Published date: 11 September 2018

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: 15 October 2018

Contract summary


  • Health services - 85100000

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands

Value of contract

£1,943,110 to £3,548,000

Procurement reference


Published date

11 September 2018

Closing date

15 October 2018

Contract start date

1 April 2019

Contract end date

31 March 2022

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.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Mental Health Clinical Outcome Review Programme is 1 of 4 Clinical Outcome Review Programmes (previously known as confidential enquiries) which are designed to help assess the quality of healthcare, and stimulate improvement in safety and effectiveness by systematically enabling clinicians, managers and policy makers to learn from adverse events and other relevant data. The programmes aim to complement and contribute to the work of other agencies such as National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the Royal Colleges and academic research studies with the aim of supporting changes that can help improve the quality and safety of healthcare delivery. The successful bidder will build on the experience of the Mental Health Clinical Outcome Programme to provide surveillance of patient suicides and homicides, an annual topic specific report as well as analysis and reporting of NHS funded mental health services in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and potentially the States of Jersey and Guernsey, although this is yet to be confirmed.The contract is for an initial period of 3 years at a maximum total budget of 1 943 110 GBP excluding VAT and bids exceeding this limit may be rejected.
The contract is let initially to be delivered solely for England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. However, there is potential to extend the contract for a possible additional 2 years, subject to the availability of funding and an assessment by HQIP on the quality of the delivery of the programme. The Authority, in the future, may also offer the potential to vary the contract to additionally cover Jersey and Guernsey and / or other participants, and / or to include supporting NHS England's suicide reduction programme, however there is no commitment by the Authority at this stage to do so. The potential value of the contract, should all these options be offered and taken up, would be circa a total of 3 548 000 GBP excluding VAT over the maximum 5 years contract duration. NB. Bidders should submit their Schedule of Offer based on providing the programme for the initial 3 years for England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland only. Any subsequent contract award will be as per acceptance of HQIP Standard Terms and Conditions of Contract supplied with the ITT and may include a performance related pay element linked to the achievement of key contract deliverables which will be mutually agreed with the successful Bidder.

More information


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HQIP uses an e-procurement system. Please follow the link to view the specification and formally express your interest in this opportunity. Potential providers must complete and submit the Supplier Registration Form on the e-procurement system before they can access the Invitation to Tender (ITT). NB. This is a one stage process and the deadline given is for the submission of complete Tenders.

About the buyer


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