Substance Misuse Parent and Carer Support Services

Substance Misuse Parent and Carer Support Services

NHS Derby City.

UK-Derby: health and social work services

2012/S 166-275779

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Derby City
Cardinal Square, 10 Nottingham Road
Contact point(s):
For the attention of: Dr Richard Martin
DE1 3QT Derby
Telephone: +44 1332256922

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

Body governed by public law
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: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Substance Misuse Parent and Carer Support Services – Derby City.
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: Derby City.
NUTS code UKF11

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)

There are approximately 1 970 problematic drug users living in Derby with a further 28 000 hazardous or harmful alcohol drinkers. Estimated numbers residing within the city has remained static for a number of years with circa 86 % of these having had at least one drug treatment episode whilst over 2 500 individuals have received alcohol treatment. Despite improved performance in relation to the number of service users engaged in treatment a reconfiguration of treatment pathways was undertaken in 2009/10 to enhance treatment outcomes. The reconfiguration led to the development of a continuum treatment model spanning high, medium and low intensity treatment to create progression through treatment towards anticipated goals of:
— Abstinence from all illicit and prescribed drugs,
— Abstinence or controlled consumption of alcohol,
— Community reintegration,
— Improved health and social functioning incorporating families.
On many occasions, families and carers first contact with the parent and carer support service will be to state that their drug and/or alcohol user is not engaged with drug/alcohol treatment services. The interventions delivered by this service will support the user to enter treatment. The sessions available to the family/carer need to be educational around substance misuse, treatment options, cycle of change, family dynamics and responses. The 2010 National Drug Strategy places great emphasis on recovery from drug misuse and the same principles also apply to alcohol misuse. Families also need to recover too and the parent and carer service will be crucial to the local delivery of family recovery from the associated experiences of drug and/or alcohol misuse.
The table below estimates the number of parents, partners and other family members in Derby requiring support across different substances. It is expected that the provider delivers interventions targeted across each domain represented in the table and also bases initial assumptions for alcohol and other drugs in accordance with the table, however, these are expected to change as further data surrounding prevalence becomes available.
i) Substance: Opiates and/or crack; Partners=351; Parents=401; Other=257; All Relatives=1009.
ii) Substance: Cocaine; Partners=197; Parents=190; Other=122; All Relatives= 509.
iii) Substance: Cannabis Age 16-24;Partners=428; Parents=1351; Other=383; All Relatives= 2162.
iv) Substance: Cannabis Age 25+; Partners=1295; Parents=476; Other=264; All Relatives =2036.
v) Substance: Alcohol; Data unavailable but expected to be higher than cannabis age 25+ numbers.
vi) Substance: Other Drugs inc Legal Highs; Data unavailable but expected to be slightly lower than cannabis age 16-24 numbers.
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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Taking into account the Local Payment by Results Scheme the likely minimum contract value is £180 000, the likely maximum contract value is £225 000. The contract value is estimated and is the total value over the initial 3 year term.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Yes, subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability contracts may be extended by up to two years, negotiated annually. For the avoidance of doubt, the initial contract length will be for 3 years with the option to extend 1 year + 1 year (maximum of 5 years).
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Parent company or other guarantees, bonds, deposits, insurance or other forms of security may be required in certain circumstances. See the invitation to tender for further details.
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:

NHS Derby City reserves the right to require groupings of contractors to take a particular legal form or to require one party to undertake primary legal liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who does not respond to the following in the requisite manner: 1) Entering general supplier information NHS Derby City utilises the NHS Supplier Information Database (Sid4health) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile. Candidates are requested to provide their profile in Sid4health as follows:
(i) Candidates must obtain a Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) D-U-N-S® Number to enable registration on sid4health. This normally is provided within 48 hours but may take up to 5 days*, so please ensure this step is completed as soon as possible. The D-U-N-S® Number is the standard supplier coding for the NHS and must be obtained for use in all trading with the NHS. Check to see if your company has a D-U-N-S® Number on the sid4health registration page.
* The D-U-N-S® Number registration turnaround time quoted is for UK subjects. Non UK subjects (businesses registered outside of the UK), should use and choose the country in which the business is registered from the selection at the top of the Home page and then search for DUNS request form. If unable to find a DUNS request form please contact the local Customer Services team. Turnaround times will vary from country to country.

(ii) Candidates should register on Sid4health at and submit their Sid4health company profile for publication to the system. Select the Register Organisation on the left of the page and then select Organisation Type supplier. Key in details as shown to search for your D-U-N-S® Number. If you are not on their database click on the link at the bottom of the page to obtain a number from D&B.

(iii) Once registration has been authorised by the sid4health administrator and after receiving logon details, access the Profile Management area and create and validate your sid4health company profile. (Candidates must publish at least one validated profile to make their profile available for buyers to view generally – see the Help page on sid4health within Profile Management for more details).
(iv) Candidates should ensure all the mandatory fields of their sid4health profile are completed. Failure to comply with the completion of all mandatory fields could result in the elimination from the procurement process. D&B data will be supplied automatically by D&B.
(v) Once a candidate has ensured that all the required fields are completed and the profile has been validated, they must add the profile to the Request to Participate list ‘Substance Misuse Parent & Carer Support Services – Derby City’, itt_28826. Select ‘View all request to participate lists’ on the left menu and search/select this list. Select the Join button to the right of the list and then select the validated profile to allocate to this procurement (you may have more than one validated profile as you may have different information held against your profile for different procurements).
(vi) For further guidance please visit the following link, scrolling down to the suppliers guide [DN: Please ensure that this web link works.]

(vii) Where access to Sid4health is unavailable, please contact the sid4health Helpdesk at:

2) Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information. This procurement exercise will be conducted on the BravoSolution e-procurement portal at Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement specific information through the portal as follows: i) Candidates should register on the BravoSolution e-procurement portal at ii) Once registered, candidates must express their interest as follows a) login to the portal b) select “View current opportunities and notices” c) access the listing related to this contract Substance Misuse Parent & Carer Support Services – Derby City

And view details d) click on Express Interest button iii) Once you have expressed interest, please access the My ITTs page, where you can construct your reply as instructed. You must then publish your reply using the publish button. iv) For any support in submitting your expression of interest please contact the eTendering Help-desk at 0800 368 4850 or

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per requirements to complete Sid4health profile – see III.2.1 for more information on how to complete Sid4health profile.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per requirements to complete Sid4health profile – see III.2.1 for more information on how to complete Sid4health profile.
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: no
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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 17.10.2012 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

17.10.2012 – 17:00
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
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

The partner organisation currently working NHS Derby City and who may purchase under any contract awarded through this process is Derby City Council. Variants may be accepted at NHS Derby City and the partner organisations’ discretion provided that they meet the core requirements as set out in the Invitation to Tender. Tenders and all supporting documents must be priced in Sterling and completed in English (or full English translation provided at no cost). Any contract entered into be considered a contract made in England according to English Law and which shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. NHS Derby City and the partner organisation are not and shall not be liable for any costs by those expressing an interest or concern for this contract opportunity. NHS Derby City and the partner organisation reserves the right at all times acting in its absolute discretion, not to award a contract, to make what changes to the structure, format, procedures, CPV codes and timing of the procurement process and to cancel or vary the process in its entirety or any part of it.
(Contract Novation).
Given the disestablishment of all Primary Care Trusts (including NHS Derby City) in 2013, and as part of Public Health transfer arrangements to Local Authorities, the contract will novate over to and will be underwritten and let by Derby City Council.
(Part B services).
The services to which this notice relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3, Part 10 of the Public Services Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) (the Regulations). Neither the publication of this notice nor the employment of any particular terminology nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the contracting authority(ies) intend to hold themselves bound by any of the Regulations save those applicable to Part B services.
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: On a voluntary basis only, NHS Derby City will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to bidders. Where the 10 day period expires on a Saturday or Sunday, or a Bank Holiday, the standstill period will expire at midnight on the next working day. By way of example only, if the standstill notice is issued on Thursday that standstill period will expire at midnight on the following but one Monday.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.8.2012