Tendering opportunities

IAPT and Wellbeing service

South Of England Procurement Centre

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.

Closing date: 11 November 2019


Contract summary


  • Health services - 85100000

Location of contract

South East

Value of contract

£1 - £29.7m

Published date

09 October 2019

Closing date

11 November 2019

Contract start date

01 June 2020

Contract end date

31 May 2025

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Commissioners within NHS Brighton and Hove CCG would like to commission an all age Primary Care Mental Health service comprising of IAPT, Adult Wellbeing and Children & Young People Wellbeing services.

The service is offered for tender under a standard NHS contract for a period of 3 years commencing on the 1st June 2020 with option to extend for a further year (3+2). The value stated represents the total value over 5 years (the contract primary period plus extension). Estimated maximum total value £29,680,000 GBP.

The deadline for submitting bid responses is 12:00 midday Monday 11th November 2019.

Improving access to primary mental health services is recognised as a key priority for the NHS - both nationally and locally.

There are four national targets for IAPT are:

• Access rate
• 6 week wait
• 18 week wait
• Recovery rate

The Children and Young People's Wellbeing Service will contribute to the national access target and outcomes and experience target for Children and Young People's mental health.

The Adults Wellbeing Service has a number of local targets based on population need that will contribute to the enhanced wellbeing of people who use the service.

Key Aims and Objectives

The CCG has the following ambitions for the service that it wishes to commission:

a) A community-based range of evidence based therapeutic and clinical interventions to support people and their families (where appropriate) with mild and moderate mental health conditions;
b) Services that meet nationally mandated targets as listed above and adheres to national guidance on effective IAPT services and outcomes;
c) Services that meet local outcomes and targets and adheres to best practice and evidence based treatment;
d) Services that can offer a range of interventions to people with a variety of more complex needs and risks (including those with long term conditions and neuro-developmental presentations) but do not meet the criteria for more specialist mental health services;
e) Services that work in partnership with other providers of mental health services in the system across the City; and
f) A range of complementary services to support people to self-manage, promote their resilience and improve their wellbeing.

The Commissioners look forward to receiving your bid response.

About the buyer

Contact name

Andrew Elliott


36 -38 Friars Walk



Other information


e-tendering portal


Instructions to access the e-tendering portal

Instructions to access the portal.docx

The Services to which this tender relates fall within Chapter 3, Section 7, Particular Procurement Regimes to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and Part H of the Annex V to the Public Contracts Directive (also known as "light touch regime"). Neither the publication of the above advertisements, the inclusion of a Bidder selection stage nor the use of the term "Selection Questionnaire" nor any other indication (including any statement in this ITT) shall be taken to mean that the Contracting Authority intends to hold itself bound by any of the Regulations, save those applicable to Chapter 3, Section 7, Particular Procurement Regimes and the Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition Regulations.

An electronic procurement process is being used
for this procurement.

Interested parties wishing to participate must register their details on the IN-tend eTender system website (https://in-tendhost.co.uk/soepscommissioning ) to gain access to further information and obtain the tender documents to be completed and returned for consideration. All correspondence will be dealt with solely through this website. Prospective Providers are required to follow the instructions below and to obtain further documentation using the electronic process. Suppliers Instructions of how to express interest and participate in this Tender:

1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): -
Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/soepscommissioning and click the link to register. Read and accept the terms and conditions and click 'Continue'. - Enter your correct business and user details. Note the username you chose and click 'Save' when complete. You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).

2. Express an Interest in the tender: - Login to the portal with the username/password. Click the 'Tenders' link and then select 'Current' (These are tenders open to any registered supplier). Click on the relevant tender to access the content. Click the 'Express Interest' button at the bottom of the page. - This will move the tender into your 'My Tenders' page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only). You can now access any attachments and use the 'Clarifications' function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification. Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the tender response. There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).You must then submit your reply using the 'Publish Response' button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.




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