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
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
National registration number: N/A
Postal address: Nottinghamshire Police, Force Headquarters, Sherwood Lodge, Arnold
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: NG5 8PP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Elly Grayston
E-mail: email@example.comEast Midlands Strategic Commercial Unit
Telephone: +44 1159670999
Address of the buyer profile: https://uk.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/32217
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Specialist Counselling and Therapy for Victims and Survivors of Sexual Violence and Abuse in Nottinghamshire
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
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
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
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.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
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
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Postal address: Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Arnot Hill House Arnot Hill Park Arnold
Postal code: NG5 6LU
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: