Recovery Orientated Substance Misuse Services Shropshire
Shropshire Council is seeking a new provider of specialist community drug and alcohol treatment service for adults and young people this will include all aspects of community provision to support recovery.
United Kingdom-Shrewsbury: Health and social work services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Nigel Denton
SY2 6ND Shrewsbury
Telephone: +44 1743252993
Fax: +44 1743253910
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Shropshire Council is purchasing on behalf of itself and any wholly owned local authority company or other entity that is deemed to be a contracting authority by virtue of the Council’s involvement
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate
SY2 6ND Shrewsbury
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKG22
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Shropshire Council, as part of its transformation programme, is moving away from direct service delivery to become a commissioning body. This has provided the opportunity to review the current system of drug and alcohol services provided by the Council in-house and the remaining elements by three external providers. Shropshire Council is seeking a new provider of specialist community drug and alcohol treatment service for adults and young people this will include all aspects of community provision to support recovery and will exclude the provision of residential rehabilitation, inpatient detoxification and community pharmacy services. The new service will need to be responsive to changing needs, including Novel Psychoactive Substances, prescribed and over the counter drugs and recovery focused in line with the ambitions of the National Drug Strategy (NDS) of 2010.
Recovery is defined in the NDS as involving freedom from dependence, wellbeing and citizenship and is aligned to Shropshire Councils priorities of:
a) Protecting — Strive to keep people from harm (in a way that does not compromise choice);
b) Growing — Help to manage our environment (in a way that helps Shropshire to thrive);
c) Helping — Helping people to help themselves (in a way that helps them to make the most of the choices available to them).
The new contract will be commissioned to meet the following outcomes:
— Freedom of dependence on drugs and / or alcohol;
— Prevention of drug related deaths and blood borne viruses;
— A reduction in crime and re-offending;
— Sustained employment and the ability to access and sustain suitable accommodation;
— Improvement in mental and physical health and wellbeing;
— Improved relationships with family members, partners and friends;
— The capacity to be an effective parent.
It is envisaged the new provider will increase sustainable recovery and help reduce future demand. This will require holistic approach that supports families in need, addresses other factors such as criminal justice, housing and employment issues.
With recovery as its focus the new system will need to deliver a range of clinical, psychosocial and recovery support interventions that have a proven effectiveness in the management and recovery of drug and alcohol issues. Interventions will be tailored to meet client needs and all provision must comply with up to date clinical guidelines, and meet standards as set out by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Effectiveness).
It is considered that the Employee ‘Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations ‘2006 (‘TUPE’) will apply to this contract. Also compliance with the provisions of The Best Value Authorities Staff Transfers (Pensions) Direction 2007, in relation to the Local Government Pension Scheme (as administered by Shropshire County Pension Fund) will also be required. Applicants are advised to seek their own legal advice about the practicality of these regulations.
As a public authority, in line with the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the Council has due regard to economic, social and environmental well-being in Shropshire. Accordingly the council is looking, in relation to the delivery of this contract, for proposals from contractors that could help provide social value benefits within Shropshire where practicable and to maximise the social and economic impact of the proposed contract.
This is a notice for Social and specific services in accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU Article74 being Public Health Services. Accordingly the Council will follow a process based on the principles of transparency. The Council will treat all economic operators equally and in a non-discriminatory way.
The contract will run for an initial period of three years with an option to extend for further 12 month periods up to a maximum of a further 2 years.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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
Description of particular conditions: See tender documentation.
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
See PQQ documentation.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010 or EU equivalent.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Please see PQQ documentation. It is the Council’s intention to select up to 8 bidders to be issued with the invitation to submit a tender, provided there are eight suitably qualified bidders at the pre-qualification stage.
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2021.
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GO Reference: GO-2015325-PRO-6470358.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
SY2 6ND Shrewsbury
Telephone: +44 1743252992
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: