Needle Exchange Service Norfolk

Needle Exchange Service Norfolk

NCCT40063 Needle Exchange Co-ordination & Supervised Consumption Services.

UK-Norwich: disposable non-chemical medical consumables and haematological consumables

2012/S 74-122248

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Norfolk County Council
Room 701, County Hall, Martineau Lane
Contact point(s): Procurement Sourcing Team
For the attention of: Claire Dawson
NR1 2DH Norwich
Telephone: +44 1603223945

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

NCCT40063 Needle Exchange Co-ordination & Supervised Consumption Services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social services
II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

This service is to manage and co-ordinate the delivery of Needle Exchange and Supervised Consumption schemes to all relevant agencies, ensuring that these are delivered in line with best practice and national guidance. The service must also manage contracts with relevant agencies and co-ordinate payments to pharmacies.
The needle exchange co-ordination service is intended for providers who are able to provide open access, low threshold services for adult injectors of non-prescribed drugs. This service must be provided in line with NICE guidance and emphasise harm minimisation.
The Supervised Consumption element of this service is for the provider to form agreements with pharmacies which are able to provide supervised consumption services for eligible drug users accessing prescribed replacement drug therapy as part of their agreed care plan.
This is a procurement for services specified in part B of schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (“Part B services”). Accordingly, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) only apply in part. A procurement exercise will be conducted in accordance with the information contained in the procurement documents.
If you interested in this opportunity you are asked to e-mail your details to, quoting “NCCT40063 mailing list” in the subject line. We can then keep you informed.
Please note that this notice is intended to give prior notice of our intention to tender for this service. Any dates given are intended to be a guide only and as such are subject to change.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 375 000,00 and 500 000,00 GBP

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141000, 33141320, 85140000, 85323000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:12.4.2012