Published date: 19 December 2017

Last edited date: 19 December 2017

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 20 September 2017

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services - 85000000

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West

Procurement reference


Published date

19 December 2017

Closing date

20 September 2017


NHS England would like to invite providers to attend a Market Engagement Event which will inform the market of the intentions to procure Veterans Mental Health Intensive Service Nationally.

In 2017 NHS England Commissioned the veterans' mental health Transition Intervention and Liaison service (TIL) following publication of the engagement work in relation to veterans mental health services.
TIL services provide across England increased access and treatment for armed forces personnel approaching discharge and veterans with mental health difficulties.
There are three elements to TILs - a transition service for those leaving the armed forces, an intervention service for veterans who have more complex presentations and would benefit from being seen by a clinician with expert understanding of armed forces life and culture; and a liaison service for those who do not have complex presentations but would benefit from treatment and support.

Building on the VMH - TIL service the VMH Intensive Service (VMH - IS) will provide an enhanced service for veterans with complex mental health problems that are attributable to military service, which have not been resolved earlier in the care / support pathway and require an intensive and assertive multi-disciplinary package of clinical and social interventions where a military culturally sensitive approach would assist the rapport and therapeutic outcomes for the patient. The service will focus on those veterans who have complex mental health problems including PTSD.
The opportunity will be open to the entire market.

It is intended that a procurement process will commence in August with a view for the services to commence on the 1st April 2018.

The Market Engagement stage will be conducted in two phases and we have supplied the draft specification along with this advert for early access:

Phase 1 - Market Survey
(Closing date for this survey is 23.45 hrs 17/07/17)
This is a survey that we are inviting you to complete by following the link below, the survey is designed to elicit constructive, helpful feedback that can be considered by the Commissioner for inclusion, where possible in the process.

Phase 2 - Market Engagement Event
The Market Engagement Event will take place on the 31st July 2017 from 10:30 - 12:00 at:
Holiday Inn London - Regent's Park
Carburton Street,
Market Engagement Event will provide:
• an overview of the services to be provided
• details of the anticipated contract type, length and particular conditions
• an overview of the procurement process and the anticipated timeline

Places are limited therefore reservations are limited to no more than 2 persons per organisation.

To reserve your place please complete the registration form and email the completed form to before 24th July 2017, please ensure the following is completed:

• Name of delegate
• Job title of delegate
• Organisation details, including address
• Delegate email addresses

More information



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Please note this is purely a market assessment exercise to gather facts and generate interest. The subsequent procurement will be advertised separately and all organisations wanting to participate will need to respond to the procurement advertisement as and when published.
Following the event, the Authority will share the presentation and any appropriate feedback with those that have registered for the event. Please ensure that you indicate on your registration form if you wish for your details to be shared or not. When responding via email to register for this event please use the following in the subject field of your email : "VMHI Registration Form for Market Engagement Event".

The ITT, when published, will be advertised on the Contracts Finder website ( and will be run through the procurement portal
We recommend that you register with both of these websites in the meantime to save you time later in the process.

Please ensure that you arrive at the phase 2, Market Engagement Event venue 15 minutes before the scheduled start time to allow for security and registration

Please find attached the lot geography proposed that splits the national geography into four lots, this proposal may be subject to organisational change.

About the buyer

Contact name

David Singleton


Skipton House,SE1 6LH
80 London Rd