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Services - 496739-2019

22/10/2019    S204

United Kingdom-Bootle: Health services

2019/S 204-496739

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: NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Postal address: c/o NHS South Sefton CCG, 3rd Floor Merton House, Staney Road
Town: Bootle
NUTS code: UKD73 Sefton
Postal code: L20 3DL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Helen Graham
E-mail: mlcsu.tendersnorth@nhs.net
Telephone: +44 1513178456
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.southseftonccg.nhs.uk
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: NHs Southport and Formby CCG
Postal address: 5 Curzon Road
Town: Southport
NUTS code: UKD73 Sefton
Postal code: PR8 6PL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Helen Graham
E-mail: mlcsu.tendersnorth@nhs.net
Telephone: +44 1704395785
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.southportandformbyccg.nhs.uk
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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:

13800000

Reference number: M-19-10
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85100000 Health services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU) is procuring an extended access service on behalf of NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group and South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group, who are the contracting authority for this opportunity.

The CCGs are looking to gain Expressions of Interest (EoIs) from providers who could be interested in delivering IAPT services to patients in the 2 CCG areas. Any interested organisation needs to visit https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk/ to complete a short questionnaire regarding delivery of the IAPT service in the CCG areas. This information will inform and assist the CCGs in forming their Commissioning Intentions for IAPT services.

The potential contract will be valued at approximately 2 760 000 GBP per year and the contract duration will be for 3 years with the potential to extend for a further 1 x 2-year period.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 13 800 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85100000 Health services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD73 Sefton
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The CCGs are looking for Expressions of Interest (EoIs) who are able to provide steps 2 and 3 of a 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;

2) IAPT-LTC (Long Term Conditions).

The CCGs are looking to gain Expressions of Interest (EoIs) from providers who could be interested in delivering IAPT services to patients in the 2 CCG areas. Any interested organisation needs to visit https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk/ to access a draft specification and complete a short questionnaire regarding delivery of the IAPT service in the CCG areas. This information will inform and assist the CCGs in forming their Commissioning Intentions for IAPT services.

The CCGs are only seeking expressions of 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.

II.2.14)Additional information

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’).

Further details will be made available via documentation and information released during the tender process.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
31/01/2020

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: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

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.

The procedure which the contracting authority is following is set out in the procurement documents.

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.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
18/10/2019