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Services - 271075-2015

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01/08/2015    S147

United Kingdom-London: Health and social work services

2015/S 147-271075

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Islington
Postal address: Third Floor, 7 Newington Barrow Way, Finsbury Park
Town: London
Postal code: N7 7EP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Strategic Procurement
Telephone: +44 2075273408

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: Islington
Postal address: Third Floor, 7 Newington Barrow Way, Finsbury Park
Town: London
Postal code: N7 7EP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Strategic Procurement
Telephone: +44 2075273408
Internet address:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
1516-122 Mental Health Intermediate Care Pathway.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
London Borough of Islington.
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Islington Council and Islington CCG are seeking to commission a Mental Health Intermediate Care Pathway, consisting of a range of different but complimentary services. This care pathway will form part of a wider system of preventative health and social care services and will be closely integrated with secondary mental health care, social care services and physical re-ablement care pathways. It is also expected that services within the pathway will develop strong links with local voluntary sector organisations providing mental health support, as well as those providing wider social support, and universal public services. The services provided within the Mental Health Intermediate Care Pathway will aim to reduce and delay the need for long term mental health and social care needs through providing intensive support and rehabilitation services to residents with mental health needs at critical times. This will include providing interventions to prevent or avert crisis and to provide faster and more effective rehabilitation and recovery support to residents who have experienced a significant deterioration in their mental health. Services will provide support to service users around their mental health needs, social care needs and wider holistic needs — such as housing, employment and community integration. It is envisioned that different services within the pathway will provide different elements of this support within an integrated needs assessment and care planning framework. Key outcomes for the pathway will be:
— Service users and carers report a positive experience of mental health intermediate care services
— Increased levels of service user and carer ‘activation’ around mental health
— Reduced mental health inpatient admissions and reduction in delayed discharge for those admitted.
— Reduced A&E attendances for people with mental health needs
— Reduced secondary mental health care admissions
— Reduction in levels of assessed social care need
— Increased levels of uptake of primary preventative services as described in the care act.
The Council and the CCG are interested in providers making innovative proposals around how this pathway is delivered and outcomes are achieved. However, it is envisioned that the pathway will include an element of residential support for those requiring brief periods of care away from home but still within a community rather than hospital setting. The Council may be able to provide an appropriate building for this element of the service on a leased basis to the successful bidder but potential providers may also want to explore options of providing their own buildings as part of their bid; bearing in mind that local services will need to be easily accessible. A workshop will be held with existing providers and key stakeholders in order to agree the pathway, prior to finalising the specification. Further information will be published on the Islington Council website shortly (Current Contracts — Islington Council).This will be a pathway for Islington residents aged 18 and over. The services within this pathway will support individuals who may not meet the eligibility criteria for support from secondary mental health services, including hospital admission. It is anticipated the contract period will be for 36 months with 3 options to extend for a period of 12 months each. This is a Prior Information Notice (PIN); it is not a formal invitation to tender. The purpose of this PIN is to maximise transparency and market competition for the upcoming contract notice. All details in this PIN are subject to being updated or changed in the final contract notice.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 6 000 000 and 7 500 000 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000 Health and social work services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Please refer to the contract notice when published for any further information including any breakdown which may be required with regards to lots. Organisations who wish to apply should look out for the contract notice to be published later in 2015. You will need to respond to the contract notice in order to be considered for any subsequent contract. The Council will expect the chosen provider(s) to offer value for money and an excellent service.
We would advise you to register on the e-tendering system (the London Tenders Portal) now in order that you receive an email alert when the contract notice is published. To sign up on the London Tenders Portal you must follow these steps:
— Register your company free of charge via the London Tenders Portal.


— Await acceptance. You will receive an email confirming your user-name and password.
— Use your user-name and password to log into the London Tenders Portal and express your interest in any contracts that are of interest to your company.
Please use the reference ‘1516-122 Mental Health Intermediate Care Pathway’ in any communication with the Council relating to this matter.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: