Public Sector Network Tender Alert



This is a call for competition. The 3 Leicestershire NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG's) will be re-commissioning their Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service. The Commissioners are planning to procure a lead provider to deliver a Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) wide IAPT service from April 2021. The Commissioners wish to receive responses to the Invitation to Tender (ITT) from suitably qualified and experienced Providers with the necessary capacity and capability (or a demonstrable ability to provide the necessary capacity and capability) to provide the range of services required. The aim of the service is to offer recommended treatments for depression and anxiety. The IAPT service contributes to the national mental health strategy which aims to: • Improve the mental health and wellbeing of the population and keep people well. • Improve outcomes for people with mental health problems through high-quality services that are equally accessible to all - the service will cover the people aged 16 and over who are registered with a Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland GP Practice. The objectives and expected outcomes are: • experience of delivering evidence based psychological therapies provision. • supporting integration of IAPT provision within mental health services at a neighbourhood and place-based level. • build in the experience and expertise of Third sector organisations to support delivery. • deliver an accessible service to the diverse communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The Contract shall be for a term of five (5) years from the Service start date with the possibility of extending the term by up to 24 months beyond the initial contracted term at the Commissioners' request. The anticipated contract start date is 1st of April 2021. The funding for the service will be a 97.5% block funding with 2.5% linked to outcomes in Year 1 increasing to 95% block and 5% linked to outcomes in Year 2 and onwards. This contract has a total value of c£59.74m including extensions (please note that the Commissioners reserve the right to reject bids that exceed the budgetary threshold). The service will be commissioned via an open type procurement process advertised to all providers which is proportionate to the value and complexity of the service and contract. The invitation to tender (ITT) will be available from 17th August 2020 on M&L CSU Bravo portal (see below) and it will have a deadline for submissions 23rd September 2020. Clarifications may be asked during the procurement process up to a week before the ITT deadline on 16th September 2020. We recommend current providers of similar services, providers who may be interested in providing this service, or other stakeholders who may have an interest in providing this service or parts of the service to register on the MLCSU eProcurement portal Bravo(Jaggaer) to register their interest and get access to the ITT and all the documentation.


Paulo Cabral
Anglesey House,Towers Business Park
0121 611 0106

Contract value: 59740000

Published: 17 Aug 2020, Receipt by: 23 Sep 2020