Tender for Drugs and Alcohol Adult Harm Reduction – Blackpool

Tender for Drugs and Alcohol Adult Harm Reduction – Blackpool

The service will provide a locally accessible, effective, first point of contact for harm reduction initiatives for individuals misusing drugs and alcohol.

United Kingdom-Blackpool: Miscellaneous health services

2019/S 179-437141

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Blackpool Council
PO Box 4
Blackpool
FY1 1NA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Helen Thompson
Telephone: +44 1253478760
E-mail: helen.thompson@blackpool.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD42Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.blackpool.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.blackpool.gov.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Drugs and Alcohol Adult Harm Reduction, Assertive Outreach together with Non Clinical Sexual Adult Health Harm Reduction Services

Reference number: DN429671

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85140000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The service will provide a locally accessible, effective, first point of contact for harm reduction initiatives for individuals misusing drugs and alcohol. The service will offer sustainable harm reduction initiatives including thorough blood borne virus provision, needle exchange for opiate users, steroid needle exchange pilot, Naloxone and respond with effective harm reduction interventions to address emerging harms associated with new drug misusing trends and patterns.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD42

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

These interventions will be carried out within both an agency and community setting utilising an ‘opt out’ ethos to ensure those at risk prevent harming themselves and others. Peer support and a buddy system should be utilised throughout all stages to improve uptake of all harm reduction initiatives. In addition, the service will provide assertive outreach, ensuring all Horizon drug and alcohol and Hep C clients re-engage and are motivated to access treatment. The service will offer a safe, non-judgemental environment in which all adults can address the harms caused by their problematic and dependent drug and alcohol use.

This service will also provide non-clinical, coordinated support for individuals who are living with/are affected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis C: sex workers: the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community; populations at high risk of poor sexual health for example sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM).

Non-clinical sexual health support will be offered by way of outreach working, development and coordination of STI screening (to include Hep C testing for sex workers) through self test kits provided by the specialist sexual health services and syphilis/HIV point of care testing, through kits provided by this service, sexual health education including the promotion of long acting reversible contraception, condom distribution, peer support programmes, support groups (including supportive activities such as befriending) and harm minimisation. The service will provide a responsive, professional and independent counselling service for those living with and affected by HIV and survivors of sexual violence and will ensure that appropriate non-clinical support in all areas, e.g. benefits, housing, is available to all accessing the service.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 525 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 60

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

Due to the sensitive and complex nature of the provision of this service the Council is awarding the contract for the period of 1.4.2020 – 31.3.2023 with the ability to extend for a further 1 + 1 years (subject to budget availability and satisfactory review), full details are provided in the procurement documents.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
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:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 04/10/2019
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Due to the sensitive and complex nature of the provision of this service the Council is awarding the contract for the period of 1.4.2020 – 31.3.2023 with the ability to extend for a further 1 + 1 years (subject to budget availability and satisfactory review), full details are provided in the procurement documents.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12/09/2019