Reading Addiction Treatment

Reading Addiction Treatment

Clinical and Non-clinical Drug and Alcohol Services in HMP and YOI Reading.

UK-Reading: addiction treatment

2012/S 117-193896

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Reading Borough Council
Civic Offices
RG1 7AE Reading
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1189372945
E-mail: corporate.procurement@reading.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1189372278

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.reading.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: https://www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk/sece/opportunity.nsf/fcontent?ReadForm&requesttype=viewcontract&region=REG-UATA-79EMAL&authority=ORG-DNWA-7BSKBT&docid=OS-DNWA-8VAM4L&sd=&stype=&rv=authority&start=1&count=10&contentid=1.003

Further information can be obtained from: Reading Borough Council
Level 5, Civic Offices
Contact point(s): Education, Social Services and Housing – Drugs and Alcohol Action Team
For the attention of: Jennifer Watkins – Commissioning Officer
RG1 7AE Reading
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1189373812
E-mail: jennifer.watkins@reading.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Reading Borough Council
Level 5, Civic Offices
Contact point(s): Education, Social Services and Housing – Drugs and Alcohol Action Team
For the attention of: Jennifer Watkins – Commissioning Officer
RG1 7AE Reading
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1189373812
E-mail: jennifer.watkins@reading.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Reading Borough Council
Level 5, Civic Offices
Contact point(s): Education, Social Services and Housing – Drugs and Alcohol Action Team
For the attention of: Jennifer Watkins – Commissioning Officer
RG1 7AE Reading
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1189373812
E-mail: jennifer.watkins@reading.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
Environment
Housing and community amenities
Social protection
Recreation, culture and religion
Education
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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Clinical and Non-clinical Drug and Alcohol Services in HMP and YOI Reading.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKJ11

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)

Addiction treatment. Medical specialist services. Health services. Rehabilitation services. Miscellaneous health services. Health and social work services. Social services. Reading Borough Council on behalf of NHS Berkshire West Primary Care Trust and HMP and Youth Offending Institution (YOI) Reading, is commissioning a service to deliver Clinical and Non-clinical Drug and Alcohol Services. The service will be for the provision of all substance misuse services in HMP and Youth Offending Institution (YOI) Reading, including psychosocial services formerly CARATS (Counselling Assessments Referral Advice and Throughcare Service), Drug and Alcohol Clinical interventions previously commissioned under the Integrated Drug Treatment System (IDTS), Drug and Alcohol treatment programmes and Compact-Based Drug Testing.
The treatment system will be for both drugs and alcohol and will provide services for all relevant substance misusers during their time at the Prison.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33693300 – EA25, 85121200 – EA25, 85100000 – EA25, 85312500 – EA25, 85140000 – EA25, 85000000 – EA25, 85320000 – EA25

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The services will be provided to the resident prison population of young male offenders, aged between 18 and 24 years of age, who are drug and/or alcohol using adults, with a range of complexities such as poly-drug use, mental health problems and issues with literacy and numeracy. The commissioned services must work in partnership with allied healthcare providers, including primary care, mental health and general practitioners, Criminal Justice Services, such as the Drug Intervention Programme (DIP) and Probation, community substance misuse treatment services, social care providers and existing services working within the Prison. The current operational capacity of HMP and YOI Reading is 297 inmates.
It is anticipated that the contract will commence in January 2013 and it will operate for an initial period of 3 years with an option to extend for a further two one year extensions, dependent upon contractors’ performance and future funding allocations, this will be at Reading Borough Council’s sole discretion.
The potential value of the contract is 612 600 GBP per annum.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 783 000 and 3 063 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Contract of an initial period of 3 years with an option to extend the contract for a further period or periods not exceeding 2 years in total.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 14.1.2013. Completion 13.1.2018

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Will be detailed within the Invitation to Tender (ITT) documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

All payments under the contract shall be made in pounds sterling (GBP). Actual method of payment to the contractor will be set out in the terms and conditions of contract which are included in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr.

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Evidence of economic and financial standing will be required as defined in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
Potential applicants will be required to provide either a copy of audited accounts for the most recent two years, or a statement of turnover, profit and loss account and cash flow for the most recent year of trading, or a statement of cash flow forecast for the current year and a bank letter outlining the current cash and credit position, or an alternative means of demonstrating financial status if trading for less than a year.
To support the financial assessment the Council will seek more information from independent credit reference agencies as part of the evaluation and reserves the right to undertake credit checks at each stage of the procurement process.
Potential applicants must provide evidence that their organisation is able to obtain the levels of insurance required.
Evidence of this may be requested at any point during the procurement process and prior to contract award.
The Council will require the provider to have the following levels of cover as a minimum:
Employer’s Liability Insurance – 10 000 000 GBP.
Public Liability Insurance – 10 000 000 GBP.
Medical Malpractice/Clinical Negligence – 10 000 000 GBP.
Professional Indemnity Insurance – 5 000 000 GBP.
Failure to provide the required information will result in the potential applicant being excluded.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Evidence of technical capacity will be required as defined in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
Potential applicants will be required to provide information on the following:
— Experience regarding the provision of similar services,
— Business Continuity,
— Quality Assurance,
— Health and Safety,
— Environmental Management,
— Equal Opportunities.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: A specialist doctor (GP with Special Interest, Addiction Psychiatrist or substance misuse specialist), will be required to act as medical lead for the provider. Doctors providing medical care need to demonstrate the competencies and training defined in “Roles and Responsibilities of Doctors in the Provision of Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Misusers (RCPsych and RCGP, 2005)”.
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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Evidence of economic and financial standing and technical competence will be required as defined in pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ). There will be some pass/fail criteria contained within the PQQ. Candidates who do not demonstrate compliance with any of the pass/fail criteria will be excluded from the procurement exercise. Based on the selection criteria which will be contained in the PQQ, the authority will short list the top 5 highest scoring candidates according to the scoring scheme who will be taken through to the invitation to tender (ITT) stage.
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:

Contract No. SC106
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 22.7.2012 – 23:59
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.7.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

3.9.2012
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

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

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

This contracting opportunity is being advertised on a voluntary basis as the subject of the contract is considered to be services that fall within the scope of Category 25 which is a Part B Service category as listed in Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
The contracting authority does not bind itself to enter into any contract as a result of the publication of this notice and will not, under any circumstances, have any liability for any costs any person responding to this notice incurs in any part of the tender process.
The contracting authority anticipates that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) may apply to this contract.
The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) document relating to this tender can be downloaded from the South East Business Portal via the following link: https://www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk/sece/opportunity.nsf/fcontent?ReadForm&requesttype=viewcontract&region=REG-UATA-79EMAL&authority=ORG-DNWA-7BSKBT&docid=OS-DNWA-8VAM4L&sd=&stype=&rv=authority&start=1&count=10&contentid=1.003.

Contractors wishing to be considered for this tendering opportunity must complete the PQQ and return it in hard copy with the requested supporting documents to the Request to Participate address given in I1.3 of this notice. The deadline for return of the PQQ is stipulated at Section IV.3.4. Please note: you must register your interest via the South East Business Portal if you intend to submit a PQQ. If your organisation has not registered an expression of interest we will not be able to send you any amendments to the PQQ documents, or send you responses for requests for PQQ clarification from other potential candidates.
The contracting authority is acting as a central purchasing body only insofar as it is carrying out this procurement in accordance with the terms of an agreement under Section 75 of the National Health Service Act 2006 which Reading Borough Council intends to enter into with NHS Berkshire West Primary Care Trust, and HMP and Youth Offending Institution (YOI) Reading. For the avoidance of doubt this notice stands for all these parties. The award of this contract is dependant upon a Section 75 agreement being in place. GO Reference: GO-2012615-PRO-3997753.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 32 (information about contract award procedures and the application of standstill period prior to contract award) and Regulation 47 (enforcement of obligations) of the United Kingdom’s Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as amended by the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:15.6.2012