Individual Placement and Support Contract London 2020

Individual Placement and Support Contract London 2020

The overall aim of this service is to support people with severe mental illness to achieve paid, competitive employment in a fulfilling, sustainable way.

United Kingdom-London: Health and social work services

2019/S 222-545526

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: NHS Tower Hamlets CCG
Postal address: 2nd Floor Alderney Building, Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI
Postal code: E1 4DG
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Dorothy Williams
E-mail: dorothy.williams1@nhs.net
Telephone: +44 2030495878
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.towerhamletsccg.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.towerhamletsccg.nhs.uk/

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://procontract.due-north.com/Login/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login/

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:

PRJ-875 Tower Hamlets Individual Placement and Support

Reference number: DN446663

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an evidence based model of employment support for people with mental health problems.

Tower Hamlets CCG and Mental Health and Employment Partnership have jointly commissioned IPS services in Tower Hamlets since April 2016 and are now in need of a new IPS contract from April 2020 after the current contract ends. Over 4 years this service will deliver support to over 1 000 individuals, with high fidelity to the principles of Individual Placement and Support (IPS), an evidence-based model promoted by the Centre for Mental Health in the UK.

The overall aim of this service is to support people with severe mental illness to achieve paid, competitive employment in a fulfilling, sustainable way. Through this, we aim to support adults in Tower Hamlets to:

— recover more rapidly and effectively from their mental illness,

— build social connections and support networks,

— gain financial independence,

— improve their general health and wellbeing.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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: UKI

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The overall vision for this service is to enable people with mental health problems to be able to enjoy a good quality of life, reduce health inequalities, remain independent and in control, be included as members of society and, most importantly, realise their potential for recovery.

Even where individuals do not succeed in achieving a job outcome, the service aims to develop a recovery focus that will enable service users to engage more actively in their communities and achieve improved wellbeing in other ways.

Service objectives

— to provide employment advice to care coordinators, employers and other interested stakeholders,

— to challenge low expectations and stigma relating to mental health, and raise awareness about employability of people with long term mental health problems,

— to provide directly or through partner agencies careers advice and accurate benefits advice to enable people to make informed decisions about taking up and keeping employment,

— to act as a key link or ‘bridge’ between mental health services and employers,

— to promote in appropriate cases the take up of personal budgets to purchase further care and support relating to employment and recovery goals.

The service will deploy a minimum of 6 employment specialists (ES’s) into community mental health teams and other secondary mental health services including one ES allocated to early intervention services and 2 ES’s allocated to the Tower Hamlets Enhanced Primary Care Service. The ES’s will provide employment support with high fidelity to the principles of Individual Placement and Support (IPS). IPS is a replicable, evidence-based, supported employment programme that has been shown to deliver superior employment and health outcomes for people with severe mental health problems.

The IPS approach is based on 8 key principles:

(a) it aims to get people into competitive employment;

(b) it is open to all those who want to work;

(c) it tries to find jobs consistent with people’s preferences;

(d) it works quickly;

(e) it brings employment specialists into clinical teams;

(f) employment specialists develop relationships with employers based upon a person’s work preferences;

(g) it provides time unlimited, individualised support for the person and their employer;

(h) benefits counselling is included.

There is a requirement for the local provider to become part of the centre for mental health’s centres of excellence programme over the course of the contract.

The contract value is up to 2 040 000 GBP inclusive VAT over a 5 year contract term, consisting of an initial 4 years + a possible further 1 year. (4 + 1 years).

Full details of the requirement can be found in the specification.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 040 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Start: 01/04/2020
End: 31/03/2025
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

II.2.14)Additional information

The services in this notice are covered by the light touch regime as set out at schedule 3 (social and other specific services) of PCR 2015. The commissioner is not voluntarily following any other part of the regulations. Interested organisations must express their interest by registering here https://procontract.duenorth.com/Login. Please communicate all queries via ProContract messaging platform

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
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)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 13/12/2019
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The services that are the subject of this notice are covered by the light touch regime and set out at Schedule 3 (social and other specific services) of PCR 2015. If the value of the contract is over 615 278 GBP the contracting authority must advertise it in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), although there is flexibility as to the design of the remainder of the procurement process. The commissioner is not voluntarily following any other part of the regulations. The procedure that the commissioner is following will be set out in future documents yet to be published. The process will be similar to open procedure process under the regulations but, for avoidance of doubt, the commissioner is not running the process as though the open procedure under the regulations applies and so reserves the right to depart from that procedure at any point.

Interested organisations must express their interest by registering on Pro-Contract: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login/

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: NEL
Postal address: 1 Lower Marsh, Waterloo
Town: London
Postal code: SE1 7NT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: dorothy.williams1@nhs.net

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: NEL
Postal address: 1 Lower Marsh, Waterloo
Town: London
Postal code: SE1 7NT
Country: United Kingdom
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:

13/11/2019