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Notice Details

Title: Evidence Briefings (Mental Health and Wellbeing)
Published by: Life Changes Trust
Publication Date: 02/10/2017
Deadline Date: 06/11/2017
Deadline Time: 17:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold)
Has Documents: Yes
Abstract: The Trust wishes to commission Evidence Briefings on Mental Health and Wellbeing for Care Experienced Young People.
CPV: 73210000, 79315000.

Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold)

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Life Changes Trust

Edward House, 199 Sauchiehall Street


G2 3EX


Contact person: Celeste Berteau

Telephone: +44 1412129613



Internet address(es)

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Other: Charity

I.5) Main activity

Social protection

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Evidence Briefings (Mental Health and Wellbeing)

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

The Trust wishes to commission Evidence Briefings on Mental Health and Wellbeing for Care Experienced Young People.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


II.2.4) Description of the procurement

1. Work and Outputs

1.1 The Trust requires provision of Evidence Briefings on each of the themes below (see Annexe 1A for further information on each). Applicants may tender for the delivery of one or both of the below themes:

a) Explore effective approaches to promoting mental wellbeing and reducing the risk of developing mental health problems for care experienced young people.

b) Explore the range of mental health challenges for care experienced young people and effective therapeutic and support approaches.

1.2 One type of output is required for each of the above themes.

1.2.1 Briefings providing a critical overview of key evidence and knowledge gaps, including reference to:

- key life stages and transitions including infancy, childhood and young adulthood

- human rights and equality

- early action and prevention

It is anticipated that Evidence Briefings will be in the region of 40-60 pages of A4 (excluding references) though this would be discussed at the time of appointment.

1.3 Evidence Briefings must be written in clear, accessible language and be fully referenced (Harvard-style).

1.4 Applicants may tender for the delivery of one or both Evidence Briefings. We welcome collaborative tenders and to assist this we provide a schedule of organisations that we have directly invited to tender (this tender is also published on the Public Contracts Scotland website).

1.5 The Trust plans to publish the Evidence Briefings and authors will be fully acknowledged.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Technical Criteria (see supporting documents) / Weighting: 60

Cost criterion: Financial Criteria (see supporting documents) / Weighting: 40

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 17/11/2017

End: 15/02/2018

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Preparation of Evidence Briefings must be led by senior personnel with extensive relevant knowledge.

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1) Information about a particular profession

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 06/11/2017

Local time: 17:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 15/02/2018

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 06/11/2017

Local time: 17:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

1. Evidence Briefings and Review Papers Invitation to Tender Letter

2. Briefing on the Trust’s approach to investing in transformational and sustainable improvements in the quality of life and wellbeing of our beneficiaries.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

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VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Life Changes Trust

Edward House, 199 Sauchiehall Street


G2 3EX


Telephone: +44 1412129600

Internet address(es)


VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
17/10/2017 11:00ADDED FILE: Invitation to Tender Schedule

List of organisations invited to tender.
24/10/2017 12:01ADDED FILE: Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and answers to frequently asked questions
Main Contact:
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
321100Childrens ServicesSocial Community Care Supplies and Services 
151500Healthcare ConsultancyConsultancy
151511Healthcare Consultancy -Social PolicyConsultancy

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
130Aberdeen & North-East
100All Scotland
160Edinburgh & Lothians
150Glasgow & Strathclyde
120Highlands and Islands
180Outside Scotland
170Scotland South
140Tayside, Central & Fife

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The following additional documents have been attached to this notice. To obtain these documents please select the individual file names below.

Alternatively, you can download all current documents (Zip File)

Current Documents

02/10/2017 Transform for Good (B) - Briefing for Invitation to Tender Briefing on transformational and sustainable improvements in the QOL and WB of Trust beneficiaries1.61 MB35
02/10/2017 Mental Health Tender Invitation FINAL Invitation to Tender1.16 MB45
17/10/2017 CEYP Mental Health Tender Invitation Shedule FINAL List of organisations invited to tender.29.12 KB16
24/10/2017 Mental Health Tender PCS FAQ Questions and answers to frequently asked questions71.36 KB12

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