Mental Health Services Tender Oxfordshire

Mental Health Services Tender Oxfordshire

Family safeguarding plus model  – mental health services.

United Kingdom-Oxford: Community health services

2020/S 027-063393

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Oxfordshire County Council
Postal address: 3rd Floor, County Hall, New Road
Town: Oxford
NUTS code: UKJ14
Postal code: OX1 1ND
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Simon Walkden
E-mail: simon.walkden@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 7748921109
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sebp.due-north.com

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/Advert/Index?advertId=6aeeabf1-5d43-ea11-80ff-005056b64545
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=6aeeabf1-5d43-ea11-80ff-005056b64545

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Family Safeguarding Plus (Mental Health Services)

Reference number: DN458911

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85323000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Family safeguarding plus model (FSPM) is designed to improve the main statutory children’s social work services from the assessment of vulnerable children through to children that are the subject of children in need or child protection plan and those children who first come into care.

Family Safeguarding was developed by Hertfordshire County Council in 2015, where it has delivered a radical impact in improving outcomes for children and their families whilst also significantly reducing demands and costs for the county. The model has been independently evaluated as being very effective, complimented by Ofsted, and is being replicated by at least 12 other English local authorities. Key to its success is the initial intensive support provided to both children and the adults in their families.

FSPM will implement changes to the Children and families assessment teams (CAFAT) and statutory Family solutions services (FSS) teams within the children, education and families directorate. FSP will not significantly change the current early help and targeted support services within CEF but it will consider the interdependencies with these services and others such as the looked after children/leaving care teams and the children with disabilities service.

Business need

These changes are required to address the significant rise in service demand for statutory children’s social work services. The National Audit Office report published in January 2019 outlined the national picture as one of increasing demand over the last 5 years. The Oxfordshire position is like the national one where we have seen an increase in referrals and interventions. The NAO report points to the characteristics of domestic abuse, parental mental health and drug/alcohol abuse as the key drivers of demand. A similar pattern has been seen in Oxfordshire and it is acknowledged that, although the current service model is good at managing the demand it does not address the root causes.

The FSPM is predicated on multi-disciplinary joint children’s and adult teams. The model will therefore be implemented by building on the skills mix of current children’s social work teams by adding adult mental health expertise, domestic abuse specialist, and substance misuse workers. In addition to this the offer will be enhanced by co-locating the teams with targeted Early Help teams and by providing dedicated working arrangements with other key services (Housing support and leisure and youth services) through our partnership with Cherwell District Council

This tender is for the mental health services required to support this model.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 449 000.00 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)

85323000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ14

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Family safeguarding plus model (FSPM) is designed to improve the main statutory children’s social work services from the assessment of vulnerable children through to children that are the subject of children in need or child protection plan and those children who first come into care.

Family Safeguarding was developed by Hertfordshire County Council in 2015, where it has delivered a radical impact in improving outcomes for children and their families whilst also significantly reducing demands and costs for the county. The model has been independently evaluated as being very effective, complimented by Ofsted, and is being replicated by at least 12 other English local authorities. Key to its success is the initial intensive support provided to both children and the adults in their families.

FSPM will implement changes to the Children and families assessment teams (CAFAT) and statutory Family solutions services (FSS) teams within the children, education and families directorate. FSP will not significantly change the current early help and targeted support services within CEF but it will consider the interdependencies with these services and others such as the looked after children/leaving care teams and the children with disabilities service.

Business need

These changes are required to address the significant rise in service demand for statutory children’s social work services. The National Audit Office report published in January 2019 outlined the national picture as one of increasing demand over the last 5 years. The Oxfordshire position is like the national one where we have seen an increase in referrals and interventions. The NAO report points to the characteristics of domestic abuse, parental mental health and drug/alcohol abuse as the key drivers of demand. A similar pattern has been seen in Oxfordshire and it is acknowledged that, although the current service model is good at managing the demand it does not address the root causes.

The FSPM is predicated on multi-disciplinary joint children’s and adult teams. The model will therefore be implemented by building on the skills mix of current children’s social work teams by adding adult mental health expertise, domestic abuse specialist, and substance misuse workers. In addition to this the offer will be enhanced by co-locating the teams with targeted early help teams and by providing dedicated working arrangements with other key services (Housing support and leisure and youth services) through our partnership with Cherwell District Council

This tender is for the Mental Health Services required to support this model

The subject matter of this procurement process relates to the delivery of services which are listed to in Schedule 3 to the regulations. As such the full regime set out in the regulations will not apply to the award of the framework contracts. Consequently, the procurement process adopted by the Commissioners has been developed in accordance with Regulation 76 of the regulations and in particular in accordance with the fundamental public procurement principles of transparency and equal treatment. For the avoidance of doubt this means that the Commissioners have not adopted the open procedure (as such term is defined in the regulations) for the undertaking of this procurement process. The fact that in this contract notice (at Section IV.1.1) the field/box relating to type of procedure may default to the term ‘Open’ does not mean that this procedure is being followed by the Commissioners.

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

Duration in months: 18
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: yes
Description of options:

There is an option to extend for 18 months.

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

The estimated value of the contract shown in II 1.5) includes the optional extension of up to 18 months.

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
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

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: yes
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: 10/03/2020
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: 10/03/2020
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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Oxfordshire County Council
Town: Oxford
Postal code: OX1 1ND
Country: United Kingdom
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:

03/02/2020