Psychological Support for Trainees Across the East of England

Psychological Support for Trainees Across the East of England

Applications are invited to provide individual psychological support for trainees across the East of England referred to the Professional Support and Well-being Service.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Education and training services

2020/S 185-447972

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: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: LS1 4PL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr John Cannon
E-mail: John.Cannon2@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/Advert/Index?advertId=8504dc3f-fcf8-ea11-8105-005056b64545
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=8504dc3f-fcf8-ea11-8105-005056b64545

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

The Provision of Psychological Support for Trainees Across the East of England

 

Reference number: DN499575

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000 Education and training services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Applications are invited to provide individual psychological support for trainees across the East of England referred to the Professional Support and Well-being Service (PSW) with the aim of supporting trainees with short term psychological support.

The PSW provides a consistent, single point of access to expert advice, guidance and information to all parties involved in the management of medical and dental trainees.

The PSW recognise that there are a range of reasons why a trainee may benefit from psychological support. This can include, but is not limited to, a significant life event, suffering from stress and/or anxiety, a way to improve or better understand behaviour due to experiencing a significant event at work.

Before a trainee doctor or dentist is referred for psychological support, they must be referred to the PSW by one of their educators (i.e. Educational Supervisor, Training Programme Director). Upon receipt of the referral form, the PSW will triage the individual case and make a decision regarding what support would be beneficial to the trainee. In all cases where a trainee is referred to the PSW by their educator, they will have a meeting with their allocated Case Manager before being referred for psychological support.

The provider will be expected to work with trainee doctors and dentists from all specialties. Please review ‘Specialty Programmes and Numbers’ for the list of specialties. This document will provide helpful information on the types of training undertaken and the number of trainees in each specialty.

Please note, this service can experience peaks and troughs throughout the training year and can be dependent on a number of factors such as Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCPs), timings of exams etc.

The provider should have an understanding of the work undertaken, as well as the professional commitments, of a trainee doctor or dentist in order to arrange mutually convenient sessions. The provider must be aware and demonstrate understanding that sessions may need to be rearranged at short notice due to emergency clinical situations and changes to rotas or on-call commitments.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Applications are invited to provide individual psychological support for trainees across the East of England referred to the Professional Support and Well-being Service (PSW) with the aim of supporting trainees with short term psychological support.

The PSW provides a consistent, single point of access to expert advice, guidance and information to all parties involved in the management of medical and dental trainees.

The PSW recognise that there are a range of reasons why a trainee may benefit from psychological support. This can include, but is not limited to, a significant life event, suffering from stress and/or anxiety, a way to improve or better understand behaviour due to experiencing a significant event at work.

Before a trainee doctor or dentist is referred for psychological support, they must be referred to the PSW by one of their educators (i.e. Educational Supervisor, Training Programme Director). Upon receipt of the referral form, the PSW will triage the individual case and make a decision regarding what support would be beneficial to the trainee. In all cases where a trainee is referred to the PSW by their educator, they will have a meeting with their allocated Case Manager before being referred for psychological support.

The provider will be expected to work with trainee doctors and dentists from all specialties. Please review ‘Specialty Programmes and Numbers’ for the list of specialties. This document will provide helpful information on the types of training undertaken and the number of trainees in each specialty.

Please note, this service can experience peaks and troughs throughout the training year and can be dependent on a number of factors such as Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCPs), timings of exams etc.

The provider should have an understanding of the work undertaken, as well as the professional commitments, of a trainee doctor or dentist in order to arrange mutually convenient sessions. The provider must be aware and demonstrate understanding that sessions may need to be rearranged at short notice due to emergency clinical situations and changes to rotas or on-call commitments.

 

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: 01/03/2021
End: 28/02/2023
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
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: yes
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: 11/12/2020
Local time: 11:30
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: 08/01/2021
Local time: 11:00

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Health Education
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:

18/09/2020