Counselling and Therapy Framework

Counselling and Therapy Framework

To provide a framework of recovery focussed counselling and therapy services to Aberdeenshire Service Users eligible to receive substance misuse services.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Aberdeenshire Council

Woodhill House, Westburn Road,

Aberdeen

AB16 5GB

UK

Director of Corporate Services

+44 1224665652

+44 1224665656
http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk
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1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


Aberdeenshire Council

Woodhill House, Westburn Road,

Aberdeen

AB16 5GB

UK

Director of Corporate Services

+44 1224665652

+44 1224665656
http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Counselling and Therapy Framework

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Aberdeenshire Council’s Community Substance Misuse Service (CSMS) is committed to making a difference and offering hope for the future. We are commissioning these services for the following reason: to provide a framework of recovery focussed counselling and therapy services to Aberdeenshire Service Users eligible to receive substance misuse services.

Currently, the Aberdeenshire Council purchases ad-hoc counselling and therapy services from a number of individuals and one contracted Service Provider in Oldmeldrum. The provision is offered in Inverurie and the central Aberdeenshire area. There is also some limited provision in the north of Aberdeenshire

The framework will include Service Providers who can offer one or more of the following services: Person-Centred Counselling, other styles of Counselling, Equine Therapy, 1:1 support, Art Therapy, a range of Alternative Therapies, Relationship Counselling, Bereavement Counselling, Sexual Abuse Counselling, Historical Childhood Abuse Counselling, Domestic Abuse Counselling, Trauma & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Counselling, and Substance Misuse Counselling. The aim is for Service Users and their significant others to be supported in their recovery journeys; be less dependent; and increase the individuals’ recovery capacity and improve resilience. We are looking to establish equity and fairness of access to provision across Aberdeenshire. The age range within the services is 16-65+years old. All the services will be delivered within Aberdeenshire and be responsive to the area’s increasingly diverse demographic. The services under the framework will reduce the dependency on statutory services and support those who have used statutory services. The framework will align to the ADP’s Service Delivery Plan and National Quality Outcomes for Substance Misuse

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2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

321000 Adults and Older Peoples Services

130 Aberdeen & North-East

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

A framework of counselling and therapy services provided across Aberdeenshire. Open to different styles and types of counselling and therapy.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Counsellors and therapists must provide relevant accreditation as part of the overall PCS-T tender process

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

project_5136

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation 07-12-2015

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
14-12-2015  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 04-03-2016

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:420600)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

16-11-2015

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