Services - 81135-2019

20/02/2019    S36

United Kingdom-Stafford: Counselling services

2019/S 036-081135

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Staffordshire County Council
Postal address: Number 1 Staffordshire Place
Town: Stafford
NUTS code: UKG2 Shropshire and Staffordshire
Postal code: ST16 2LP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Michelle Davies
E-mail: michelle.davies@staffordshire.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1785277116

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.proactisplaza.com

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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
II.1.1)Title:

Framework for the Provision of Psychological Support to Employees including Counselling

Reference number: IA778
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85312320 Counselling services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

For the avoidance of doubt this is not a call for competition — this is to initiate a market engagement/soft market testing process.

Staffordshire County Council would like to hear from counselling and psychology providers that can work with our workforce to provide early intervention support that will assist our employees when they experience mental wellbeing concerns. As we know that early help can make all the difference to assist employees to maximise their mental wellbeing and support them to remain in work and/or return to work as soon as possible.

The Council operates a service called ThinkWell Service that provides a range of specialist services to the workforce and to support managers with regard to the mental wellbeing of the workforce. Part of this service is the provision of a range of counselling and psychological wellbeing professional interventions for employees.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Triage Service

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85312300 Guidance and counselling services
85000000 Health and social work services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG2 Shropshire and Staffordshire
Main site or place of performance:

Staffordshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For the avoidance of doubt this is not a call for competition — this is to initiate a market engagement/soft market testing process.

Self and management referrals are passed onto a provider by email for triage assessment.

II.2.14)Additional information

We are holding an information event to commence this process on Monday 11th March at 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 noon, the venue is Staffordshire Place 1, Tipping Street Stafford, ST16 2DH, Boscobel Room. Please report to SP1 Reception Desk.

To book a place please contact Michelle Davies

Email: michelle.davies@staffordshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01785 277116

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Counselling Service

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85312300 Guidance and counselling services
85000000 Health and social work services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG2 Shropshire and Staffordshire
Main site or place of performance:

Staffordshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For the avoidance of doubt this is not a call for competition — this is to initiate a market engagement/soft market testing process.

The ThinkWell Service can be accessed either on a self-referral basis with no management reports, or with consent of the employee on a management referral basis.

II.2.14)Additional information

We are holding an information event to commence this process on Monday 11th March at 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 noon, the venue is Staffordshire Place 1, Tipping Street Stafford, ST16 2DH, Boscobel Room. Please report to SP1 Reception Desk.

To book a place please contact Michelle Davies

Email: michelle.davies@staffordshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01785 277116

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
05/04/2019

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

We are holding an information event to commence this process on Monday 11th March at 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 noon, the venue is Staffordshire Place 1, Tipping Street Stafford, ST16 2DH, Boscobel Room. Please report to SP1 Reception Desk.

To book a place please contact Michelle Davies

Email: michelle.davies@staffordshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01785 277116

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
18/02/2019