Tender for Primary Care Mental Health Service – Liverpool

Tender for Primary Care Mental Health Service – Liverpool

The PCMH service comprises the IAPT stepped care model and the delivery of assessment and interventions in line with the National IAPT Guidance model. 

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Health services

2018/S 153-351251

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

NHS Wirral CCG
Old Market House, Hamilton Street
CH41 5AL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Siju George
Telephone: +44 1516510011
E-mail: sijugeorge@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKD74
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.wirralccg.nhs.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement


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


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Primary Care Mental Health Service

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is looking to procure a Primary care mental health (PCMH) service — IAPT, Community Counselling Services and Bereavement support. The PCMH service will be required to work in an integrated framework with the secondary care mental health service provider and wider partners including GPs and 3rd sector organisations.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 22 500 000.00 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: UKD74

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The PCMH service comprises the IAPT stepped care model and the delivery of assessment and interventions in line with the National IAPT Guidance model. This service will also need to deliver community counselling and bereavement support. The service will work in an integrated framework with the existing secondary care mental health provider, ensuring a seamless pathway for patients accessing mental health services and work collaboratively with other specialist providers, the charity, faith and voluntary sector organisations in delivering integrated referral and care pathways maximising the use of social prescribing, self-help, early prevention and intervention. The PCMH will deliver psychological therapies support across steps 2-4 to patients with common mental health disorders (like anxiety and depression). The service will ensure integrated pathways for patients with long term conditions or medically unexplained symptoms with an expectation that this will be delivered and integrated within primary care. Key outcomes of the service are as follows:

— increased access to psychological therapies — 2019/20: 22 %, 2020/21: 25 %,

— 75 % of people referred to IAPT services should start treatment within 6 weeks of referral, and 95 % should start treatment within 18 weeks of referral,

— at least 50 % of people who complete IAPT treatment should recover.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality and patient outcome / Weighting: 60 %
Quality criterion – Name: Total cost / Weighting: 40 %
Cost criterion – Name: Total / Weighting: 40 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 22 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for a further 24 months in 2 consecutive 12 month period, subject to satisfactory performance.

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

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.1.1)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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 116-263817

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

Date: 26/09/2018
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26/09/2018
Local time: 14:00

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

NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group
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: