Staff and Student Counselling Services Tender – Belfast

Staff and Student Counselling Services Tender – Belfast

Lot 1: Provision of an Employee Assistance Programme; Lot 2: Psychological Therapy and Support Service for Students.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Guidance and counselling services

2020/S 203-494901

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Queen’s University Belfast
Postal address: University Road
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UKN06 Belfast
Postal code: BT7 1NN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Chloe Williamson
E-mail: c.williamson@qub.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 2890973048
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/FinanceDirectorate/visitors/procurement/

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/queensuniversitybelfast/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/queensuniversitybelfast/aspx/Home
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

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

QUB/1890/20 Provision of Staff and Student Counselling Services

 

Reference number: QUB/1890/20

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85312300 Guidance and counselling services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Queen’s seeks to appoint an economic operator(s) for the provision of staff and student counselling services. The University’s requirements have been spilt into the following two lots:

Lot 1: Provision of an Employee Assistance Programme;

Lot 2: Psychological Therapy and Support Service for Students.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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:

Provision of an Employee Assistance Programme

 

Lot No: Lot 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85312300 Guidance and counselling services
85312320 Counselling services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN06 Belfast
Main site or place of performance:

 

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Lot 1: Provision of an employee assistance programme

The University is fully committed to the wellbeing of its staff and recognises that many staff have competing demands on their time and resources, both inside and outside work. The importance of achieving and maintaining a satisfactory work/life balance is fundamental to the maintenance of good health and wellbeing, and education and counselling has been shown to be of benefit to those who are in need of support and guidance on a wide variety of personal, social and occupational issues. The employee assistance programme will supplement the other sources of support to staff which include their line management, the people and culture directorate, the occupational health service, trade union advisers, etc. The current service usage includes approximately 450 personal counselling sessions delivered to approximately 110 new clients per year, using a maximum six session counselling model. Telephone contacts are few but they, and online video calls, may rise with increasing internationalisation.

 

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract will initially be for a period of 36 months, subject to satisfactory annual review, with the option to extend the contract by up to a further 24 months.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract will initially be for a period of 36 months, subject to satisfactory annual review, with the option to extend the contract by up to a further 24 months.

 

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:

Psychological Therapy and Support Service for Students

 

Lot No: Lot 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85312300 Guidance and counselling services
85312320 Counselling services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN06 Belfast
Main site or place of performance:

 

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

The delivery of a psychological therapy and support service through a ‘matched stepped care model’, as detailed in the framework below:

• triage assessment Tier 1-2,

• online self-help resource platform,

• low intensity group work and workshops,

• guided self-help courses Tier 2-3,

• face to face, telephone and online counselling sessions,

• telephone helpline.

 

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract will initially be for a period of 12 months, subject to satisfactory annual review, with the option to extend the contract by up to a further 48 months.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract will initially be for a period of 12 months, subject to satisfactory annual review, with the option to extend the contract by up to a further 48 months.

 

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

List and brief description of conditions:

 

 

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

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.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 13/11/2020
Local time: 16:00
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.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 13/11/2020
Local time: 16:00
Place:

 

 

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Queen’s University Belfast
Postal address: University Road
Town: Belfast
Postal code: BT7 1NN
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: https://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/FinanceDirectorate/visitors/procurement/

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

 

 

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14/10/2020