Psychological Support and Wellbeing Service for Doctors and Dentists in Training

Psychological Support and Wellbeing Service for Doctors and Dentists in Training

Applications are invited to provide psychology. psychiatry and counselling services for doctors and dentists in postgraduate training within Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Health services

2020/S 162-395332

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Health Education England
Postal address: 1st Floor, Blenheim House, Duncombe Street
Town: Leeds
NUTS code: UKE YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER
Postal code: LS1 4PL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Leila Hodson
E-mail: leila.hodson@hee.nhs.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: https://hee.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://hee.nhs.uk/

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/Opportunities/Index?p=40bb618e-0a24-e611-8114-000c29c9ba21&v=2
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Opportunities/Index?p=40bb618e-0a24-e611-8114-000c29c9ba21&v=2

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Psychological Support and Wellbeing Service for Doctors and Dentists in Training on behalf of Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber

Reference number: DN492155

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85100000 Health services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Applications are invited to provide psychology. psychiatry and counselling services for doctors and dentists in postgraduate training within Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber (HEEYH).

Within Yorkshire and the Humber in financial year 2019/20 270 doctors and dentists in training required additional support from existing services. There has been a four-fold increase in the need for support in the past 10 years and it is anticipated that this will increase further. Historically, access to services has been through anonymous self-referral, though often faculty and supervisors involved in supporting and assessing trainees, as well as their employers, may recommend that self-referral.

The postgraduate dean is responsible for a team, including heads of school, associate deans, training programme directors, and programme support staff, who alongside employers are responsible for supporting Postgraduate Trainees experiencing difficulties. This includes their access to services to support their psychological wellbeing. The aim of the psychological support and wellbeing service is to provide face to face access to psychological and psychiatric assessment and a full suite of therapies for all grades of doctors and dentists in training within HEEYH.

This service will cover approximately 5 921 doctors and dentists in training, per year and the care pathway recommended for each referral will need to consider the reason, context and complexity of the case whilst being mindful of relevant national guidelines and a stepped care approach. It is anticipated that the majority of referrals will be categorised as ‘mild presentations’ requiring a maximum of 6 sessions of treatment with the remaining referrals falling within the ‘moderate’ or ‘severe’ category of presentations where the expectation is that a maximum of 12 or 18 sessions respectively may be required. The majority of agreed treatments therapies are likely to be delivered by psychotherapists. The average number of sessions required in the previous year has been 5.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 360 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

West Yorkshire and Harrogate

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85121270 Psychiatrist or psychologist services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE4 West Yorkshire
Main site or place of performance:

The successful provider must demonstrate that they have a base in which to engage with trainees in the given ICS.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

As above.

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

Start: 01/01/2021
End: 31/12/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for a further 2 years.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

South Yorkshire and Bassettlaw

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85121270 Psychiatrist or psychologist services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE3 South Yorkshire
Main site or place of performance:

The successful provider must demonstrate that they have a base in which to engage with trainees in the given ICS.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

As above.

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

Start: 01/12/2020
End: 31/12/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for a further 2 years.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Humber, Coast and Vale

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85121270 Psychiatrist or psychologist services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE1 East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire
NUTS code: UKE2 North Yorkshire
Main site or place of performance:

The successful provider must demonstrate that they have a base in which to engage with trainees in the given ICS.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

As above.

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

Start: 01/01/2021
End: 31/12/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for a further 2 years.

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
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: 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: 18/09/2020
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/09/2020
Local time: 12:15

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: Health Education England
Town: Leeds
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:

17/08/2020