Service User and Carer Involvement in Mental Health Services
To procure a service to enable people with personal experience of using Mental Health and/or Substance Misuse Services, either as a Service User or Carer, to be effectively involved in improving the quality of health services for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.
United Kingdom-Cardiff: Health services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
NHS Wales Procurement Services
Contact point(s): Sourcing
For the attention of: Mrs Jannine Crees
CF14 3UB Cardiff
Telephone: +44 2920903881
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.procurement.wales.nhs.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0221
Electronic access to information: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: North Wales for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.
NUTS code UKL
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Note The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.
To access eTenderwales, express your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visithttps://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml and search for PQQ/ITT code TBC within the appropriate area.
Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.
To access eTenderwales, express your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visithttps://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml and search for PQQ/ITT code 31618 within the appropriate area.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The aim of the service is to improve the quality of health services for people with mental health problems.
The service will enable and empower people with personal experience of using mental health services, either as a service user or carer, to have an effective voice in planning, delivering and evaluating services.
The service will be flexible and responsive to changing legislation, policy and guidance and will support service users and carers in responding to national and local consultations.
The service will support service users and carers to have a voice in developing, designing and implementing new legislation, policy and guidance from the Welsh, UK and European Parliaments.
The service provided must be appropriate to people’s needs, including their disability, race, culture, religion, sexuality, age and gender. The service must also recognise that individuals’ needs can change over time and respond accordingly.
The provider will comply with Together for Mental Health (as detailed in the KPIs in the service spec).
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
Description of particular conditions: The PQQ, which is available via the e sourcing portal (see below) will provide details.
Any economic operator may be excluded if it fulfils any or all of the criteria listed in Regulation 23 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 (as amended).
Suppliers instructions how to express interest in this tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once)
— Browse to the eSourcing portal: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/ and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’
— Enter your correct business and user details
— Note the username you chose and click ‘save’ when complete
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure)
2. Express an Interest in the tender
— Login to the portal with the user-name/password
— Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs open to all suppliers’ link. (these are pre-qualification questionnaires or invitations to tender open to any registered supplier)
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. — Click the ‘express interest’ button at the top of the page.
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘my PQQs/ my ITTs’ page. (this is a secure area reserved for your projects only)
—You can now access any attachments by clicking “buyer attachments” in the ‘PQQ/ ITT details’ box
3. Responding to the tender
— Click ‘my response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT details’, you can choose to ‘create response’ or to ‘decline to respond’ (please give a reason if declining)
— You can now use the ‘messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT
— There may be a mixture of on-line and off-line actions for you to perform (there is detailed on-line help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘submit response’ button at the top of the page.
If you require any further assistance please consult the on-line help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established.
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the PQQ. Credit worthiness will be assessed.
As set out in the PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the PQQ.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
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
Section VI: Complementary information
The services to which this notice relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3, Part 10 of the Public Services Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) (the Regulations). Although the Contracting Authority may voluntarily adopt certain provisions in the Regulations for the purposes of, inter alia, applying selection criteria at PQQ stage, neither the publication of this voluntary notice nor the employment of any particular terminology nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Contracting Authority (or any of the NHS Wales bodies on whose behalf it is acting) intend to hold themselves bound by any of the Regulations save those applicable to part B services.
Bidders should note that they will be required to enter into terms and conditions as set out in the ITT and that save for matters of clarification or consistency the Contracting Authority will not negotiate the terms.
The Contracting Authority will not accept completed PQQ’s after the stated closing date.
All tender costs and liabilities incurred by bidders shall be the sole responsibility of the bidders.
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to conclude the contract in whole, in part or annul the tendering process. All documents to be priced (where applicable) in sterling and all payments made in sterling.
In relation to Section II.1.9 above, variants will be accepted to the extent permitted in the tender documentation (if at all).
The tendering process will be undertaken in part via electronic means using the Bravo e-tendering system.
The initial term of the contract will be 3 years with an option to extend at the sole discretion of contracting Authority for up to two 1-year periods.
The authority is of the view that this contracts may be affected by the TUPE Regulations. Details will be supplied at ITT stage.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: