Drug and Alcohol Integrated Recovery Service for Walsall Council

Drug and Alcohol Integrated Recovery Service for Walsall Council

The challenge to the provider agency will be to maintain the advances made over the last 10 years and add to the momentum with innovative use of peer led and local third sector support services integrated into mainstream delivery.

United Kingdom-Walsall: Health and social work services

2014/S 232-409372

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Walsall Council
Civic Centre, Darwall Street
WS1 1TP Walsall
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.walsall.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/walsallcouncil

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

PH0081 — Drug and Alcohol Integrated Recovery Service.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKG35

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Council wishes to purchase a Drug and Alcohol Integrated Recovery Service that meets the following requirements:
— We intend to align the entire supporting infrastructure to drug and alcohol services in a way that the commissioning and delivery of the services reflects this vision of an enhanced integrated model with a balance between prevention and early intervention support to universal services and recovery for those who require a specialist service intervention. Service providers will need to embrace this agenda and configure their delivery to achieve the desired outcome of early intervention, prevention, abstinence and recovery.
— To achieve our vision and ambition public health commissioners believe it is critically important to contract with a provider agency (or a collaboration of agencies with a single lead agency) who share our vision, demonstrating innovative methods to deliver our ambition and deliver positive outcomes for the residents of Walsall. The challenge of intervening to prevent the damage created by drug and alcohol misuse is a dynamic phenomenon. We are seeking an equally dynamic provider agency to engage in a partnership with the commissioners to deliver the local services.
— Drug and alcohol treatment on its own rarely delivers the intended outcomes to reverse the damage caused by drug and alcohol misuse. The need to link treatment provision with housing services, employment and training opportunities is critically important. The challenge to the provider agency will be to maintain the advances made over the last 10 years and add to the momentum with innovative use of peer led and local third sector support services integrated into mainstream delivery. Developments such as the New Work Programme, Job Centre Plus, Supported Housing and recovery programmes will provide real opportunities for service users to take responsibility for their lifestyles, supporting people to live drug and alcohol dependent free productive lives. It will be the role of the treatment providers to build appropriate links to these support services to assist each individual’s recovery.
— There is a recognition that the investment in drug treatment system has resulted in an easy access and expansion of the range of services available to service users. There is support through the complete treatment journey which for increasing numbers has resulted in successful exits from structured treatment. The integrated treatment system outlined in this specification intends to maintain the progress made in relation to opiate and cocaine users in treatment and extending the range of interventions to alcohol service users and emerging new substances e.g. novel psychoactive substance.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85100000, 85300000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 17 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 57 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Details of the deposits and bonds required by the Council will be set out in the contract documents.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details of the main terms and conditions of financing and payment will be set out in the contract documents.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Jointly and severally liable.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: All bidders will be asked to confirm in a Questionnaire that none of the conditions set out in Article 45 of Directive 2004/18/EC apply to their organisation or expression of interest.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Bidders will be required to complete a Questionnaire consistent with the provisions of Directive 2004/18/EC.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Bidders will be required to complete a Questionnaire consistent with the provisions of Directive 2004/18/EC.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Questionnaire.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

PH0081

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 9.1.2015 – 17:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

14.1.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15.1.2015

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

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

VI.3)Additional information

Interest in this contract process should be expressed via the Council?s Tendering Portal — https://in-tendhost.co.uk/walsallcouncil

The Council reserves the right to cancel the procurement and not to proceed with the contract.
The Council also reserves the right not to award a contract or to award a contract for parts or part of the services only.
The Council will not, under any circumstances, reimburse any expense incurred by bidders in preparing their tender submissions.
The Council notes that the award of the contract may involve a transfer of employment undertakings pursuant to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006, and will clarify the position with the applicants during the tender process.
This is a voluntary contract notice for a Part B contract.
Under this procurement the contractor is required to actively participate in the economic and social regeneration of the locality of and surrounding the place of delivery for the procurement. Accordingly contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See VI.4.2.

Body responsible for mediation procedures

See VI.4.2.

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Council will incorporate a voluntary standstill period at the point when information on the proposed award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. 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. Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by any breach of the Council’s obligations may take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

28.11.2014

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