Recovery Orientated Substance Misuse Services Shropshire

Recovery Orientated Substance Misuse Services Shropshire

Shropshire Council is seeking a new provider of specialist community drug and alcohol treatment service for adults and young people this will include all aspects of community provision to support recovery.

United Kingdom-Shrewsbury: Health and social work services

2015/S 062-109130

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Shropshire Council
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Nigel Denton
SY2 6ND Shrewsbury
Telephone: +44 1743252993
Fax: +44 1743253910

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: 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: yes

Shropshire Council is purchasing on behalf of itself and any wholly owned local authority company or other entity that is deemed to be a contracting authority by virtue of the Council’s involvement
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate
SY2 6ND Shrewsbury

Section II: Object of the contract


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

DMC 114 — Recovery Orientated Substance Misuse Services.

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

Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKG22

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)

Health and social work services. Health and social work services. This is a notice for social and specific services in accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU, Article 74 Health and Social Related Services. Shropshire Council is seeking a service provider to provide a recovery orientated substance misuse service to serve the administrative County of Shropshire.
Shropshire Council, as part of its transformation programme, is moving away from direct service delivery to become a commissioning body. This has provided the opportunity to review the current system of drug and alcohol services provided by the Council in-house and the remaining elements by three external providers. Shropshire Council is seeking a new provider of specialist community drug and alcohol treatment service for adults and young people this will include all aspects of community provision to support recovery and will exclude the provision of residential rehabilitation, inpatient detoxification and community pharmacy services. The new service will need to be responsive to changing needs, including Novel Psychoactive Substances, prescribed and over the counter drugs and recovery focused in line with the ambitions of the National Drug Strategy (NDS) of 2010.
Recovery is defined in the NDS as involving freedom from dependence, wellbeing and citizenship and is aligned to Shropshire Councils priorities of:
a) Protecting — Strive to keep people from harm (in a way that does not compromise choice);
b) Growing — Help to manage our environment (in a way that helps Shropshire to thrive);
c) Helping — Helping people to help themselves (in a way that helps them to make the most of the choices available to them).
The new contract will be commissioned to meet the following outcomes:
— Freedom of dependence on drugs and / or alcohol;
— Prevention of drug related deaths and blood borne viruses;
— A reduction in crime and re-offending;
— Sustained employment and the ability to access and sustain suitable accommodation;
— Improvement in mental and physical health and wellbeing;
— Improved relationships with family members, partners and friends;
— The capacity to be an effective parent.
It is envisaged the new provider will increase sustainable recovery and help reduce future demand. This will require holistic approach that supports families in need, addresses other factors such as criminal justice, housing and employment issues.
With recovery as its focus the new system will need to deliver a range of clinical, psychosocial and recovery support interventions that have a proven effectiveness in the management and recovery of drug and alcohol issues. Interventions will be tailored to meet client needs and all provision must comply with up to date clinical guidelines, and meet standards as set out by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Effectiveness).
It is considered that the Employee ‘Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations ‘2006 (‘TUPE’) will apply to this contract. Also compliance with the provisions of The Best Value Authorities Staff Transfers (Pensions) Direction 2007, in relation to the Local Government Pension Scheme (as administered by Shropshire County Pension Fund) will also be required. Applicants are advised to seek their own legal advice about the practicality of these regulations.
As a public authority, in line with the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the Council has due regard to economic, social and environmental well-being in Shropshire. Accordingly the council is looking, in relation to the delivery of this contract, for proposals from contractors that could help provide social value benefits within Shropshire where practicable and to maximise the social and economic impact of the proposed contract.
This is a notice for Social and specific services in accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU Article74 being Public Health Services. Accordingly the Council will follow a process based on the principles of transparency. The Council will treat all economic operators equally and in a non-discriminatory way.
The contract will run for an initial period of three years with an option to extend for further 12 month periods up to a maximum of a further 2 years.

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): no


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 14 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 1.2.2016. Completion 1.2.2021

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

See tender documentation.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See tender 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 severable liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See tender documentation.
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: See PQQ documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See PQQ documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See PQQ documentation.
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: Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010 or EU equivalent.

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

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

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Please see PQQ documentation. It is the Council’s intention to select up to 8 bidders to be issued with the invitation to submit a tender, provided there are eight suitably qualified bidders at the pre-qualification 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
IV.3)Administrative information

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

DMC 114
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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: 28.4.2015

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

29.4.2015 – 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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2021.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. Applicants can view more information about this opportunity by visiting (link to be inserted). To respond to this opportunity, please click here (link to be inserted) The Contracting Authority reserves the right not to award a contract or to award any option(s) it so wishes. Closing date for the submission of tenders is 12:00 noon 24.6.2015.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

GO Reference: GO-2015325-PRO-6470358.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Shropshire Council
SY2 6ND Shrewsbury
Telephone: +44 1743252992

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 day calendar day standstill period at the point of information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Additional information should be requested from the contact in Section 1.1. If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (S1 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk.

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

Shropshire Council

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: