London Borough of Newham Substance Misuse Services Tender

London Borough of Newham Substance Misuse Services Tender

The London Borough of Newham is inviting bids for its adult and young people substance misuse services. 

United Kingdom-London: Social work and related services

2019/S 026-058060

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

London Borough of Newham
1000 Dockside Road
E16 2QU
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKI41
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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


London Borough of Newham Adult and Young People Substance Misuse Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The London Borough of Newham is inviting bids for its adult and young people substance misuse services. The London Borough of Newham will accept bids from one provider that includes opportunities for sub-contracting arrangements. The local authority will contract with the lead provider. The service will offer substance misuse issues of children from 11-18 years of age and adults from 18 up, providing support and interventions to children, young people, adults and families in age appropriate settings across the borough that will widen service reach and engagement. The commissioner expects the service to include preventative and early intervention and treatment evidenced based approaches in universal and targeted settings, supporting individuals to reduce and stop their substance.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI41

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Commissioners have undertaken a series of engagement exercises with stakeholders, providers and service users with lived experience of substance misuse to seek their views opinion on what is needed from services in Newham. These opinions have contributed to the development of the specification for the adult and young people substance misuse services. The key service elements of the service will seek a single provider to deliver both the adult and young people’s services, although the service will not be provided through the same locations or with the same approach. LBN will only accept tenders from a single organisation, however, providers can organise themselves into consortia or establish sub-contracting arrangements. The adults’ substance misuse service will be a treatment and recovery service offering a wide range of free, confidential treatment and recovery services for adults, families and carers affected by drug and alcohol issues. Interventions will be evidenced and include:

Counselling and therapy:

Prescribing and other interventions which support service users to stop using substances and reintegrate into the wider community.

These interventions are in line with the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE guidance and Department of Health clinical guidelines). The service will be delivered from will require 2 premises and will also co-locate with other services. Co-locating with these providers will support the development an open access approach to offering routes into treatment for all residents in the borough.

The young peoples’ service will focus on offering substance misuse prevention, education support and advice to all young people in the borough, aged 11-18, as well as offering treatment and support through an outreach model with co-location in key areas such as the youth offending service and youth zones.

The new service contract requires innovation and flexibility from potential providers to allow the future service provider to prepare for any developments in Newham.

The contract will be for an initial period of 3 years from 1.7.2019 which may at the Council’s discretion be extended for 2 further periods of 1 year (ie up to 31.6.2023).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Service / Weighting: 25 %
Quality criterion – Name: Service Interventions / Weighting: 20 %
Quality criterion – Name: Service User Engagement/Peer Led Initiatives and Volunteering / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion – Name: Assertive Outreach and Criminal Justice Interventions / Weighting: 15 %
Quality criterion – Name: Section 4 Young People’s Services / Weighting: 20 %
Quality criterion – Name: Innovation / Weighting: 10 %
Price – Weighting: 70 %
II.2.6)Estimated value

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 extensions for 12months (1+1) subjected to Council terms and conditions.

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
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:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


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

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
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

Date: 15/02/2019
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26/02/2019
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
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Crown Commercial Service
United Kingdom
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: