Substance Recovery Contract – Forth Valley

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

2019/S 002-001963

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (“NSS”) on behalf of the contracting authority, Forth Valley Health Board
Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Eleanor Dickson
Telephone: +44 1698794410
E-mail: e.dickson@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKM76
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Substance Use Interventions, Psychological and Recovery Support Services to FVHB

Reference number: CSD-081018

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85312500

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

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

Value excluding VAT: 8 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85312320
85312500
75231230
33693300
75231200
85311300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM72
NUTS code: UKM76
NUTS code: UKM77
Main site or place of performance:

Forth Valley

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.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Service Characteristics / Weighting: 50
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 8 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

2 optional extension periods both consisting of 12 months can be utilised by the Board.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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:

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

List and brief description of selection criteria:

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.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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:

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

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

An electronic auction will be used

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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 250-544282

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

Date: 07/02/2019
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:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 10/04/2019

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 07/02/2019
Local time: 12:00

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 buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is CSD-081018. For more information see:

http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

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

(SC Ref:559028)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (“NSS”) on behalf of The contracting Authority Forth Valley Health Board
Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1698794410Internet address: http://www.nhsscotlandprocurement.scot.nhs.uk/
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

31/12/2018

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