Psychosocial Substance Misuse Service Darlington

Psychosocial Substance Misuse Service Darlington

Aycliffe Secure Children’s Home Psychosocial Substance Misuse Service.

United Kingdom-Darlington: Miscellaneous health services

2015/S 223-406502

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS England: Cumbria and the North East
Barnard Street, County Durham
Contact point(s): The Old Exchange, Health and Justice
DL3 7DR Darlington
Telephone: +44 1642746827

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

Further information can be obtained from: North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Teesdale House, Thornaby
TS17 6BL Stockton-on-Tees
Telephone: +44 1642746911
Internet address:

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Teesdale House, Thornaby
TS17 6BL Stockton-on-Tees
Telephone: +44 1642746911
Internet address:

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Teesdale House, Thornaby
TS17 6BL Stockton-on-Tees
Telephone: +44 1642746911
Internet address:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: NHS

I.3)Main activity


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

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

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Aycliffe Secure Children’s Home Psychosocial Substance Misuse Service.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Aycliffe Secure Children’s Home.

NUTS code UKC1

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

NHS England is seeking to procure a Psychosocial Substance Misuse Service in Aycliffe Secure Children’s Home.
The contract on offer will be for a period of 3 years.
The Service has 3 overarching outcomes that align with the outcomes for Young People’s substance misuse services in the community.
— Reduce the harm caused from the use of drugs, smoking and alcohol by children and Young People;
— Improve the health, social and family functioning of children and young people;
— Reduce crime and reoffending.
The service is to provide substance misuse specific psychosocial interventions to all young people who require targeted or specialist interventions resident within the Secure Children’s Home.
There is often an overlap between substance misuse, mental health and learning disability problems; it is imperative that the service builds a close working relationship with the CAMHS provider to ensure that a joint care planned approach and multi-agency care plan review process is in place. This will require working in partnership with GP’s, primary care nurses, consultants, CAMHS colleagues, Home staff and other key stakeholders.
The Provider will deliver a psychosocial substance misuse service providing all appropriate interventions. The psychosocial service provider will ensure:
— Comprehensive assessment of substance related need;
— Evidence based support/interventions addressing both targeted and specialist substance misuse need;
— Continuity of care on release or transfer.
The basic principles of the open procurement route will be forwarded for this procurement to test the capacity, capability and technical competence of Tenderers in accordance with Part B regime of The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Regulation 120 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provides for a temporary exemption for NHS healthcare procurements before 18.4.2016.
Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the Contracting Authority must consider:
(a) how what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area where it exercises its functions, and
(b) how, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing that improvement.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

75 000 GBP per annum
225 000 GBP total contract value.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 225 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.4.2016. Completion 31.3.2019

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

11.12.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11.12.2015 – 14:00


Teesdale House

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

(MT Ref:166115).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

NHS England: Cumbria and the North East
The Old Exchange, Barnard Street
DL3 7DR Darlington

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: