Improving Access to Psychological Therapies – Southport and Formby

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies – Southport and Formby

The aim of the service is to improve access to psychological therapies for the populations of Southport and Formby CCG and South Sefton CCG.

United Kingdom-Bootle: Miscellaneous health services

2020/S 018-039642

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Postal address: c/o NHS South Sefton CCG, 3rd Floor Merton House, Staney Road
Town: Bootle
NUTS code: UKD73
Postal code: L20 3DL
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: mlcsu.tendersnorth@nhs.net
Telephone: +44 1513178456
Internet address(es):Main address: https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.southseftonccg.nhs.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: NHs Southport and Formby CCG
Postal address: 5 Curzon Road
Town: Southport
NUTS code: UKD73
Postal code: PR8 6PL
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: mlcsu.tendersnorth@nhs.net
Telephone: +44 1704395785
Internet address(es):Main address: https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.southportandformbyccg.nhs.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

NHS Southport and Formby CCG and NHS South Sefton CCG — Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

Reference number: M-19-10

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85140000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The aim of the service is to improve access to psychological therapies for the populations of Southport and Formby CCG and South Sefton CCG and provide timely interventions, delivered from accessible community venues that will improve mental health and wellbeing. The provider will be required to deliver interventions at step 2, 3 of the stepped care model in accordance to NICE guidelines, using validated evidence-based assessment monitoring and outcome tools. Also, as part of a local initiative step 4 will be delivered.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 13 800 000.00 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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD73
Main site or place of performance:

The CCG areas of:

South Sefton

Southport and Formby

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU) is procuring an IAPT service on behalf of NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group and South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group, who are the contracting authority for this opportunity.

The aim of the service is to improve access to psychological therapies for the populations of Southport and Formby CCG and South Sefton CCG and provide timely interventions, delivered from accessible community venues that will improve mental health and wellbeing. The provider will be required to deliver interventions at step 2, 3 of the stepped care model in accordance to NICE guidelines, using validated evidence-based assessment monitoring and outcome tools. Also, as part of a local initiative step 4 will be delivered.

The delivery of steps 2 and 3 of the stepped-care model as defined in the IAPT Manual which will be delivered by a multi-disciplinary team which will be delivered within the following nationally defined modes of delivery:

1) Core IAPT; and

2) IAPT-LTC (Long Term Conditions).

The contract has been valued at approximately 2 760 000 GBP per year; and the contract duration will be for 3 years with the potential to extend for a further 1 x 2-year period.

Potential suppliers should be aware that clarifications to the selection questionnaire documents should be submitted before 7.2.2020 and selection questionnaire responses should be submitted before 12 p.m. on 14.2.2020.

The CCGs are only seeking interest from providers who are genuinely capable and attracted to this potential opportunity. Please only express an interest if you have the relevant authority to do so on behalf of your provider.

Further information is available from www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk and https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk

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: 13 800 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract duration will be from 1.10.2020 for 3 years with the potential to extend for a further 1 x 2-year period.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 1
Maximum number: 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As described in the tender documentation.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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
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

Restricted 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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 204-496739

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

Date: 14/02/2020
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 20/03/2020

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

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:

This procurement is for social and other specific services which are light touch regime services for the purpose of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as specified in Schedule 3 of the Regulations (‘Regulations’) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/102/schedule/3/made

Accordingly, the contracting authority is only bound by those parts of the Regulations detailed in Chapter 3 Particular Procurement Regimes Section 7 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/102/part/2/chapter/3/made

The contracting authority is not voluntarily following any other part of the Regulations.

The only selection for type of procedure was ‘Restricted’ and the contracting authority wishes to clarify that this is not a restricted procedure but ‘Other’ procedure under the light touch regime. The procedure which the contracting authority is following is set out in the procurement documents.

The procedure which the contracting authority is following is set out in the procurement documents.

As the CCG is a relevant body for the purpose of the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No 2) Regulations 2013 these Regulations also apply to this procurement.

Right to cancel: The contracting authority reserves the right to discontinue the procurement process at any time, which shall include the right not to award a contract or contracts, and does not bind itself to accept the lowest tender, or any tender received, and reserves the right to award a contract in part, or to call for new tenders should it consider this necessary.

The contracting authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidate or tenderer in connection with the completion and return of the information requested in this contract notice, or in the completion or submission of any tender, irrespective of the outcome of the competition or if the competition is cancelled or postponed.

All dates, time periods and values specified in this notice are provisional and the contracting authority reserves the right to change these.

Transparency: The contracting authority is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) and may be required to disclose information received in the course of this procurement under FOIA or the EIR.

In addition, and in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the contracting authority intends to publish procurement documentation and the text of any resulting contractual arrangements, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the contracting authority.

Any redactions, whether in relation to information requests under FOIA, the EIR or policies on transparency will be in accordance with those grounds prescribed under the Freedom of Information Act. If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this will be done via electronic means using the internet. Midlands and Lancashire CSU is conducting this procurement exercise as a central purchasing body for another NHS body with whom the successful bidder(s) will enter into contracts for the supply of the services.

Any other public-sector body detailed within this notice, wishing to access the contract may do so only with permission from the contracting NHS body.

Further details will be made available via documentation and information released during the tender process.

All documentation can be accessed via https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk

For technical support in submitting your selection questionnaire or tender submission, contact the Bravo Solution Help-desk on +44 8003684850 or E-mail: help@bravosolution

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Postal address: Heron House, 120 Grove Road
Town: Stoke-on-Trent
Postal code: ST4 4LX
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: mlcsu.tendersnorth@nhs.net
Telephone: +44 1216121500
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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23/01/2020