Substance Recovery Contract – Forth Valley
This contract will be to provide an easily accessible service, offered across the Forth Valley area, to those identified as problematic substance users.
United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Rehabilitation services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent
Contact person: Eleanor Dickson
Telephone: +44 1698794410
NUTS code: UKM76
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA11883
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Substance Use Interventions, Psychological and Recovery Support Services to FVHB
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as National Services Scotland) (“the Authority”) acting through its division procurement, commissioning and facilities is undertaking this procurement of the supply of substance use intervention, psychological and recovery support services on behalf of the Contracting Authority Forth Valley Health Board, pursuant to the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978. The contract will be entered into by Forth Valley Health Board.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
This contract will be to provide an easily accessible service, offered across the Forth Valley area, to those identified as problematic substance users. Clients will be supported to reduce the impact of problematic substance use on their lives, and on the lives of others.
The primary aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of clients with alcohol and/or drug related problems through minimising their substance use and promoting their recovery. The service will provide evidence based interventions, a person-centred assessment and care plan; information, advice and support regarding substance use treatment and recovery; the service will facilitate onward referral to more relevant support services where they are not the correct service provider.
The successful bidder will have the capacity to respond to, at a minimum, key working for 600 clients on opiate substitute therapy recovery packages within the addiction recovery service, key working for 150 clients within primary care OST service, key working for 160 clients on OST recovery packages within the 3 Forth Valley Prison establishments.
The successful bidder will provide a minimum of 250 places for community rehabilitation, provide a minimum of 1 200 places for Psychological Therapies, provide a minimum of 1 000 places annually for the harm reduction service and a minimum of 500 places within the core drug and alcohol service.
The service provided will adhere to national quality principles (national care standard for substance services).
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
2 optional extension periods both consisting of 12 months can be utilised by the Board.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
The successful bidder will be able to:
1) Support delivery of national waiting times requirements for all services and interventions in accordance with Scottish Government guidance on waiting times and full compliance with Scottish Drug Misuse Data Base (SDMD);
2) Deliver all the requirements, recommendations and expectations as defined: the drug misuse and dependence, UK Guidelines on Clinical Management, Dept of Health 2017; the health and social care standards, and in particular — Quality Principles: standard expectations of care and support in drug and alcohol services (2014); Skills for Health;and GIRFEC Guidelines;
3) Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually and “as needed” reporting to and auditing by Forth Valley Health Board as necessary for the service;
4) Verify that all necessary PVG checks have been completed and that relevant staff have suitable training in GIRFEC and vulnerable adult needs;
5) Confirm that all staff not considered trainees will be qualified to SVQ3, or equivalent, and in addition hold the relevant qualifications for the role they perform;
6) Fully support and facilitate the transition period to ensure there is no discernible disruption to continuity of service provision to the end users;
7) Provide and maintain all necessary infrastructure and equipment to deliver the service and manage all equipment provided by Forth Valley Health Board to support the service provision
8) Bidders must be able to provide all the required interventions to the minimum required level detailed in the FVADP Requirement. Interventions including, OST/Alcohol Key Working and alcohol interventions within the addiction recovery service, OST Key working within primary care, OST key working and alcohol interventions for clients within the 3 Forth Valley Prisons, offer community rehabilitation, psychological therapies, harm reduction services and core drug and alcohol support services.
In addition to the FVADP Requirement and Terms and conditions specific to this contract. Please refer to the ITT 2.1 for full terms and conditions relevant to points 1-8 above.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
1) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate in respect of the activities which are similar type to the subject matter of the notice;
2) All candidates will be required to provide statement of accounts or extracts relating to their business.
See contract/tender documentation which incorporates the requirements of the ESPD (Scotland) and the financial period of reporting is the previous 3 financial years.
Where relevant, potential suppliers must confirm that appropriate parent company information will be made available if sought, and that a parent company guarantee in the form stipulated by Forth Valley Health Board will be entered into as a condition of the contract.
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
Bidders will be expected to provide relevant examples of similar services carried out during the last 3 years.
(Examples from both public and/or private sector customers and clients may be provided).
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is CSD-081018. For more information see:
The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:
The contractor shall ensure that all contracts with sub-contractors and suppliers which the contractor intends to procure following the commencement Date, and which the contractor has not, before the date of this contract, already planned to award to a particular sub-contractor or supplier, are advertised through the Public Contracts Scotland procurement portal (www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk) and awarded a fair, open transparent and competitive process proportionate to the nature and value of the contract.
Community benefits are not included in this requirement.
Payment terms will be phased from quarterly in advance to monthly in arrears over the first year of contracting. Please refer to ITT for full terms and conditions relating to payment schedule.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 12114. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363
Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent
Telephone: +44 1698794410Internet address: http://www.nhsscotlandprocurement.scot.nhs.uk/
The Contracting Authority will notify economic operators who submitted a tender or (where no deselection process has previously been made) applied to be selected to tender, of its decision to award the contract which notification will contain, among other information, a summary of the reasons as to why the economic operator was unsuccessful. The notification will incorporate a “standstill period” of a Minimum of 10 (ten) clear calendar days (or a minimum of 15 (fifteen) if the communication method used is not electronic) between the date on which the Contracting Authority despatches the notice(s) and the date on which the Contracting Authority proposes to conclude the relevant Contract Agreement. The bringing of court proceedings against the Contracting Authority during the standstill period will automatically continue the prohibition on entering into the Contract Agreement until the court proceedings are determined, discontinued or disposed of, or the court, by interim order, brings to amend the prohibition. The remedies that may be awarded by the courts before the Contract Agreement has been entered into include the setting aside of the decision to award the Contract Agreement to the winning tenderer(s). The bringing of court proceedings against the Contracting Authority after the Contract Agreement has been entered into will not affect the Contract Agreement unless grounds for the imposition of special penalties under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 can be established. Otherwise the remedies Contract Agreement has been entered into are limited to the award of damages.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: