Social and other specific services – public contracts
Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive
Section I: Contracting Change
I.1) Name and addresses
I.1) Name and addresses
I.2) Joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5) Main activity
Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
NECS336 Psychological Well-being Therapies Service
Reference number: NECS336
II.1.2) Main CPV code
II.1.3) Type of contract
II.1.4) Short description
North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) are working for, and on behalf of, NHS Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees CCG and NHS South Tees CCG who wish to commission psychological well-being therapies services, within the locality of Teesside.
II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots:
II.2.3) Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:
The service is to be delivered within the CCG areas.
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) is managing the procurement process for NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG and NHS South Tees CCG, who wish to commission Psychological Therapies Services (IAPT) to transform the treatment of adult anxiety disorders and depression in England and to deliver an expanded ‘Integrated IAPT Service’, and an integrated long terms conditions (LTC)/persistent physical symptoms (PPT) service that will meet applicable national standards. The aim of the service is to deliver a comprehensive psychological well-being therapies service for patients within the CCG areas.
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds:
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1) Type of procedure
IV.1.10) Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
Information about national procedures is available at: (URL)
IV.1.11) Main features of the award procedure:
Public contracts for health, social, education, and certain other service contracts listed in Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) (PCR 2015) shall be awarded in accordance with Chapter 3 Section 7 Regulation 74 to 77 of PCR 2015.
IV.2) Administrative information
IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3) Additional information
The ‘Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006’ as amended by the ‘Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulation 2014’ (TUPE) may apply to this contract as elements of this new service are already part of an existing provision.
This procurement will be conducted via the NECS e-tendering system (In-Tend) as such there will be no hard copy documents issued to bidders and all communications between bidders and NECS, including tender submissions, will be conducted via the In-Tend portal.
To express an interest in tendering for this procurement, please register on the In-Tend e-tendering portal, which can be found at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nhsnecsu/aspx/Home and follow the registration instructions.
Please note that it is free to register on In-Tend, which can be accessed at any time of day.
Should you have any queries, or are having problems registering on the portal, you should contact the eTendering provider by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0844 2728810 (Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m).
The basic principles of the open procedure will be followed for this procurement to test the capacity, capability, and technical competence of bidders in accordance with The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102).
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Teesdale House, Thornaby
VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
The commissioner will act in accordance with Part 3 Chapter 5 Regulation 85 to 87 and Part 3 Chapter 6 Regulation 88 to 104 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) (PCR 2015). Part 3 of the PCR 2015 provides for appeals to be made to the High Court subject to the time limitations and other required procedural steps. The rules relating to appeal are complex and a dissatisfied tenderer is advised to take their own prompt legal advice.
VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice