Delivery of Oxfordshire Residential Detoxification Service

Delivery of Oxfordshire Residential Detoxification Service

The aim of the Service is to assist Service Users in achieving abstinence from drug and/or alcohol dependence by providing assisted withdrawal and structured intensive psychosocial interventions.

United Kingdom-Oxford: Community health services

2018/S 018-037120

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Oxfordshire County Council
County Hall, New Road
United Kingdom
Contact person: Simon Walkden
Telephone: +44 7748921109
NUTS code: UKJ14
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile: http://

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Oxfordshire Residential Detoxification Service

Reference number: CPU1899

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of a residential detoxification service within Oxfordshire. The aim of the Service is to assist Service Users in achieving abstinence from drug and/or alcohol dependence by providing assisted withdrawal and structured intensive psychosocial interventions.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ14
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Service Overview:

The aim of the Service is to assist Service Users to achieve abstinence from drug and/or alcohol dependence by providing assisted withdrawal and structured intensive psychosocial interventions in a residential setting in Oxfordshire.

The Service shall be a medically-monitored treatment service without 24-hour nursing cover[1].

The Service shall be a Tier 4 residential detoxification service providing a treatment programme that combines an extended medically assisted withdrawal/detoxification, to be undertaken alongside evidenced based psychosocial individual and group interventions.

The programme duration will be up to a maximum of 14 weeks to enable Service Users to achieve abstinence and complete treatment, and then ensure safe transition to ongoing support and/or further treatment in the community. The duration of assisted withdrawal will be tailored to individual need.

Additionally, there will be flexibility for shorter stay assisted withdrawal of 4 to 8 weeks, for those who are assessed as suitable.

The Service Provider shall ensure that illicit drugs and/or alcohol are not used by Service Users on or off the premises, and will have a robust written policy and procedures for preventing and managing such situations including random drug testing and breathalysing. The Service Provider shall also have a Naloxone policy and ensure that Naloxone is available for use if required.

The Service shall:

— provide medically assisted withdrawal from illicit and licit drug and/or alcohol dependence in a residential setting,

— enable drug and/or alcohol users to address their psychological dependence in a residential setting,

— enable individuals to become free from drug and/or alcohol dependence,

— offer a flexible length of stay (up to a maximum of 14 weeks) according to individual need,

— provide a flexible modular programme of psychosocial interventions,

— provide one to one intensive support to meet individual need,

— provide effective departure planning and management of transition back into the community in relation to on-going psychosocial treatment, housing, education, training and employment,

— ensure robust joint working with the adult integrated drug and alcohol treatment service to ensure Services Users are fully supported prior to and through the referral process, entry to the Service, through their treatment and on returning to the community or moving on to further treatment,

— work with community providers to ensure Service Users have a package of ongoing recovery support in place prior to exit from the Service,

— ensure Staff are appropriately qualified to deliver the service and fully supported,

— ensure that Service Users can build upon their recovery capital,

— contribute to improvements in health including psychological, social and physical functioning within the context of a care plan,

— reduce the transmission and spread of blood borne viruses associated with drug and alcohol use,

— reduce substance misuse related crime, anti-social behaviour and re-offending,

— increase the ability to access and sustain suitable accommodation,

— ensure access to mutual aid.

Service Delivery:

Days/hours of operation:

Core Staff shall provide cover on the Service’s premises between 8:00 am — 10:00 pm seven days a week. Sleeping staff cover shall be provided outside these hours to ensure that the Service has 24/7 Staff cover.

Occasional waking cover may be required dependent on clinical advice.


The Service Provider shall be responsible for providing suitable premises in Oxfordshire with appropriate planning consent, which premises must meet the Council’s requirements, as a minimum, as set out below. All costs associated with the premises shall be met by the Service Provider including, but not limited to, rental, buildings management and maintenance and utilities.


Annual cost to the Council not to exceed GBP 485 000 per annum (3 years plus option to extend for 24 months).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

There is an option to extend for up to 24 months in aggregate.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

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:

See Procurement documents.

CQC registration is required.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

See procurement documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 02/03/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 02/03/2018
Local time: 12:00


Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Authorised officers.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The subject matter of this procurement process relates to the delivery of services which are listed to in Schedule 3 to the regulations. As such the full regime set out in the regulations will not apply to the award of the framework contracts. Consequently, the procurement process adopted by the Commissioners has been developed in accordance with Regulation 76 of the regulations and in particular in accordance with the fundamental public procurement principles of transparency and equal treatment. For the avoidance of doubt this means that the Commissioners have not adopted the open procedure (as such term is defined in the regulations) for the undertaking of this procurement process. The fact that in this Contract Notice (at Section IV.1) the field/box relating to type of procedure may default to the term “Open” does not mean that this procedure is being followed by the Commissioners.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Oxfordshire County Council
County Hall New Road
United KingdomInternet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Oxfordshire County Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 nº 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) within 30 days of knowledge or constructive knowledge of breach.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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