Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Leicestershire

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Leicestershire

Leicester city open mind (IAPT) service.

UK-Leicester: medical practice and related services

2012/S 86-141635

Contract notice

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Comissioning Support Services
St Johns House, 30 East Street
For the attention of: Procurement Team LLR Cluster
LE1 6NB Leicester
Telephone: +44 1162954123

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Leicester city open mind (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: Leicester.

NUTS code UKF21
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)
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Commissioning Support Service (LLRCSS) (formed from NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland PCT Cluster), on behalf of Leicester City CCG is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced providers for the provision of an open mind improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) service.

The open mind service will be a community based service, building firmly on the improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) programme (see offering a range of evidence based psychological interventions including NICE approved / recommended psychological therapies in line with relevant clinical guidance; associated with improved service user outcomes and recovery rates.
The local service model will cover:
— Depression,
— Generalised anxiety disorder,
— Mixed depression and anxiety,
— Panic disorder,
— Obsessive-compulsive disorder,
— Phobias (including social anxiety disorder (social phobia)),
— Post-traumatic stress disorder,
— Health anxiety (Hypochondriasis).
In addition to the above the local model will develop to also encompass other conditions including:
— Adjustment disorders,
— Anger management,
— Depression or anxiety in adults with a chronic physical health problem (Long Term Conditions LTC) or medically unexplained symptoms,
— Substance misuse,
— Mild learning disability or cognitive impairment such as Aspergers,
— Personality disorder (not severe),
— Other comorbid mental health conditions (e.g. non-acute or stable psychosis) where anxiety or depression-related symptomatology is present – mental health facilitator.
To register an interest, Providers must follow the instructions below.
Providers wishing to express an interest for delivering these services can do so by logging onto the East Midlands Procurement eTendering portal, and registering by no later than 17:00 hours on Thursday 30.5.2012:
To register on the portal:
— From the portal Home Page, click the ‘Click Here to Register’ link,
— Accept the terms & conditions for using the portal,
— Complete your organisation & personal details,
— Choose a memorable username and submit,
— You will shortly be sent an e-mail with your unique password, please treat this securely (if you lose it there is a ‘Forgot my Password’ link on the portal homepage).
To express interest in the PQQ:
— Login with your unique username & password,
— From the suppliers reserved area click ‘PQQs Open to All Suppliers’ – this is a repository of all PQQ’s open to any registered supplier,
— Browse the PQQs (there may be more than one page) and select ‘Leicester City Open Mind (IAPT) Service’ by clicking on it,
— Note the Details buttons on the left for Navigation and the Actions below,
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ action – this will move the PQQ from the PQQs Open to All Suppliers area to your ‘My PQQs’ area – this is a reserved area for PQQs that you have either been invited to or expressed interest in.
A Bidder event will be held on 30th May, 2-4pm at Leicester Tigers, Barbarian Suite, Aylestone Road Leicester LE2 7TR. Potential providers who wish to attend this event should use the messaging facility on the East Midlands Procurement eTendering portal to reserve places, which are limited to two per organisation.
Documentation will be available from Thursday 31.5.2012.
All correspondence will only be dealt with through this web site.
Closing date for submission of completed PQQ’s is 17:00 hours on Thursday 28.6.2012.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 580 000 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:
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:
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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
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: 30.5.2012 – 17:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
30.5.2012 – 17:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
It is envisaged that the PCT may require this contract to be assigned or transferred to any successor of the PCT, which shall include GP commissioning consortia or any other commissioning board or body taking on the PCT’s functions, pursuant to a direction of the Secretary of State for Health or otherwise. The contract will be binding on successors and assigns of the PCT.
The services to which this notice relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3, Part 10 of the Public Services Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) (the Regulations). Neither the publication of this notice nor the employment of any particular terminology nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the contracting authorities intend to hold themselves bound by any of the Regulations save those applicable to Part B services.
Neither the PCT nor potential providers will be obligated to further commitment as a result of initial expressions of interest.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.
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: