Provide Substance Misuse Service to Kent and Medway Prisons

Provide Substance Misuse Service to Kent and Medway Prisons

The Kent County Council are seeking a suitably qualified service provider to manage an integrated prison based substance misuse service for 7 prisons in the Kent and Medway area.

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Health services

2017/S 029-052482

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Kent County Council
ME14 4XQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Louise Smith
NUTS code: UKJ4
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)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 to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Procurement for the provision of Kent and Medway prison based Substance Misuse Service.

Reference number: SCW/NHSEQ81/00000332/2016

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85100000 – EA25

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Kent County Council are seeking a suitably qualified service provider to manage an integrated prison based substance misuse service for 7 prisons in the Kent and Medway area.

This service will provide specialist support for all those assessed as requiring interventions to address drug or alcohol misuse within the 7 prisons. It is commissioned as part of the overall Offender Health pathway within the prison and as such the model will ensure an integrated, recovery orientated treatment system both within the prison and referral into the community or another custodial setting. The service will focus on delivering a seamless, integrated structured clinical and psychosocial substance misuse interventions/services in prison and through the gate into the community to ensure effective continuity of care. Close joint working with other services is imperative to the success of the delivery in this service.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 13 950 000.00 GBP

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: UKJ41
Main site or place of performance:

UKJ4 Kent.

UKJ41 Medway.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contract will commence on 2.10.2017 and has an annual value of 4 650 000 million GBP per annum. The contract will be for duration of 3 years with the possibility of a 2 year extension option at the discretion of the Commissioner.

The substance misuse service is to be made available to drug and/or alcohol misusers including poly-drug misusers and including dual diagnosis clients. The successful provider must meet the unique needs of the establishments and take into account the needs of the population within that establishment, including short term prisoners, remand prisoners and young adults.

The Commissioner will be contracting for the Services using The Kent County Council model terms and conditions of contract for services.

This procurement is undertaken in good faith, potential government policy changes could enact changes to prison healthcare provision. Providers must be prepared to work with commissioners to implement nationally mandated directives.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 13 950 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 02/10/2017
End: 01/10/2020

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.1.4)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.1.1)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: 22/03/2017
Local time: 12:00

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


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
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:



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