Increasing Access for Psychological Therapy – Invitation to Tender
Health Education England wishes to commission a range of education to provide the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies workforce in the Midlands region.
Invitation to tender for the provision of Increasing Access for Psychological Therapy
Health Education England
- Coaching services – 79998000
- Education and training services – 80000000
Location of contract
Value of contract
20 July 2020
21 August 2020
Contract start date
1 September 2020
Contract end date
31 August 2023
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?
Health Education England (HEE) wishes to commission a range of education to provide the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) workforce in the Midlands region.
The education will be developed taking account of the strategic priorities identified in:
• Service Commissioners’ emerging service priorities.
• The NHS Long Term Plan.
• National guidance and emerging national and professional frameworks (Section 2).
• Service providers’ current and emerging priorities.
The education provider will take account of the development needs of the existing IAPT workforce as well as those of the future workforce.
For the purposes of this tender HEE has identified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner training (the PWP Programme), described in Section 3 of this document, for which tenderers will have the opportunity to bid.
HEE-M wishes to ensure local accessibility and therefore the commissions will be offered across only the geographical area as described in Section 3 of this document.
Indicative commissioning numbers are set out in Section 3.
Exact numbers for each of the years will be identified following the annual workforce planning process.
The successful tenderer(s) will be awarded an education contract for an initial one-year period, followed by an option to extend, reviewed annually. The decision to extend will be based on performance as measured by the HEE-M education contract performance framework.
The contract for the provision will commence in September 2020 with the programmes commencing in Spring 2021.
Tenderers will need to demonstrate how they will meet any relevant national standards of education, for example, NHSE/I IAPT guidance and the British Psychological Society Standards for the accreditation of psychological wellbeing practitioner training programmes
Tenderers should evidence that they will be able to fulfil any other criteria outlined in this specification.
About the buyer
1st Floor, Blenheim House
How to apply
Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.