Tender for Talking Therapies Service – Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Tender for Talking Therapies Service – Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

To commission a talking therapies service within the locality of Newcastle Gateshead CCG area.

United Kingdom-Newcastle Upon Tyne: Health services

2019/S 183-446469

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group
Riverside House, Goldcrest Way, Newburn Riverside (Business Park)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE15 8NY
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1642746918
E-mail: NECSU.neprocurement@nhs.net
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.newcastlegatesheadccg.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu/aspx/Home

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Teesdale House, Thornaby
Stockton on Tees
TS17 6BL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1642746918
E-mail: NECSU.neprocurement@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKC
Internet address(es):Main address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu/aspx/Home

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.necsu.nhs.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu/aspx/Home

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:

NECS335 Talking Therapies Service NHS Newcastle Gateshead CCG

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

North of England Commissioning Support (NECS)are working for and on behalf of NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group(CCG)who wish to commission a talking therapies service within the locality of Newcastle Gateshead CCG area.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 20 359 744.00 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)

85100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) who are working for and on behalf of Newcastle Gateshead (CCG) who wish to commission talking therapies service for Newcastle Gateshead area.

The contract is for 3 years with the option to extend for a further 2 year period at the contracting authority’s discretion and subject to satisfactory contractual and financial performance.

The procurement will be available to view on the in-tend portal from the 20.9.2019.

The basic principles of the open procurement route will be followed to test the capacity, capability and technical competence of Bidders in accordance with the light touch regime outlined in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, ensuring a fair, open and transparent process in accordance with NHS (procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No 2) Regulations 2013.

Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 Contracting Authorities must consider:

(a) how what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area where it exercises its functions; and

(b) how, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing that improvement

NECS is utilising an electronic tendering tool to manage this procurement and communicate with potential providers. There will be no hard copy documents issued to potential providers and all communications with NECS, including your submission, will be conducted via the portal:

Supplier portal https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu/aspx/Home hosted by In-Tend.

It is free to register on the portal but if you have any problems registering on the portal, you should contact In-Tend at: support@in-tend.com or by phone 0844 2728810

In-Tends helpdesk availability is: Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 20 359 744.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 60

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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 Contracting Authorities must consider:

(a) how what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social, and environmental well-being of the area where they exercise their functions; and

(b) how, in conducting the process of procurement, they might act with a view to securing that improvement.

Accordingly, the subject matter of the contract has been scoped to take into account the priorities of the Contracting Authority relating to ‘economic, social, and environmental well-being’. The basic principles of the open procedure will be followed for this procurement to test the capacity, capability, and technical competence of bidders in accordance with the Light-Touch Rules Regime, Regulations 74 to 77 of The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) (for health, social, education, and certain other service contracts).

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)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

Information about national procedures is available at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/102/pdfs/uksi_20150102_en.pdf

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

Public contracts for health, social, education, and certain other service contracts listed in schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) (PCR 2015) shall be awarded in accordance with Chapter 3 Section 7 Regulation 74 to 77 of PCR 2015.

IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 162-399361

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

Date: 25/10/2019
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Note to register your interestin this notice and obtain additional information please visit supplier portal https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu/aspx/Home hosted by In-Tend.

It is free to register on the portal but if you have any problems registering on the portal, you should contact In-Tend at: support@in-tend.com or by phone 0844 2728810

In-Tends helpdesk availability is: Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(MT Ref:217399)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Teesdale House, Thornaby
Stockton-on-Tees
TS17 6BL
United KingdomInternet address: http://www.necsu.nhs.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Teesdale House, Thornaby
Stockton-on-Tees
TS17 6BL
United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The commissioner will act in accordance with part 3 Chapter 5 Regulation 85 to 87 and Part 3 Chapter 6 Regulation 88 to 104 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) (PCR 2015). Part 3 of the PCR 2015 provides for appeals to be made to the High Court subject to the time limitations and other required procedural steps. The rules relating to appeal are complex and a dissatisfied tenderer is advised to take their own prompt legal advice.

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

Royal Courts of Justice — The High Court
Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United KingdomInternet address: https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/royal-courts-of-justice

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18/09/2019