Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Research

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Research

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Long Term Conditions (LTC) and Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) Project Phase 1 Competency Framework: Scoping Exercise.

Reference number: DH_58786

Deadline date:31/01/2013

This deadline is for… Tender Return

Contract value:£8,000 – £10,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: England

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Department of Health


Description of the contract

A scoping and prioritisation exercise of the evidence in Long Term Conditions (LTC) & Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) to develop a competency framework for LTC & MUS. The project’s expectation is that the supplying organisation can offer the following: (a) Collate and review evidence based interventions in LTC/MUS. This should include: • looking at definitions of conditions subsumed under LTC and MUS, • types and levels of evidence that is available and associated with each condition, • looking at existing competence frameworks to see if they can be adapted for any of the LTC and MUS conditions.


Classification of the contract

73120000 Experimental development services

73110000 Research services

85148000 Medical analysis services

85000000 Health and social work 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: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 07/02/2013 – 29/03/2013


Who to contact

Contact name Supplier Helpdesk

Organisation name Department of Health

Address Quarry House, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7UE

Telephone 0113 254 5777

Extension number:


Web address


How to apply

This procurement exercise will be conducted on the DH eTendering portal at We call this system BMS (Business Management System). Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their Expression of Interest through the DH eTendering portal (BMS). Registration is a simple one-step process; The supplier must register as a company/organisation; then each employee who may undertake a tendering exercise must then register as an individual. Once this stage is completed, it is then possible to register 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 seen by multiple users we suggest using a centralised e-mail address [] 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 in the system. a) Go to the link above b) Click on ‘New Supplier’ c) Complete and send the details in the automated e-mail that appears d) Within 3 working days, you will receive an e-mail with your login information; a unique username and password. Note: Standard BMS functionality requires the 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 Expression of Interest (ITT) number 58786 in search field provided. d) Select radio button and click on quick link to express interest, review documentation and upload your response. e) You must then publish your reply using the publish button. For any support, please contact the eTendering Help-desk at 0113 254 5777. This helpdesk is available 10:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. Please Note: Registration on the DH secure portal is not entering onto a preferred supplier list. Registration is solely to be able to interact with the Department electronically.