LPFT – Crisis Housing
• Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Publication reference: 2021/S 000-001777 
Publication date: 28 January 2021
F02: Contract notice
Section one: Contracting authoritySection I: Contracting authority
one.1) Name and addressesI.1) Name and addresses
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Carholme Court Doddington Ward, Long Leys Rd
Kelly Wilson

United Kingdom

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NUTS code
UKF3 – Lincolnshire
Internet address(es)
Main address
Buyer’s address
one.3) CommunicationI.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at
Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via
one.4) Type of the contracting authorityI.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
one.5) Main activityI.5) Main activity

Section two: ObjectSection II: Object
two.1) Scope of the procurementII.1) Scope of the procurement
two.1.1) TitleII.1.1) Title
LPFT – Crisis Housing
Reference number
two.1.2) Main CPV codeII.1.2) Main CPV code
• 85323000 – Community health services
two.1.3) Type of contractII.1.3) Type of contract
two.1.4) Short descriptionII.1.4) Short description
The Service will provide short term accommodation and low level emotional and practical support for adults in a time of mental health crisis, supporting a range of newly emerging or more severe, long term and/or complex mental health conditions. The service will provide a safe and effective alternative to hospital admission for appropriate people to help reduce the number of hospital admissions. The service will be required to deliver within the localities of Boston and Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.
The anticipated start date for this service is 1 July 2021, however, the agreed start date will be determined in collaboration with the successful Tenderer during the mobilisation period in line with the proposed mobilisation plan and transition of the current service.
The contract will be procured for three years with the option to extend for up to two years. A maximum contract length will therefore be five years. The contract end date and estimated value are representative of the total potential opportunity for the provision of Crisis Housing.
Though not included within the issued specification, the Contracting Authority may during the term require the service to deliver additional resource in response to Winter Pressures as well as the delivery of a Safe Haven service from one or both Crisis Houses. Should these additional services be required, this will be added to the Terms and Conditions of the contract through mutual agreement with the winning Tenderer during the term of the contract.
two.1.6) Information about lotsII.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No
two.2) DescriptionII.2) Description
two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
• 85000000 – Health and social work services
• 85100000 – Health services
two.2.3) Place of performanceII.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
UKF30 – Lincolnshire
two.2.4) Description of the procurementII.2.4) Description of the procurement
In the context of the specification, a mental health crisis is when someone is experiencing a period of acute psychological distress, associated with a mental health problem (which may or may not have been given a formal diagnosis). The crisis may be a sudden deterioration of an existing mental health problem or they may be experiencing mental health problems for the first time. They need immediate treatment and/or care and/or support in order to prevent further deterioration in their mental or physical wellbeing and to help prevent hospital admission.
The Service shall:
• Promote emotional resilience and build confidence
• Promote coping strategies and distraction techniques
• Encourage the participation of service users in identifying their own needs and any support planning
• Ensure that service users are treated with compassion, respect and dignity, without stigma, discrimination or judgement
• Work in partnership with service users
• Work in partnership with other agencies and services through integrated and collaborative approaches
• Ensure that services are provided in an appropriate setting, which creates a safe physical environment, and supports the needs of the service user
• Ensure that all information is clear and jargon free
• Ensure the service is delivered in line with agreed timescales
• Ensure that care is provided by an appropriately skilled and qualified workforce, with protocols in place that ensures regular supervision and appraisal, regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and a clear workforce plan that reflects the current and changing needs of the population of Lincolnshire
• Ensure that the service has clear access and exit points, and offers a step-down model for those who have been an in-patient to facilitate their return to independence or community based support
• Provide an alternate to avoid unnecessary hospital admission, where possible and to facilitate safe and speedy discharge should in-patient care be necessary
• Provide signposting information to service users to help them understand what services are available to them
• Ensure that processes are in place to enable feedback about service delivery and respond to any comments made, including a complaints procedure that is appropriate and accessible for service users
• Maintain an accurate data set and provide timely reporting of relevant performance and management information
• Ensure clear and robust information sharing protocols are in place that work across services/ organisational boundaries to support any individual care planning for vulnerable service users
• Identify ways that will reduce the number of times service users need to relay their story
• Ensure that people are protected from abuse and that their human rights are upheld.
• Be responsive to the collection of appropriate data to evidence performance and to support future commissioning
• Ensure that appropriate IT systems are in place to aid in the collection and reporting of the data required.
• Actively support service users 24/7 with their risk management and care plans to maintain their stay within the Crisis house environment.
two.2.5) Award criteriaII.2.5) Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
two.2.6) Estimated valueII.2.6) Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: £2,500,000
two.2.7) Duration of the contract, frame agreement or dynamic purchasing systemII.2.7) Duration of the contract, frame agreement or dynamic purchasing system
1 July 2021
30 June 2026
This contract is subject to renewal
two.2.10) Information about variantsII.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: No
two.2.11) Information about optionsII.2.11) Information about options
Options: No
two.2.13) Information about European Union FundsII.2.13) Information about European Union Funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section four. ProcedureSection IV. Procedure
four.1) DescriptionIV.1) Description
four.1.1) Type of procedureIV.1.1) Type of procedure
Open procedure
four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes
four.2) Administrative informationIV.2) Administrative information
four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of projects or requests to participateIV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of projects or requests to participate
1 March 2021
Local time
four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submittedIV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted
four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tendersIV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
1 March 2021
Local time

Section six. Complementary informationSection VI. Complementary information
six.1) Information about recurrenceVI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: No
six.4) Procedures for reviewVI.4) Procedures for review
six.4.1) Review bodyVI.4.1) Review body
NHS England and NHS Improvement
United Kingdom

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