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NHS Luton Clinical Commissioning Group and Luton Council are jointly commissioning an integrated health and wellbeing service that will work with our communities to proactively deliver a preventative approach that emphasises the whole person and ...

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
NHS Luton Clinical Commissioning Group
The Lodge, 4 George Street West
United Kingdom
Contact person: Samuel Naxton, Senior Manager, Attain
NUTS code: UKH21

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.1)Name and addresses
Luton Borough Council
Town Hall, George Street
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKH21

Internet address(es):

Main address:

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 the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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

Luton Wellbeing Service.

Reference number: ACE-0264-2016-Luton
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

NHS Luton Clinical Commissioning Group and Luton Council are jointly commissioning an integrated health and wellbeing service that will work with our communities to proactively deliver a preventative approach that emphasises the whole person and which works to achieve the optimum levels of physical, mental, social and emotional health. The Luton wellbeing service will have one lead (Prime) provider who may work with local partner organisations under a single branding, promoting ‘one-service’, regardless of whether different organisations are delivering components of the service.

The Luton Wellbeing service will be an integral part of Primary Care Home which is our Luton clinical model that enables the public to access wellbeing support in their locality.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 28 200 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH21
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The range of wellbeing services included within the scope of the procurement will be: - Primary Care Mental Health Assessment and Liaison Service - Talking Therapies - Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) - Live Well Luton healthy lifestyle services - Weight Management (all ages), Healthy Living, Exercise Referral on referral - Physical activity - Smoking Cessation Services and Tobacco control including prevention in schools - Social Prescription - Community Health checks While the service will cover a full life course for healthy lifestyles, and will support, physical, social emotional and mental health prevention, alongside resilience for families and children, working with existing services to achieve this, the majority of the scope will initially relate to adults 16+ with future scope to include greater focus on children's mental wellbeing. It is expected that the mobilisation of the service will be over a period of 2 years.

It is envisaged that there will be a 3 Phased Approach to Service Delivery as follows:

- Phase 1 will include all IAPT Services and Healthy Living Services, Social Prescriptions and Smoking Cessation services.

- Phase 2 will be the development of the Primary Care Mental Health Assessment and Liaison Service (subject to agreement by the Contracting Authority).

- Moving forward Phase 3 will relate to further agreed Children's Wellbeing services and Bidders should be aware that after the award of contract, dependent upon agreement with the Contracting Authority, there is a possibility that the successful Bidder may be offered a variation to the contract to include such services covering the Luton area, in accordance with Regulation 72 (1) (a) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

Furthermore, the service specification will be reviewed by the CCGs as the Sustainability and Transformation (STP) develops across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK). Bidders should be aware that after the award of contract, dependent upon agreement within the BLMK STP footprint, there is a possibility that the successful Bidder may be offered a variation to the contract, in accordance with Regulation 72 (1) (a) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for provision of Adult/Children's Wellbeing Services covering the BLMK STP footprint.

There is a requirement from commissioners that the prospective Lead provider will review how all ‘Well-Being’ services can be redesigned to contribute to the delivery of constitutional targets within the financial resources available.

The procurement process will follow a pseudo Restricted procedure on a voluntary basis. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 apply to the conduct of this procurement exercise. However, neither the use of the term Invitation to Tender nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Contracting Authority intend to hold themselves bound by any of the Regulations save those applicable to the Light Touch Regime Services.

This is a notice for social and specific services in accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council Article 74; specifically Health and social services.

To express an interest in tendering for this service and access the Procurement documents and all other information concerning the procurement, please go to the Bravo website at:

Click on ‘Register here’ and follow the on screen instructions.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for a further 24 months up to a maximum 84 month contract duration.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

There is an option to extend the contract for up to 24 months.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 090-177032
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 04/08/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 03/07/2017
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

Entering general supplier information. Attain utilises the Cabinet Office Supplier Information Database (sid4gov) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile.

Sid4gov has been developed by the Cabinet Office following agile development principles to provide a replacement for sid4health in the 1st phase, with subsequent developments planned to improve the scope of the questions, scope of user access and integration with other eEnabled applications. The future vision is to create a single supplier registration portal that will provide 1 place for suppliers to register and provide information for procurement in support of management information requirements and responses to tenders across the public sector. This portal will also provide public sector buyers with a single place to access supplier related information in support of market engagement and procurement processes. Candidates are requested to provide their profile in sid4gov.

In order to access sid4gov for the 1st time, you will need to register, providing your individual and organisation details including the relevant DUNs number. The use of a DUNs number is mandated for registration and will support identification of suppliers across all eEnablement applications. This will help government to improve data quality throughout procurement and is a key enabler of the policy for transparency. It will also assist in the future development as we integrate across other applications in support of a single registration process. There is no cost to suppliers in registering for sid4gov or getting a DUNs number.

Candidates should ensure all the mandatory fields of their sid4gov profile are completed. Failure to comply with the completion of all mandatory fields could result in the elimination from the procurement process. Please note D&B data will be supplied automatically by D&B. Candidates must publish at least 1 validated profile to make their profile available for buyers to view generally.

Please register on sid4gov at:

For further guidance please visit the following link:

For further assistance about sid4gov please contact the support team at:

The Services to which this Procurement relates fall within Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the ‘Regulations’). As such, the procurement of the Services is being run as a bespoke, 2 stage application process akin to the restricted procedure, involving a number of stages which are outlined within the suite of procurement documents. The Contracting Authority does not intend to hold itself bound by any of the Regulations, save those applicable to Schedule 3 Services.

Attain is conducting this procurement exercise as agent for and on behalf of the Contracting Authorities. Under no circumstances should Bidders approach the Contracting Authorities.

The Contracting Authorities and Attain are not and shall not be liable for any costs by those expressing an interest or concern for this contract opportunity. The Contracting Authorities reserve the right at all times acting in their absolute discretion, not to award a contract, to make changes to the structure, format, procedures, CPV codes and timing of the procurement process and to cancel or vary the process in its entirety or any part of it. The most economically advantageous or any tender will not be automatically accepted.

It is anticipated that the contract award decision will be made after 30.11.2017 (though these timings may be subject to change).

A 5 Year contract for Phase 1 equates to 16 500 000 GBP, (23 100 000 GBP for 7 year contract if option to extend for further 24 months is utilised).

The Total Value of the Contract including Phase 2 equates to 28 200 000 GBP for a 7 year Contract.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
NHS Luton Clinical Commissioning Group
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: