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United Kingdom-Bootle: Health services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
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.
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.
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.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary 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.