Primary Care Talking Therapies
The Peninsula Purchasing and Supply Alliance on behalf of NHS Bath and North East Somerset are looking to procure a high quality Primary Care Talking Therapies Service.
UK-Bath: psychiatrist or psychologist services
Section I: Contracting authority
NHS Bath and North East Somerset
St. Martin’s Hospital, Clara Cross Lane
Contact point(s): Sue Blackman
For the attention of: Sue Blackman (Commissioning) Peninsula Purchasing and Supply Alliance
BA2 5RP Bath
Telephone: +44 7888750676
General address of the contracting authority: http://tactica-live.advanced365.com
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Bath and North East Somerset.
NUTS code UKK12
As part of our plans for the development of talking therapies and in order to further improve the range and access to services for the citizens of Bath and North East Somerset, the Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS B&NES are working together to put our Primary Care Psychological Therapies – IAPT and Counselling – services out to tender.
The core objectives of this procurement are:
— To encourage mental health and wellbeing in individuals,
— To ensure people experiencing common mental health problems in Primary Care have equitable access to talking therapies,
— To see greater emphasis in the community on improving the psychological health of older people, people with long term conditions, those from minority communities and young adults,
— To have flexible services that provide people with a choice of talking therapies and ways in which that therapy is provided,
— To enable people to make the most of their own and their communities’ strengths to maintain their mental health,
— To ensure that client feedback and outcomes are central to how the quality of the service is measured,
— To ensure people have an experience of joined up mental health information and services.
The primary aim is for people to:
— Feel better after talking therapy treatment than when they started,
— Have a greater ability to manage their distress and symptoms,
— Feel better able to manage any long term conditions,
— Be able to maintain their resilience (stay well) and independence in the.
Face of life challenges.
— Feel that they can flourish in ways that are meaningful to them – (including.
Staying in or getting employment/education).
Contract values are estimated based on historical activity, further information will be provided as part of the ITT.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 700 000 and 3 900 000 GBP
Description of these options: Ability to extend contract for any period up to 24 months.
Number of possible renewals: 2
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Any supplier may be disqualified who does not respond to the following in the requisite manner:1) Suppliers are required to express an interest in the OJEU process and complete PQQ documents (where applicable) via the Trusts eSourcing system TACTICA – which is accessed at https://tactica-live.advanced365.com – please make sure that you are registered to avoid any future delays.2) Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:(a) Is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;(b) Is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;(c) Has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;(d) Has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;(e) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;(f) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;(g) Is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;(h) Has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;(i) Has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;(j) Has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning ofArticle 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;(k) Has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.Bidders who have been convicted of a Bribery Act 2010 offence under section 1 (offences relating to bribing another person) or section 6 (bribery of foreign public officials) will be excluded.In addition to the Provisions of Freedom of Information Act, Bidders will have due regard to the Trusts obligations on Transparency which are set out in more detail atwww.businesslink.gov.uk/transparency/procurement and all offers will be submitted on the basis that the contract when awarded may be published in full in accordance with H M Government Transparency Guidance.The Trust will also be utilising the NHS supplier information database (SID4Health) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile. As well as responding to the tender via TACTICA, candidates are requested to provide or update their profile on the SID4Health as follows:a) candidates should register on SID4health at http://www.SID4health.nhs.uk by clicking on the Register Organisation tab and select the Supplier button .b) to continue with the registration process Suppliers must have a current DUNS Number. If a Supplier does not have a DUNS Number there is a link to the D&B UK website to request a DUNS Supplier Number.c) Suppliers who already have a published profile on SID4Health must confirm that information is up to date;i) candidates should ensure all relevant sections of their NHS SID4Health profile are completed to demonstrate their ability to meet the short listing criteria applicable to this contract. Where access to NHS SID4Health is unavailable, please contact NHS SID4Health helpdesk at help@SID4health.nhs.uk. Please note all responses to OJEU should be made through tacticaesourcing system – registration is required on sid4health to update or provide company profiles only.
As per III.2.1. above.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The criteria will be set down within the PQQ.
Section VI: Complementary information
To receive more information about this tender, including any amendments and/or clarifications and to request any clarifications and/or to respond to this tender, you must register your interest to this tender on the following site: https://tactica-live.advanced365.com.
The contract will commence on 1.7.2013 for a 3 year period with the option to extend for any period up to 24 months.
This is a procurement for services specified in part B of schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (“Part B services”). Accordingly, and notwithstanding the advertising of this procurement exercise in the Official Journal, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) (the “Regulations”) only apply in part. The procurement exercise will be conducted in accordance with the information contained in the tender documentation.
The Authority has voluntarily advertised this procurement exercise in the Official Journal, solely in order to reach as wide an audience as possible. The Authority has been constrained by the forms used by the Publications Office to describe the procurement procedure as “Competitive Dialogue” but the Authority does not bind itself to conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Competitive Dialogue Procedure, as described in the Regulations, nor to abide by any other part of the Regulations which does not expressly apply to procurements for part B services. Neither a reference during or after this procurement process to the Regulations or the use of language or terminology common to the Regulations shall require the Authority to conduct a full procurement in accordance with the Regulations. This notice is being placed for advertising purposes only.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:1.8.2012