I.1) Name, addresses and contact point(s):
Contact Name: Helen Graham
c/o NHS South Sefton CCG, 3rd Floor Merton House
Postcode: L20 3DL
Phone: 0151 317 8456
Internet address: www.southseftonccg.nhs.uk
SECTION II: Object of the contract
Title:United Kingdom: NHS Southport and Formby CCG and NHS South Sefton CCG - Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
Reference No: M-19-10 #2
NHS Southport and Formby CCG and NHS South Sefton CCG - Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) are working on behalf of NHS Southport & Formby CCG and NHS South Sefton CCG who wish to procure an IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service for patients living in the CCG area.
The aim of the service is to improve access to psychological therapies for the populations of Southport & Formby CCG and South Sefton CCG and provide timely interventions, delivered from accessible community venues that will improve mental health and wellbeing. The provider will be required to deliver interventions at step 2, 3 of the stepped care model in accordance to NICE guidelines, using validated evidence-based assessment monitoring and outcome tools. Also, as part of a local initiative step 4 will be delivered.
The delivery of steps 2 and 3 of the stepped-care model as defined in the IAPT Manual which will be delivered by a multi-disciplinary team which will be delivered within the following nationally defined modes of delivery:
1. Core IAPT; and
2. IAPT-LTC (Long Term Conditions)
The contract has been valued at approximately £2,760,000 per year; and the contract duration will be for 3 years with the potential to extend for a further 1 x 2-year period. The contract value is set at £13,800,000 over the 5-year contract period.
Potential suppliers should be aware that clarifications to the Selection Questionnaire documents should be submitted before Friday 7th February 2020 and Selection Questionnaire responses should be submitted before 12pm on Friday 14th February 2020.
The CCGs are only seeking interest from Providers who are genuinely capable and attracted to this potential opportunity. Please only express an interest if you have the relevant authority to do so on behalf of your Provider.
Submission of the Selection Questionnaire and procurement specific information: this exercise will be conducted on the Midlands and Lancashire CSU portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk
Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest & provide additional procurement-specific information (by registering on the Bravo portal). Candidates should register on the portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of the website is free of charge).
All documentation can be accessed via https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk
For technical support in submitting your Selection Questionnaire or tender submission, contact the Bravo Solution Help-desk on +44 8003684850 or E-mail: help@bravosolution
Estimated Total Value: £0
Contract Value: £13800000
Contract start date: 2020-10-01T00:00:00Z
Contract end date: 2025-09-30T00:00:00Z
This procurement is for Social and other specific services which are Light Touch Regime services for the purpose of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as specified in Schedule 3 of the Regulations ('Regulations') http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/102/schedule/3/made
Accordingly, the Contracting Authority is only bound by those parts of the Regulations detailed in Chapter 3 Particular Procurement Regimes Section 7 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/102/part/2/chapter/3/made
The Contracting Authority is not voluntarily following any other part of the Regulations.
As the CCG is a relevant body for the purpose of the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No 2) Regulations 2013 these Regulations also apply to this procurement.
Right to Cancel: The Contracting Authority reserves the right to discontinue the procurement process at any time, which shall include the right not to award a contract or contracts, and does not bind itself to accept the lowest tender, or any tender received, and reserves the right to award a contract in part, or to call for new tenders should it consider this necessary.
The Contracting Authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidate or tenderer in connection with the completion and return of the information requested in this Contract Notice, or in the completion or submission of any tender, irrespective of the outcome of the competition or if the competition is cancelled or postponed.
All dates, time periods and values specified in this notice are provisional and the Contracting Authority reserves the right to change these.
Transparency: The Contracting Authority is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) and may be required to disclose information received in the course of this procurement under FOIA or the EIR.
In addition, and in accordance with the UK Government's policies on transparency, the contracting authority intends to publish procurement documentation and the text of any resulting contractual arrangements, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
Any redactions, whether in relation to information requests under FOIA, the EIR or policies on transparency will be in accordance with those grounds prescribed under the Freedom of Information Act. If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this will be done via electronic means using the internet. Midlands and Lancashire CSU is conducting this procurement exercise as a central purchasing body for another NHS body with whom the successful bidder(s) will enter into contracts for the supply of the services.
Any other public-sector body detailed within this notice, wishing to access the contract may do so only with permission from the contracting NHS body.
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