Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Teacher Training

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Teacher Training

To deliver the approved national curriculum for IAPT MBCT Teacher Training.

United Kingdom-Dorking: Miscellaneous health services

2017/S 177-362550

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

NHS Commercial Solutions on behalf of Sussex Partnership NHS Trust working with Health Education England
The Atrium. Curtis Road.
United Kingdom
Contact person: Jeff Scott Lead Category Manager — Commissioning
E-mail: NHSCS.commissioning@nhs.net
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.commercialsolutions-sec.nhs.uk/

I.2)Joint procurement


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


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of Health Education England Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme Procurement.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The project aims to deliver the following training:

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Teacher Training

To deliver the approved national curriculum for IAPT MBCT Teacher Training, including selection, teaching, supervision and assessment of competence (but not including provision of practice placements).

Couple Therapy for Depression for Relate Practitioners

To deliver one of the two approved national curricula for IAPT Couple Therapy for Depression for Relate Practitioners, including selection, teaching, supervision and assessment of competence (but not including provision of practice placements).

To work in close partnership with Relate at a national level to prioritise practitioners who are suitably qualified to enter the programme and who have specific commitments in place to deliver CTfD within or on behalf of IAPT services on completion of the training.

Full details are available in the Bravo eTendering portal as described in this Notice.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 386 700.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots


Lot No: See tender documentation

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England ( no code for England only available in Bravo notice system ).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See tender documentation.

Commissioner Communication Event

On the 18.9.2017 the Commissioners will hold an open teleconference event to enable potential providers to discuss the project and raise any initial questions.

The schedule for the event is

CTfD discussion 12:30-13:15

MBCT discussion 13:30-14:15

The dial-in details for both meetings are:

Phone Number- 03003040370

Conference ID- 474927

Potential providers will be required to advise the Commissioner of their intention to participate, which session they will dial in for, and confirm their nominated participants beforehand. Please register via the Bravo system, or to the following email address:


before 10:00 on 18.9.2017.

The Commissioners will accept written questions submitted in advance of the call.

Participants are advised that in order to ensure as open a discussion as possible, the Commissioners will endeavour to provide full verbal responses to all questions raised. However to ensure transparency and a formal audit trail during the procurement process, any potential provider who wishes to rely on any information provided during the call must also submit their question via the Bravo eTendering Clarification Question process, to enable the Commissioners to issue a formal response to all tender participants.

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

End: 28/03/2019
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.2.12)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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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.1.1)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: no
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: 09/10/2017
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:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 08/01/2018

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12/10/2017
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:

Test for issue 32067 en_GB.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of Health Education England
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: