Substance Misuse Services Suffolk

Substance Misuse Services Suffolk

Supporting Treatment, Accommodation and Recovery in Suffolk.

United Kingdom-Ipswich: Health and social work services

2015/S 146-269216

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Suffolk County Council
Russell Road
IP1 2BX Ipswich
Telephone: +44 1473260669

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: 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: no

Section II: Object of the contract


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

Supporting Treatment, Accommodation and Recovery in Suffolk (STARS).

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 UKH14

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)

Suffolk County Council is looking to award a contract for Supporting Treatment, Accommodation and Recovery in Suffolk for clients engaged with substance misuse treatment services.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85100000, 85323000

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


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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 876 000 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 1.1.2016. Completion 31.12.2018

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The Council reserves the right to require a parent company guarantee or bond.

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

As detailed in procurement 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

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: As stated in procurement documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in procurement documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As stated in procurement documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated in procurement documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As stated in procurement 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: no

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: no

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

1.9.2015 – 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: 1.9.2015

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

Following a pilot project, the Supporting Treatment, Accommodation and Recovery in Suffolk (STARS) provision was commissioned as a contracted service in late 2012 in order to address the housing needs of those clients engaged with substance misuse treatment services. Public Health are investing in the continuation of this service in order to build on the evidence already gathered in order to measure longer term outcomes and gauge the impact on service users engaged with STARS.
Whilst the primary focus of this service is to address housing needs and provide intensive support where required, there is an expectation that the provider will also take into consideration the holistic needs of the client group. Opportunities to build on social, physical, human and cultural capital, coordinated with substance misuse treatment providers will ensure the best possible outcome for the client in their recovery journey.
The service covers two main elements, advocacy and support and intensive support. The county wide service will offer advocacy and support in each of the three main localities (Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft) to clients who are considered to have a housing need via the STARS advocacy and support service. It is vital therefore that staff in the service have an in-depth knowledge of the accommodation options available throughout the county and have experience of the barriers facing this client group. The intensive support service will offer both high level support and suitable accommodation to those clients with a long history of substance misuse who are unable to find accommodation elsewhere due to complex needs. The service will offer tailored support to enable clients to achieve recovery from substance misuse and gain the skills required to eventually live independently.
Suffolk County Council has decided not to divide the contract into lots so as to enable flexibility of funding and service provision across the county according to service user need. The contract duration will be for 2 years with the option to extend for up to a further 12 months.
To express an interest in this tendering opportunity and to be able to access and download the tender documents you will need to register onto the Suffolk Sourcing System. See website address below;

Once you have accessed the Suffolk Sourcing website click on the ‘Register as a Supplier’ link. Click on the ‘User Guides’ link if you require guidance on registering your organisation and setting up system users. The guides also explain how to download tender documents and respond to tender opportunities. If you require any further help or assistance, please go to the ‘Contact Us’ link at the top of the website page.

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: Suffolk County Council incorporates a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further clarification from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such information may be requested from the address in Section 1.1 of this Notice.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 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).
Proceedings must be brought within 30 days from the date of knowledge (the date on which the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen) unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which proceedings may be brought, in which case the Court may extend that period up to a maximum of 3 months from the date of knowledge.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: