Tender for Mental Health Awareness Training

Tender for Mental Health Awareness Training

The service will deliver a comprehensive range of high quality, evidence-based mental health awareness training courses.

United Kingdom-London: Health and social work services

2019/S 225-551925

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Islington Council
Postal address: 7 Newington Barrow Way
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI
Postal code: N7 7EP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Strategic Procurement
E-mail: procurement@islington.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2075278118
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.islington.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.islington.gov.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=a689fd5a-ed09-ea11-80fb-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=a689fd5a-ed09-ea11-80fb-005056b64545

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


1920-0200 Mental Health Awareness Training

Reference number: DN437677

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

This is a joint commission by Camden and Islington councils for training services in both boroughs. The procurement is led by Islington Council.

The service will deliver a comprehensive range of high quality, evidence-based mental health awareness training courses. This will include the licensed and internationally recognised Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) courses, suicide prevention training and other evidence based mental health awareness training.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 620 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

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

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Promoting positive mental health and well-being is a strategic priority for both Camden and Islington. For the past 4 years the councils have jointly commissioned the provision of mental health awareness and suicide prevention awareness training services. This training supports the capacity and capability of communities and key public facing services: to help themselves and others when experiencing mental health distress, to access support at an early stage, and to tackle the stigma and discrimination around mental health and ill-health. It also supports one of our strategic suicide prevention priorities across Camden and Islington.

The mental health awareness training service will sit within a broad cross-borough approach to mental health promotion and suicide prevention.

The aims of this training service will be to:

— raise awareness and improve understanding of mental health, including suicide risk among the Camden and Islington populations,

— reduce stigma and discrimination around mental health at community level,

— raise awareness and understanding of mental health and mental health support services amongst key local workforces in order to recognise and support mental health problems,

— reduce stigma and discrimination around mental health within the workplace, and

— promote recovery and positive outcomes for young people and adults with mental health problems.

The high quality service will meet the mental health learning and support needs of people working, living and volunteering within the two boroughs.

For full details, please see the contract opportunity on the London Tenders Portal: 1920-0200 — Mental Health Awareness Training

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Proposed approach to the delivery of sustained, high quality mental health and suicide prevention training / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion – Name: Proposed approach to social value / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion – Name: Proposed approach to effective delivery and marketing / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Proposed approach to co-production and engagement with stakeholders / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Proposed approach to mobilisation / Weighting: 5
Price – Weighting: 20
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
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.1.1)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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 186-452359

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

Date: 20/12/2019
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:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 20/12/2019
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: Islington Council
Town: London
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: