Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Services for West Essex

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Services for West Essex

To deliver a single contract for the delivery of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Services across the West Essex area.

United Kingdom-Epping: Health services

2020/S 218-536575

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group
Postal address: Building 4 Spencer Close, St Margaret’s Hospital, the Plain
Town: Epping
NUTS code: UKH35 West Essex
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Sarah Beaumont
E-mail: sarah.beaumont@attain.co.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://westessexccg.nhs.uk

I.3)Communication

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

 

Reference number: ACE-0407-2020-West

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85100000 Health services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group is looking for a capable provider(s) to deliver a single contract for the delivery of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Services across the West Essex area.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 25 622 211.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

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

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH35 West Essex

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group is looking for a capable provider(s) to deliver a single contract for the delivery of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Services across the West Essex area.

The casual connection between poverty, unemployment and social isolation and common mental health difficulties is well evidenced. Commissioners have therefore taken an innovative and positive new approach that locates the mandated clinical IAPT interventions within the wider socio-economic context in which the service and its users exist.

It is expected that, through a strong outward-focus and the establishment of formal referral connections to and from a wide range of existing provision across the area, within limited resources, the clinical IAPT interventions will be better supported to maximise their effectiveness and sustainability and improve service user outcomes.

The outward-looking ethos of this service will require a holistic assessment that understands psychological issues in the wider context in which they exist. A wholly clinical assessment will not be enough to gain such an understanding of each person and could lead to failure to pick up on important factors that cause or influence the presenting issue.

The national expectations of the IAPT service delivery are documented within the IAPT Manual and further developed in the Positive Practice Guides. These national documents must be used to inform the core delivery of the service. West Essex CCG has also developed its own local specification which does not rewrite the requirements and good practice guidance of these documents, but rather reinforces them and expects that they are used throughout.

The Manual describes the complexities involved in delivering an effective IAPT service, and Commissioners have built on it and the suite of Positive Practice Guides to construct their local specification.

Therefore, bidders must have regard to both the IAPT Manual and the local specification of West Essex CCG in forming their proposed service delivery model.

 

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: 01/08/2021
End: 31/03/2028
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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

 

The financial value stated in this Notice is the full value available, inclusive of CQUIN.

Bidders must have regard to the payment model set out in the Financial Model Template (FMT) issued as a part of the Invitation to Tender (ITT) documentation pack.

Bids must be submitted in line with the prices set out by the authority within the FMT.

 

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

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

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.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 02/12/2020
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: 02/12/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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.

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court of Justice of England and Wales
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: https://www.justice.gov.uk

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group
Postal address: Building 4 Spencer Close, St Margaret’s Hospital, the Plain
Town: Epping
Postal code: CM16 6TN
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: https://westessexccg.nhs.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

04/11/2020