Specialist Counselling and Therapy – Invitation to Tender

Specialist Counselling and Therapy – Invitation to Tender

Specialist counselling and therapy for victims and survivors of sexual violence and abuse in Nottinghamshire.

United Kingdom-Nottinghamshire: Guidance and counselling services

2019/S 226-554476

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: East Midlands Strategic Commercial Unit (EMSCU)
National registration number: N/A
Postal address: Nottinghamshire Police, Force Headquarters, Sherwood Lodge, Arnold
Town: Nottinghamshire
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: NG5 8PP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Elly Grayston
E-mail: emscuenquiries@emscu.pnn.police.ukEast Midlands Strategic Commercial Unit
Telephone: +44 1159670999
Internet address(es):Main address: https://uk.eu-supply.com

Address of the buyer profile: https://uk.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/32217

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://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=30988&B=BLUELIGHT
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=30988&B=BLUELIGHT
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Social protection

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Specialist Counselling and Therapy for Victims and Survivors of Sexual Violence and Abuse in Nottinghamshire

Reference number: Counselling Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85312300

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

ITT documents will be available from the 25.11.2019. Sexual violence and abuse is a crime which can have a devastating impact on victims and survivors who require support to help them recover from the harm they experienced. The PCC for Nottinghamshire has been working with local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and NHSE England for several years to increase and improve the support available for victims and survivors.

Demand for sexual violence support has risen in recent years with long waiting lists for therapeutic support in Nottingham/Nottinghamshire. In recognition of the additional demand created by Nottinghamshire Police’s Operation Equinox, and the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Nottinghamshire Hearings, the PCC has secured funding from NHS England’s High Volume Fund to provide specialist sexual violence counselling and other psychotherapy for survivors on waiting lists for therapy following specialist sexual violence and abuse support.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 310 000.00 GBP

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)

76460000
85000000
85312320
98000000
98133100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Nottingham.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

ITT documents will be available from the 25.11.2019. Sexual violence and abuse is a crime which can have a devastating impact on victims and survivors who often require support to help them cope and recover from the harm they have experienced. The Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire has been working with local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and NHSE England for several years to increase and improve the support available for victims and survivors of sexual violence and abuse.

Demand for sexual violence support has risen over recent years and there are currently long waiting lists for therapeutic support in Nottingham/Nottinghamshire. In recognition of the additional demand in Nottinghamshire created by Nottinghamshire Police’s Operation Equinox, and the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Nottinghamshire Hearings, the PCC has secured funding from NHS England’s High Volume Fund to provide specialist sexual violence counselling and other psychotherapy for survivors who are on the current waiting lists for therapy following specialist sexual violence and abuse support.

The PCC now wishes to award a contract to a suitably qualified provider to deliver counselling and other psychotherapy for victims and survivors of sexual violence and abuse. As a mandatory requirement, all therapeutic provision must be delivered by qualified therapists who are registered with a recognised UK psychotherapy accreditation body. In addition, providers will be expected to demonstrate the following:

— in depth understanding and insight into the needs of sexual violence victims and survivors,

— a minimum of 3 years’ experience of providing counselling and other psychotherapy for substantial numbers of sexual violence victims and survivors,

— how service delivery will comply with relevant Crown Prosecution Service Guidance https://www.cps.gov.uk/legal-guidance/therapy-provision-therapy-vulnerable-or-intimidated-adult-witnesses

— proven partnership working with specialist sexual violence services to ensure that survivors are supported safely to exit the service.

The provider may be asked to support children and young people as well as adults and must work closely with existing specialist sexual violence support services in Nottinghamshire. In addition, as this is one off funding, all survivors must have completed therapy by the end of March 2020 and be safely supported into other support services if required.

Value of agreement: between 290 000 GBP and 310 000 GBP.

Term of agreement: January 2020 to March 2021.

The service needs to be operational by the end of January 2020, with robust referral pathways in place by the end of January and the first survivors beginning therapy by February 2020 at the latest.

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

Value excluding VAT: 310 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 15
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

The services to which this procurement relates fall within Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the ‘Regulations’). As such, the Procurement of the services is being run as a process akin to the open procedure process. The contracting authority does not intend to hold itself bound by any of the Regulations, save those applicable to Schedule 3 Services.

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: 13/12/2019
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: 13/12/2019
Local time: 12:00

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: The Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire
Postal address: Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Arnot Hill House Arnot Hill Park Arnold
Town: Nottingham
Postal code: NG5 6LU
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:

19/11/2019