution e-procurement portal at Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement specific information through the portal as follows: i) Candidates should register on the BravoSolution e-procurement portal at Https:// . ii) Once registered,candidates must express their interest as follows a) login to the portal b) select “View current opportunities and notices” c) access the listing related to this contract ,titled Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) for Mid Essex CCG and view details d) click on Express Interest button iii) Once you have expressed interest, please access the My PQQs / My ITTs page, where you can construct your reply as instructed. You must then publish your reply using the publish button. iv) For any support in submitting your expression of interest please contact the eTendering Help-desk at +44 8003684850 or

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per requirements to complete sid4gov profile – see III.2.1 for more information on how to complete sid4gov profile.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per requirements to complete sid4gov profile – see III.2.1 for more information on how to complete sid4gov profile.
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

Section IV: Procedure

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

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

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: A maximum of 5 bidders per Lot will be invited to ITT as per criteria within PQQ Overview document.
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

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 4.9.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

4.9.2013 – 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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: The contract period is for 60 months. Therefore estimated timing for further notices will be between 48 months and 60 months.
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 Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves theright to use a reverse auction.
The services to which this notice relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3, Part 10 of the Public ServicesContracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) (the Regulations). Neither the publication of this notice nor theemployment of any particular terminology nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the contractingauthority(ies) intend to hold themselves bound by any of the Regulations save those applicable to Part Bservices.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: On a voluntary basis only, the Commissioning Organisation will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to bidders. Where the 10 day period expires on a Saturday or Sunday, or a Bank Holiday, the standstill period will expire at midnight on the next working day. By way of example only, if the standstill notice is issued on Thursday that standstill period will expire at midnight on the following but one Monday.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.8.2013