Perinatal Mental Health Psychology Workforce Development – Health Education England

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Health Education England
Stewart House, 32 Russell Square
London
WC1B 5DN
United Kingdom
Contact person: Laura Devine
E-mail: laura.devine@soeprocurement.nhs.uk
NUTS code: UKI

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://hee.nhs.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/soepscommissioning
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/soepscommissioning
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Perinatal Mental Health Psychology Workforce Development – Health Education England

Reference number: NHS/SoEPS/18.442
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

NHS South of England Procurement Services (SoEPS), acting on behalf of Health Education England (HEE — the Commissioner) are commencing a tender for the provision of a Perinatal Mental Health Psychology Workforce Development exercise.

Health Education England commissioned the development of a comprehensive framework across ten domains of expertise, which sought to explicitly outline all the skills, knowledge and abilities important for healthcare workers to have. Central to the framework was developing skills in the ‘perinatal frame of mind’; a concept whereby everyone coming into contact with a woman of childbearing potential can be mindful that they may have to offer some type of intervention, dependent on their existing knowledge and expertise. This means that the framework is for use by everyone, not just those in specialist services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC
NUTS code: UKD
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS South of England Procurement Services (SoEPS), acting on behalf of Health Education England (HEE — the Commissioner) are commencing a tender for the provision of a Perinatal Mental Health Psychology Workforce Development exercise.

Health Education England commissioned the development of a comprehensive framework across ten domains of expertise, which sought to explicitly outline all the skills, knowledge and abilities important for healthcare workers to have. Central to the framework was developing skills in the ‘perinatal frame of mind’; a concept whereby everyone coming into contact with a woman of childbearing potential can be mindful that they may have to offer some type of intervention, dependent on their existing knowledge and expertise. This means that the framework is for use by everyone, not just those in specialist services.

HEE is currently working closely with NHS England on the development of the workforce in specialist perinatal mental healthcare, to ensure that multidisciplinary teams are skilled and competent to meet the needs of people who are cared for in both the newly developed Mother and Baby units and specialist perinatal community mental health teams, and in those units increasing their workforce because of expanded capacity.

Whilst there already exist several different training opportunities up and down the country in the field of perinatal mental health (PNMH), including some online e-Learning for Health content accessible by all, there is evidence that this training is not being accessed as comprehensively as possible. It is therefore a reasonable assumption that geographically fixed academic learning content in the field of perinatal mental health (for instance, learning opportunities that need to be accessed in a taught face to face manner) must be even more difficult to make accessible to all.

The maximum value of this contract is 300 000 GBP. This figure is inclusive of any applicable VAT.

Please access the ITT procurement documents for further information.

Bidders are invited to access the procurement documentation at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/soepscommissioning.

The deadline for submission of completed ITT submissions is 8.10.2018 at 12:00 pm (midday). Late submissions will not be accepted. The e-portal system will shutdown at 12:00 pm and any un-submitted bids not registered to the system at this time will not be accepted. Therefore, please submit in good time prior to the deadline date and time.

Project title: Perinatal Mental Health Psychology Workforce Development – Health Education England, please access the ITT for all documents. Should Bidders have any queries, or are having problems using the portal, they should contact the In-tend dedicated Supplier Helpdesk by calling 0845 557 8079 Monday to Friday (9:00 am to 5:00 pm) or email support@in-tend.co.uk

All communications should be made via the messaging function on the In-tend E-Tendering portal. During the tender exercise the Contracting Authority requests that all communications are channelled through the e-portal system via the appointed procurement specialist on behalf of NHS South of England Procurement Services and not with the Contracting Authority itself. No Bidder, Bidder Member, or any of such Bidder's advisors, consultants or subcontractors may have ex parte communications with the Contracting Authority or any of their employees, advisors, contractors or consultants regarding the ITT, the Procurement, other than as expressly permitted in this ITT.

II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
Start: 08/01/2019
End: 31/03/2019
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Form of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

Please see ITT documentation.

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 163-373251
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
Date: 08/10/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
NHS South fo England Procurement Servcies
Hedge End
United Kingdom

Internet address: http://soeprocurement.nhs.uk/

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Please see ITT documentation.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
07/09/2018