Published date: 13 February 2020

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 16 March 2020

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services - 85000000

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract

£240,000 to £480,000

Procurement reference


Published date

13 February 2020

Closing date

16 March 2020

Contract start date

1 July 2020

Contract end date

30 June 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

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East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group is seeking to commission Child Autism and ADHD Support Services for Family, Carers and Adults with Autism and/or ADHD Service. All Local Authorities within East Berkshire are key partners in these services. To ensure a collaborative delivery approach Bracknell Forest Council have as part of this tender contributed funds for workshops for adults with Autism within their locality.

The service outcomes are expected to be:
• Communication with children, young people and adults with autism and or ADHD and their families is improved
• Parents and families can easily access information and advice about sensory sensitivities, autism and ADHD and are signposted on to other support services if needed
• People report that it is easier for them to know how to access appropriate services and support
• All who access support, advice and consultation from the service have an increased level of knowledge and awareness of autism and ADHD in relation to their family situation.

And for the Bracknell Forest aspects:
• Parents and Carers feel informed, confident and supported about the transition process for their young adult moving from Children's Services into Adult Social Care and the CTPLD team
• People with Autism learn new skills, increasing their independence
• People with Autism are able to use strategies to cope with anxiety and sensory overload
• People with Autism develop their social skills by accessing activities in the community

The commissioner has a combined budget of £120,000 per annum. The contract will be for an initial period of 2 years. At the end of the initial contract term the Commissioner will have an extension option for any number of periods up to a maximum of a further 2 years which will be awarded at their discretion.

This procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioners.

More information


Additional text

Interested providers will be able to view this notice via the 'current tenders' list on the e-procurement system In-Tend, available on the following link:

In order to submit a bid, you will need to be registered on the e-procurement system and 'express an interest', and then complete a response as specified within the procurement documents.

On registration, please include at least two contacts to allow for access to the system in times of absence.

The services are healthcare services falling within Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 ("the Regulations") which are not subject to the full regime of the Regulations, but is instead governed by the "Light Touch Regime" contained within Chapter 3, Section 7 of the Regulations (Regulations 74 to 77).

The tendering process will be conducted in accordance with the requirements and flexibilities provided by Articles 74 to 76 of the Directive, and Regulations 74 to 76 of the Regulations. The Authority will run a transparent tender process, treating all Bidders equally. For the avoidance of doubt, the Authority will not be bound by the Regulations or the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union or any other regulations or legislation except for the specific parts or circumstances that apply to the procurement of these Services.

Neither the inclusion of a Bidder selection stage, nor the use of any language or terms found in the Directive or Regulations, nor the description of the procedure voluntarily adopted by the Authority ("Open", "Restricted", "Competitive Procedure with Negotiation", "Competitive Dialogue" or any other description), nor any other indication, shall be taken to mean that the Authority intends to hold itself bound by the Directive or Regulations, save by the provisions applicable to services coming within the scope of Annex XIV of the Directive / Schedule 3 of the Regulations.

The Contracting Authority intends to voluntarily observe the award decision notices provisions and 10 day standstill period described in Regulation 86 of the Regulations. Unsuccessful Bidders will receive scores and reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages of the winning bid and the reasons why the Bidder/application was unsuccessful. Deadline for lodging of appeals should be in accordance with Regulation 87 and Regulation 91 of the Regulations.

About the buyer

Contact name

Angela Mortley


King Edward VII Hospital, St Leonards Road


01935 381968