Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Detoxification Service Merseyside

Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Detoxification Service Merseyside

It is important that the Provider enables adults to not only stop harmful abuse but also to maintain the gains made through treatment and prevent relapse.

United Kingdom-St Helens: Health and social work services

2015/S 182-330390

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

St Helens Council
For the attention of: Mr Peter Smith
WA10 1HF St Helens
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1744676784
E-mail: petersmith@sthelens.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.sthelens.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: https://www.the-chest.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.the-chest.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: St Helens Council
For the attention of: Mr Peter Smith
WA10 1HF St Helens
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1744676784
E-mail: petersmith@sthelens.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: St Helens Council
For the attention of: Mr Peter Smith
WA10 1HF St Helens
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1744676784
E-mail: petersmith@sthelens.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: St Helens Council
For the attention of: Mr Peter Smith
WA10 1HF St Helens
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1744676784
E-mail: petersmith@sthelens.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

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: yes

Knowsley Council
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

St Helens and Knowsley Council Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Detoxification 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

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)

St Helens Council and Knowsley Council have a requirement for a robust, high-quality and specialised ‘Inpatient Detoxification Service for Drugs and Alcohol’ to assist and support full recovery for those adults suffering from addiction. It is important that the Provider enables adults to not only stop harmful abuse but also to maintain the gains made through treatment and prevent relapse. The service specification requirements are to provide a safe period of medically managed and monitored (by exception) withdrawal and detoxification (known as Tier 4 structured inpatient treatment). All medically managed detoxifications will be conducted under the 24 hour a day presence and care of a suitably qualified clinician. The Provider will have to work in partnership with various agencies to provide a holistic, integrated offer for patients, their carers and families. This will require coordination and collaboration across health, education and social care systems. It is essential that the assisted withdrawal from drugs and alcohol detoxification is not offered as a standalone treatment but rather as an often essential initial intervention within a broader, longer term care plan including psychosocial and/or pharmacological therapies to prevent relapse. The inpatient detoxification service will be an essential element of a broader menu of treatment options available to adults within St Helens and Knowsley. This service will be jointly commissioned with Knowsley MBC with St Helens Council leading on procurement. The successful provider will have separate contractual arrangements with each authority i.e. St Helens will be delivered according to St Helens Council contract requirements and Knowsley will be delivered according to Knowsley Council contract requirements. The Terms and Conditions/Service Contract for each Council are available on The Chest. In submitting a Tender the Provider is confirming they can meet all the requirements within both service specifications (drugs and alcohol) for St Helens and Knowsley. The new service will start on 1.4.2016. Location of Service Delivery and Bed Day Management:
— The service will be delivered from a suitable in-patient unit(s) able to provide safe treatment in an appropriate therapeutic environment. To facilitate fair and reasonable access the service must be located within a 20 mile radius of the St Helens border or a 20 mile radius of the Knowsley border as defined by the AA Route Planner.
— Bed Days relating to St Helens will only be available to residents of St Helens and who have been assessed as requiring this service by the St Helens specialist community core treatment provider.
— Bed Days relating to Knowsley will only be available to residents of Knowsley and who have been assessed as requiring this service by the St Helens specialist community core treatment provider.
Interested Providers must meet the following criteria:
A sound economic/financial standing up to 3 contracts (performed during the last 3 years), in any combination from either the public or private sector, that are relevant to the Council’s requirement for a drugs and alcohol inpatient detoxification service. Care Quality Commission (CQC) registration to provide detoxification services. CQC registration as appropriate for any relevant subcontractors/consortia members. A current Controlled Drugs Licence with an associated Accountable Officer. A robust Business Continuity Policy specific to a detoxification service for drugs and alcohol. An organisation whose core business aligns with the objectives of this contract. Electronic capability to securely and efficiently undertake a number of associated business and patient activities. Effective policies, procedures and working practices to help ensure secure and efficient management of data and information. Effective safeguarding policies, procedures and working practices to manage violent behaviour of patients. Other criteria as detailed within the tender documentation and or as implied by legislation and custom.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

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:

St Helens Council and Knowsley Council have a requirement for a robust, high quality and specialised ‘Inpatient Detoxification Service for Drugs and Alcohol’ to assist and support full recovery for those adults suffering from addiction. It is important that the Provider enables adults to not only stop harmful abuse but also to maintain the gains made through treatment and prevent relapse. The service specification requirements are to provide a safe period of medically managed and monitored (by exception) withdrawal and detoxification (known as Tier 4 structured inpatient treatment). All medically managed detoxifications will be conducted under the 24 hour a day presence and care of a suitably qualified clinician. The Provider will have to work in partnership with various agencies to provide a holistic, integrated offer for patients, their carers and families. This will require coordination and collaboration across health, education and social care systems. It is essential that the assisted withdrawal from drugs and alcohol detoxification is not offered as a standalone treatment but rather as an often essential initial intervention within a broader, longer term care plan including psychosocial and/or pharmacological therapies to prevent relapse. The in-patient detoxification service will be an essential element of a broader menu of treatment options available to adults within St Helens and Knowsley. This service will be jointly commissioned with Knowsley MBC with St Helens Council leading on procurement. The successful provider will have separate contractual arrangements with each authority i.e. St Helens will be delivered according to St Helens Council contract requirements and Knowsley will be delivered according to Knowsley Council contract requirements. The Terms and Conditions/Service Contract for each Council are available on ‘The Chest’. In submitting a Tender, the Provider is confirming they can meet all the requirements within both service specifications (drugs and alcohol) for St Helens and Knowsley. The new service will start on 1.4.2016.
Location of Service Delivery and Bed Day Management:
— The service will be delivered from a suitable in-patient unit(s) able to provide safe treatment in an appropriate therapeutic environment. To facilitate fair and reasonable access the service must be located within a 20 mile radius of the St Helens border or a 20 mile radius of the Knowsley border as defined by the AA Route Planner.
— Bed Days relating to St Helens will only be available to residents of St Helens and who have been assessed as requiring this service by the St Helens specialist community core treatment provider.
— Bed Days relating to Knowsley will only be available to residents of Knowsley and who have been assessed as requiring this service by the St Helens specialist community core treatment provider.
Interested Providers must meet the following criteria:
A sound economic/financial standing Up to three contracts (performed during the last 3 years), in any combination from either the public or private sector, that are relevant to the Council’s requirement for a drugs and alcohol in-patient detoxification service. Care Quality Commission (CQC) registration to provide detoxification services. CQC registration as appropriate for any relevant subcontractors/consortia members. A current Controlled Drugs Licence with an associated Accountable Officer. A robust Business Continuity Policy specific to a detoxification service for drugs and alcohol. An organisation whose core business aligns with the objectives of this contract. Electronic capability to securely and efficiently undertake a number of associated business and patient activities. Effective policies, procedures and working practices to help ensure secure and efficient management of data and information. Effective safeguarding policies, procedures and working practices to manage violent behaviour of patients. Other criteria as detailed within the tender documentation and or as implied by legislation and custom.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 500 000 and 2 500 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

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

Duration in months: 24 (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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes

Description of particular conditions: See tender documents available on The Chest: https://www.the-chest.org.uk

III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 4

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: See Pre Qualification Questionnaire Appendix B available on The Chest:https://www.the-chest.org.uk

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

0385
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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: 8.10.2015 – 14:00
Payable documents: no

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

8.10.2015 – 14:00
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11.11.2015 – 15:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Legal department of St Helens Council.

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14.9.2015

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