Provide Health Services to Children and Young People

Provide Health Services to Children and Young People

Specialist and Targeted Children and Young People’s Community Health Service.

United Kingdom-St Austell: Health and social work services

2015/S 048-083687

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group
Sedgemoor Centre, Priory Road
For the attention of: Mark Harding, Clinical Procurement Manager, South West Commissioning Support
PL25 5AS St Austell
Telephone: +44 7717808055

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity


I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

1. Kernow CCG — Specialist and Targeted Children and Young People’s Community Health Service.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKK30

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The new Specialist and Targeted Community Health Service for Children and Young People covers a broad range of health and well-being services which support the physical and mental health needs of children and young people up to their 18th birthday. Each child is unique and has individual health needs which are likely to change across their lifetime. The need for a specialist or targeted health service may be in response to these wide ranging needs, which may arise from congenital or acquired physical and learning disabilities, chronic conditions, acute episodes of illness or injury or emotional and mental health problems.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85140000, 85100000, 85121291, 85323000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Services in Scope:
— Child and Adolescent Specialist Mental Health Service (excludes Children in Care psychology service, and includes a range of Consultants, psychologists, nurses and therapists);
— Primary Mental Health Worker Service;
— Children’s Eating Disorder Services;
— Special Parenting (includes Clinical Psychology);
— Child Health Development Service (incorporating community paediatricians which includes Consultant Community Paediatricians and other doctor grades as well as the Designated Doctor roles for Safeguarding; Looked After Children and Designated Medical Advisor Adoption and Fostering and the Designated Doctor Child Death and Named Doctor for Child Death Review and forensic examinations for under 18 year olds at the Sexual Abuse and Rape Centre), Designated Medical Officer for Send;
— Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic Service (includes Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Psychology input);
— Community Paediatric Occupational Therapy;
— Community Paediatric Dietetics;
— Community Paediatric Obesity service;
— Speech and Language Therapy;
— Community Specialist Epilepsy Nursing;
— Community Paediatric Physiotherapy;
— Learning Disability Service (including Learning Disability Nurses, Clinical Psychology and Occupational Therapy);
— Diana Nursing Service (including Clinical Psychology Support);
— Specialist Paediatric Continence Service;
— Vulnerable Children’s Nursing Service (includes Looked After Children and Youth Offending Nursing Team);
— Community Children’s Nursing;
— Nursing in Special Schools;
— Nurse Liaison (Acute Liaison);
— Consumables and some equipment for above services.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 37 500 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Contracts will be for an initial term of 3 years, with a possible extension of any period up to a further 24 months.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent company and other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances see the invitation to tender for further details.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and severable liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group will also be utilising the supplier information database (SID4Gov) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile. As well as responding to the tender via In-Tend, candidates are requested to provide or update their profile on the SID4Gov as follows:

a) candidates should register on SID4Gov at by clicking on the ‘Register forsid4gov’ option listed under ‘Join Us’;

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 DandB UK website to request a DUNS Supplier Number;
c) Suppliers who already have a published profile on SID4Gov must confirm that information is up to date;
i) candidates should ensure all relevant sections of their SID4Gov profile are completed to demonstrate their ability to meet the short listing criteria applicable to this contract. Where access to SID4Gov is unavailable, please contact SID4Gov Support Centre on +44 8452992994.
Please note all responses to OJEU should be made through In-tend e-sourcing system – registration is required on SID4GOV To update or provide company profiles only.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per III.2.1 above.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per III.2.1 above.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per III.2.1 above.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per III.2.1 above.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures) no

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 10

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:


IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 225-397734 of 21.11.2014

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 16.4.2015
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

This is a procurement for healthcare services falling with Schedule 3 (Social and Other Specified Services) of the Public Contracts Regulation 2015 (the 2015 Regulations).
Regulation 120 of the 2015 Regulations exempt CCGs from the requirements of the new regulations for the procurement of healthcare services commenced before 18.4.2016.
Therefore, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) (the 2006 Regulations) together with NHS (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No. 2) Regulations 2013 remain relevant and apply to the conduct of this procurement exercise.
Accordingly, the CCG is voluntarily advertising this requirement in the OJEU given the flexibilities applying to Part B services under the 2006 Regulations. The CCG intends to conduct a negotiated procedure similar to the form of competition set out in the 2006 Regulations. However, the CCG in procuring a Part B services contract is not bound by many of the formalities of the 2006 Regulations and reserves the right to vary the form and manner of the competition accordingly.
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:

The contract will commence on 1.4.2016 for a 3 year period with the option to extend for any period up to 24 months.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: NHS Kernow CCG intends to voluntarily observe the award decision notices provisions and 10 day standstill period described in Regulation 32 of the 2006 Regulations.
Unsuccessful tenderers and applicants will receive scores and reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages of the winning bid and the reasons why the tenderer/application was unsuccessful. Deadline for lodging of appeals should be in accordance with Regulation 32 and Regulation 47 of the 2006 Regulations.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: