Tender for Mental Health Digital Support Service

Tender for Mental Health Digital Support Service

To deliver a young people’s mental health digital support service for people aged between 11 and 18.

United Kingdom-Swindon: Health and social work services

2020/S 031-073751

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group
Postal address: The Pierre Simonet Building, North Swindon Gateway, North Latham Road, Wiltshire
Town: Swindon
NUTS code: UKK14
Postal code: SN25 4DL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Angela Mortley
E-mail: angelamortley@nhs.net
Internet address(es):Main address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.swindonccg.nhs.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group
Postal address: St Martin’s Hospital, Clara Cross Ln, Trust HQ
Town: Bath
NUTS code: UKK12
Postal code: BA2 5RP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Angela Mortley
E-mail: angelamortley@nhs.netInternet address(es):Main address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.bathandnortheastsomersetccg.nhs.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/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/scwcsu/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

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Swindon and BaNES — Young People’s Mental Health Digital Support Service

Reference number: WA10358

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Following a successful pilot, Swindon and Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Groups seek bids from providers who have the capability and capacity to deliver a young people’s mental health digital support service for people aged between 11 and 18 across Swindon and Bath and North East Somerset localities. The Commissioner has a combined budget of 139 700 GBP per annum. The total contract value for the initial 3-year contract is 419 100 GBP. At the end of the initial contract term the Commissioners will have an extension option for any number of periods up to a maximum of a further 2 years available which will be awarded at their discretion, giving a maximum possible contract value of 698 500 GBP exclusive of reclaimable VAT, over 5 years if the full contract term is fulfilled. The contract is due to commence in June 2020. This procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioners.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 698 500.00 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)

85000000
85323000
72260000
72230000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK1
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Following a successful pilot, Swindon and Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Groups seek bids from providers who have the capability and capacity to deliver a young people’s mental health digital support service for people aged between 11 and 18 across Swindon and Bath and North East Somerset localities. The service aims to enhance early intervention and increase accessibility for those young people seeking help, by offering safe, early emotional support and online counselling for secondary school age users with emotional well-being and/or emerging mental health problems. The service must integrate, and work collaboratively, with a range of other support services, in particular the local CAMHS provider. The Commissioner has a combined budget of 139 700 GBP per annum. The total contract value for the initial 3-year contract is 419 100 GBP. At the end of the initial contract term the Commissioners will have an extension option for any number of periods up to a maximum of a further 2 years available which will be awarded at their discretion, giving a maximum possible contract value of 698 500 GBP exclusive of reclaimable VAT, over 5 years if the full contract term is fulfilled. The contract is due to commence on in June 2020. Bidders should note that Swindon and BaNES CCGs will be formally merging with Wiltshire CCG on 1.4.2020, and as such any procurement and/or contracting activity after that date will be with the newly formed BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG. It is not expected that this will have any effect on the procurement process. This procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioners.

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: 698 500.00 GBP

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:

At the end of the initial 3-year contract term the Commissioners will have an extension option for any number of periods up to a maximum of a further 2 years available which will be awarded at their discretion.

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 are healthcare services falling within Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) which are not subject to the full regime of the Regulations, but is instead governed by the light touch regime contained within Chapter 3, Section 7 of the Regulations (Regulations 74 to 77).

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:

As outlined in ITT documentation.

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
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: yes
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: 12/03/2020
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: 12/03/2020
Local time: 12:01
Place:

N/a

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

2022

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Interested providers will be able to view this notice via the ‘current tenders’ list on the e-procurement system In-Tend, available on the following link: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home In order to submit a bid, you will need to be registered on the e-procurement system and ‘express an interest’, and then complete a response as specified within the procurement documents. On registration, please include at least 2 contacts to allow for access to the system in times of absence. The services are healthcare services falling within Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) which are not subject to the full regime of the regulations, but is instead governed by the light touch regime contained within Chapter 3, Section 7 of the Regulations (Regulations 74 to 77). The tendering process will be conducted in accordance with the requirements and flexibilities provided by Articles 74 to 76 of the Directive, and Regulations 74 to 76 of the Regulations. The authority will run a transparent tender process, treating all bidders equally. For the avoidance of doubt, the authority will not be bound by the regulations or the treaty on the functioning of the European Union or any other regulations or legislation except for the specific parts or circumstances that apply to the procurement of these services. Neither the inclusion of a bidder selection stage, nor the use of any language or terms found in the directive or regulations, nor the description of the procedure voluntarily adopted by the authority (open, restricted, competitive procedure with negotiation, competitive dialogue or any other description), nor any other indication, shall be taken to mean that the authority intends to hold itself bound by the Directive or Regulations, save by the provisions applicable to services coming within the scope of Annex XIV of the Directive/Schedule 3 of the Regulations. The contracting authority intends to voluntarily observe the award decision notices provisions and 10 day standstill period described in Regulation 86 of the Regulations. Unsuccessful bidders will receive scores and reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages of the winning bid and the reasons why the bidder/application was unsuccessful. Deadline for lodging of appeals should be in accordance with Regulation 87 and Regulation 91 of the Regulations.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Swindon and BaNES CCGs
Postal address: C/O NHS SCW CSU Procurement Team, Wynford House, Lufton Way, Lufton
Town: Yeovil
Postal code: BA22 8HR
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: angelamortley@nhs.netInternet address: https://www.swindonccg.nhs.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

As described in VI.3, deadline for lodging of appeals should be in accordance with Regulation 87 and Regulation 91 of the 2015 Regulations.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Swindon and BaNES CCGs
Postal address: C/O NHS SCW CSU Procurement Team, Wynford House, Lufton Way, Lufton
Town: Swindon
Postal code: BA22 8HR
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: angelamortley@nhs.netInternet address: https://www.swindonccg.nhs.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

11/02/2020