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04/02/2016    S24

United Kingdom-Derby: Health and social work services

2016/S 024-038435

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Arden & GEM CSU
Postal address: Cardinal Square, Nottingham Road
Town: Derby
Postal code: DE1 3QT
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Blackshaw Lucy
E-mail: Lucy.Blackshaw@ardengemcsu.nhs.uk

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity
Health
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
NHS England — Improving GPs' Access to Mental Health Support.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Please note this pin is a duplication of OJEU reference number 2015/S 250-457923.
NHS England welcome responses from additional providers.
You do not need to take any action if you responded to OJEU PIN notice 2015/S 250-457923 for the market engagement exercise.
The url's to the previous notices are:
https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/8f77e864-419c-47e7-8510-0e7c5f0bcb8c
http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:457923-2015:TEXT:EN:HTML
NHS Arden & Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (NHS Arden & GEM CSU) on behalf of NHS England is carrying out a market engagement exercise for the provision of services to improving GPs' Access to Mental Health Support.
The purpose of this PIN is to notify the market of a forthcoming procurement. The procurement will seek to appoint a provider(S) that can deliver a service which can improve GP's access to Mental Health Support.
Increasing pressures in general practice are 1 of the reasons why GPs leave the profession. NHS England and key partners are currently delivering several initiatives to support General Practice including Supporting Vulnerable Practices, the Workforce Action Plan, the Primary Care Transformational Fund, and a new national Occupational Health (OH) Specification.
In addition to plans to publish a single national Occupational Health specification, which will ensure far greater consistency in the OH support for GPs across the country, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, announced in September 2015 that NHS England would go further and look to develop additional services to Improve GPs' Access to Mental Health Support including combatting issues like stress and burnout. We are currently working closely with our partners to scope out what such a service would be, with a view to putting in place a nationally available service in 2016.
Early scoping has informed us that there are several ways which a national service could be delivered; through local providers in different geographies, or by a single lead provider through a hub and spoke structure. There are also several different pathways and services which could be offered to support GP's Mental Health and Addiction including:
— Point of access to the service via various methods i.e. telephone / website;
— alternative methods of access via the internet, social media and people have a response back by a suitably qualified clinician/councillor;
— Initial contact and assessment/consultation with a suitably qualified clinician/councillor;
— Assessment, intervention, and follow-up short term or long term treatment options;
— Co-ordination of further care or advice and onward referral into other NHS services with the appropriate skills and resources to meet their needs;
— Outreach and leadership in local areas to promote awareness and preventative means to support GPs' Mental Health.
Currently, occupational health services are available across England but there are varying levels of follow-up services and these sometimes do not provide options of treatment for mental health related problems. However OH services is more about establishing consistent occupational health advice and guidance for performers on the National Performers' List, including some enhanced health assessments as required for their performer responsibilities. NHS England therefore intends to look at options to commission a national service which improves GPs' Access to Mental Health Support, which goes beyond the specification of OH services; such services has often been referred to as ‘Practitioner Health’ or ‘Physician Health’ services.
If your organisation is interested in providing the services set out above, please:
1. Register on the Bravo portal https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
2. Complete a copy of the market assessment questionnaire which can be found on Bravo by 14:00 on Wednesday 24.2.2016. (PQQ_187 on the Bravo Portal refers)
Please note: this is purely a market assessment exercise to gather facts on potential providers. The subsequent procurement will be advertised separately and all organisations wanting to participate will need to respond to the procurement advertisement as and when published.
The responses received during the market analysis exercise will not be taken into account in any future evaluation process as part of the formal procurement process.
Please note that this is not a PQQ, we are using this functionality within the Bravo portal to communicate with interested parties.
3. State in your response to question ME01 if you would like to request a place at the market engagement event that is scheduled for 1.3.2016 in London.
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)
II.8)Additional information:
The services to which this notice relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3, Part 10 of the Public Services Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) ('the Regulations').
Neither the publication of this notice nor the employment of any particular terminology nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the contracting authorities intend to hold themselves bound by any of the Regulations save those applicable to the procurement of Part B services.
These opportunities may be divided into lots. Please see published documentation for further detail.
Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:

1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register

— Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue';
— Enter your correct business and user details;
— Note the user-name you chose and click ‘Save' when complete;
— You will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender:
— Login to the portal with the user-name/password;
— Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers' link (these are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier);
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content.
— Click the ‘Express Interest' button at the top of the page.
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs' page (this is a secure area reserved for your projects only);
— You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments' in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details' box.
3. Responding to the tender;
— Click ‘My Response' under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details', you can choose to ‘Create Response' or to ‘Decline to Respond' (please give a reason if declining);
— You can now use the ‘Messages' function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification;
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT;
— There may be a mixture of on-line and off-line actions for you to perform (there is detailed on-line help available).
You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response' button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the on-line help, or contact the eTendering helpdesk.

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
VI.2)Additional information:
The services to which this notice relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3, Part 10 of the Public Services Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) ('the Regulations').
Neither the publication of this notice nor the employment of any particular terminology nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the contracting authorities intend to hold themselves bound by any of the Regulations save those applicable to the procurement of Part B services.
These opportunities may be divided into lots. Please see published documentation for further detail.
Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:

1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://ardengemcsu.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register;

— Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue';
— Enter your correct business and user details;
— Note the user-name you chose and click ‘Save' when complete;
— You will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender:
— Login to the portal with the user-name/password;
— Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers' link (these are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier);
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content.
— Click the ‘Express Interest' button at the top of the page.
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs' page (this is a secure area reserved for your projects only);
— You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments' in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details' box 3. Responding to the tender;
— Click ‘My Response' under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details', you can choose to ‘Create Response' or to ‘Decline to Respond' (please give a reason if declining);
— You can now use the ‘Messages' function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification;
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT;
— There may be a mixture of on-line and off-line actions for you to perform (there is detailed on-line help available).
You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response' button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the on-line help, or contact the eTendering helpdesk.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
2.2.2016