Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service in North East Essex

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service in North East Essex

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group wishes to invite suitably qualified and experienced providers to submit tenders for the provision of an Improving access to psychological therapies.

United Kingdom-Colchester: Health and social work services

2019/S 177-431265

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group
Aspen House, Stephenson Road, Severalls Business Park
Colchester
CO4 9QR
United Kingdom
Contact person: charles kirabo
E-mail: charles.kirabo@attain.co.uk
NUTS code: UKH3
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.neessexccg.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://attain.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://attain.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://attain.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
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

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service in North East Essex

Reference number: ACE-0354-2019-NEE

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group wishes to invite suitably qualified and experienced providers to submit tenders for the provision of an Improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) service.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 59 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85121270
85312300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH3

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group wishes to invite suitably qualified and experienced providers to submit tenders for the provision of an Improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) service in North East Essex. The successful bidder will be accountable for the provision of all services within the scope of the service.

The overarching aim of the service is to provide adults with a high quality, safe and efficient service which improves individuals common mental health problems demonstrated by clear outcomes, making best use of available resources.

The future service model will be in line with national guidance for an IAPT service following a stepped care evidence based therapeutic model of care with some additional elements namely:

— integrated care pathways: system wide working ensuring seamless pathways and transitions taking a holistic approach to care linked into primary care and community environments,

— long term conditions: working as a system to address both physical and mental health needs,

— counselling service provision,

— ASD diagnosis service provision,

— perinatal service provision aligned to the serving the mild and moderate needs,

— support time and recovery workers aiding the promotion of independence and recovery,

— psychosexual therapy services.

Within the CCG, North East Essex Health and Well-being Alliance is a collaboration between the health and social care commissioners and providers and Council and voluntary sector partners within NEE. Whilst this service provision is based on a lead provider model, it is the expectation that any service delivery encompasses an alliance working approach.

The contract duration is 7 years with the option to extend for a further 3 years. To access and download the procurement documentation including the service specification, potential bidders are invited to login to the electronic procurement portal https://attain.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

Click on ‘Register’ and follow the on screen instructions. The deadline for ITT responses is 12.00 noon on 8.10.2019.

Please note that the services and associated specification and prices, commissioned within this contract may be subject to review and change. Any changes to the contract shall be subject to discussion with the provider to reach agreement on the scope of service change and local price in accordance with these provisions and relevant contract variation would be completed. The provider will be asked to participate in the development and redesign of relevant pathways that may result from this development.

The rationale for a future review may include:

(a) the CCG’s intention is to work closer with the CCGs within the Suffolk and NEE STP/ICS footprint. Therefore the scope of the possible changes to be made to this contract shall relate to the potential introduction of a larger population to support the STP/ICS footprint (i.e. the contract and specification may be amended to also deliver an IAPT service to the Ipswich and East Suffolk and West Suffolk CCG populations), through a variation to the contract in accordance with Regulation 72 (1) (a) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015;

(b) the contract being amended in terms of the original services supplied (in accordance with Regulation 72 (1) (a) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, where following assessment of the reasonable alignment of out of hospital services it is identified that it is logical for additional services to be delivered in conjunction with this contract.

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

Value excluding VAT: 59 000 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/04/2020
End: 31/03/2027
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Service reviews will be undertaken regularly, in order to determine any relevant renewal.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Option to extend by up to 3 years. Other options as described above and within the procurement documents.

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

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)Description

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: 08/10/2019
Local time: 12:00
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:

English

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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 08/10/2019
Local time: 12:00

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:

The services to which this procurement relates fall within Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the ‘Regulations’). As such, the procurement of the services is being run as a bespoke, single stage application process akin to the open procedure, involving a number of stages which are outlined within the suite of procurement documents. The contracting authority does not intend to hold itself bound by any of the regulations, save those applicable to Schedule 3 Services. You are advised that the 59 000 000 GBP value relates to the 10 years (7 years plus option to extend by 3 years). The maximum contract value for the 7 year contract is 41 100 000 GBP.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court of Justice of England and Wales
London
WC2A 2LL
United KingdomInternet address: https://www.justice.gov.uk/
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

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, Aspen House, Stephenson Road, Severalls Business Park
Colchester
CO4 9QR
United Kingdom
E-mail: charles.kirabo@attain.co.ukInternet address: http://www.neessexccg.nhs.uk/

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

11/09/2019