Procurement for Camden’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) underway

Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) believe that people experiencing common mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, have the right to access high quality psychological therapies to support their recovery. 

Through a restricted tender process, Camden CCG is seeking a suitably qualified provider to take forward its vision for services which fall under NHS England’s nationally mandated programme Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), under a lead provider contract model. 

The service will take a holistic approach to supporting people with anxiety and depression, including those with comorbidities. The successful provider will work innovatively and flexibly to provide NICE-approved interventions and create pathways into other services. 

The main objective of this procurement is to award a new lead provider contract that offers a choice of psychological interventions to people in Camden experiencing common mental health problems. 

The provider will be a suitably qualified and experienced bidder drawn from the public, private or voluntary sector and will develop and deliver a high-performing service that achieves excellent outcomes for patients. 

The contract value is expected to be between £2,300,000 and £2,670,000 per year, with the contract commencing in April 2017. It is anticipated that the initial contract term will be for a period of three years, with the option to extend the contract for a further two years (at the CCG’s discretion). 

More information and to register interest by completing the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire can be found online at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/3d9de5e7-7d84-43f3-a043-7a9565997315