Published date: 24 September 2020

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 8 October 2020

Contract summary


  • Health services - 85100000

Location of contract

CM16 6TN

Procurement reference


Published date

24 September 2020

Closing date

8 October 2020

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The Southend, Essex and Thurrock Children & Young People's Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is commissioned jointly across Essex by the 10 commissioning organisations (West Essex CCG, Mid Essex CCG, North East Essex CCG, Southend CCG, Castle Point & Rochford CCG, Thurrock CCG, Basildon & Brentwood CCG, Essex County Council, Thurrock Council and Southend Borough Council), led by West Essex as the contract host.

The contract is due to expire on 31st January 2022. In line with the commissioner's legal obligations against the Public Contract Regulations 2015, the CCG will be undertaking a procurement process to appoint a provider to deliver the new service.

To support the commissioners to complete a robust process which achieves the highest standard of services for our children and young people we would like to conduct 1:1 market engagement sessions which are open to any interested provider who believes that they have the capabilities to provide sufficient input into the discussions relating to the service. The purpose of these events is:

(i) To provide the market with early sight of the commissioner's draft specification and to discuss key areas to obtain insight from providers in testing the deliverability of the proposed service model.

(ii) Ensure that the market can ask questions of the commissioners enabling greater understanding of the challenges faced within Essex and of the needs of our children & young people

(iii) Enables a 'partnership' approach to be created with providers which sets the tone of how we want to work with our providers in future

Given the current situation with COVID, the 1:1 sessions will be hosted virtually via MS Teams. Each interested provider will be offered a timeslot on either 21st or 22nd October.

Interested providers are asked to register their interest using the Attain Bravo Solution Portal. Further information relating to the service can also be downloaded from within the portal to support robust discussions. Timeslots will be confirmed with all those who submit a registration form after the deadline has passed.

Please note: Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken by you prior to any subsequent procurement is a matter solely for your own commercial judgement. The commissioners reserve the right to withdraw from the process at any time or to not tender the service, or to tender the service on a different basis. In such circumstances, and in any event, the commissioners and/or their advisors shall not be liable for any costs or loss of expenses whatsoever incurred by any organisation, agent or subsidiary that may have contributed to any proposals submitted to this notice.

More information


About the buyer

Contact name

Sarah Beaumont


Building 4 Spencer Close, St Margaret's Hospital, The Plain
CM16 6TN


Closing date: 8 October 2020