Provision of Cognitive Behavioural Training

Provision of Cognitive Behavioural Training

The requirement is for the Provision of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Training on behalf of the Defence School of Healthcare Education.

Reference number: JFC/CM4/00011

Deadline date:03/01/2014

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value:£10,000 – £113,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Oxfordshire Oxfordshire,

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: DE&S Commercial, C&C


Description of the contract

The requirement is for the Provision of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Training on behalf of the Defence School of Healthcare Education. To support the Government initiative in improving access to psychological therapies by providing low intensity therapist, the Mental Health Faculty and the Mental Health Executive Committee have directed that all Military Health (MH) practitioners must undertake Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines is that the CBT Foundation course is the minimum requirement for MH practitioners. The contractor is invited to deliver Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Training for up to 30 Military Mental Health Practitioners per annum, to enable them to deliver the best treatment to service personnel either in peacetime or during military operations. As a minimum the course is to deliver tried and tested bespoke foundation skills to include the following competencies: CBT assessment and formulation, Basic CBT therapeutic techniques, CBT for specific focal problems (depression, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Post Trauma Stress Disorder etc). The CBT training is primarily to be delivered at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, but there is also the possibility of it being delivered at other MOD sites. The contractor is to provide a British Association of Behavioral Cognitive Therapy (BABCP) Accredited Trainer to deliver the foundation skills in CBT. The contractor is to support the MOD in ensuring a 95% pass rate of students, successfully completing the foundation skills in CBT and is to provide CBT courseware and material and participate in formal course evaluations at the end of each course. The contract will be for two years beginning on 01 April 2014 with potential to extend for a further twelve months.



Classification of the contract

85100000 Health services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – 25

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 01/04/2014 – 31/03/2016


Who to contact

Contact name Lawrence Traynor

Organisation name DE&S Commercial, C&C

Address Kentigern House, Room1.2.24, 65 Brown Street, Glasgow, G2 8EX

Telephone 01412242958

Extension number:

Fax 0141 224 2139

Web address


How to apply

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.