Substance Misuse Services Wolverhampton

Substance Misuse Services Wolverhampton

Procurement exercise will be to contribute to the four Safer Wolverhampton Partnership Priorities as identified in the 2010/11 strategic assessment.

UK-Wolverhampton: health and social work services

2012/S 78-128711

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Wolverhampton City Council
Civic Centre, St. Peters Square
For the attention of: Patricia Conway
WV1 1RL Wolverhampton
Telephone: +44 1942826788
Fax: +44 1942237968

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

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:

Delivery of 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 UKG35

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)

The Safer Wolverhampton Partnership has reviewed the local treatment system in line with the new central strategy and policy direction on treatment for substance misuse. This requires a shift from the previous governments service model of maintenance prescribing and retention in treatment to a more holistic, recovery based model.
The aim of the services commissioned by this.
Procurement exercise will be to contribute to the four Safer Wolverhampton Partnership Priorities as identified in the 2010/11 strategic assessment:
— Reduction re-offending,
— Substance misuse,
— Gangs and youth violence; and
— Communications and community engagement.
Wolverhampton has significant issues with both drug and alcohol dependency, commonly associated with the local demographic profile. The position of Wolverhampton at the fringes of the main urban conurbations of the West Midlands brings specific local issues which the services will need to address.
Wolverhampton City Council wishes to procure a whole person and recovery focussed integrated system of care for: adult drug users, adult alcohol users and young substance users. It is expected that the incoming provider will encourage the development of a wider recovery community drawing on peer leaders, volunteers and also generic services.
Commissioners will welcome approaches that include a focus on transitions into adult care and proposals to better engage with young adults who drink and/or use drugs; this may include specific responses for young adults. Commissioners are alert to changing patterns of local drug use and are seeking to procure services which are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of drug/alcohol dependency issues. Commissioners will welcome proposals that include a family focussed approach when engaging both young and adult service users, this should include specific interventions to support children affected by parental substance use.
Wolverhampton City Council want to enter into a Single Party Contract with a Lead Service Provider who can deliver the following services either independently or via a multi party application (please refer to Section VI.3 Additional Information for guidance related to multi party applications).
— Provision of structured, medical drug and alcohol treatment for adults including prescribing,
— Provision of structured, non-medical drug and alcohol treatment and support for adults,
— Joint care pathway with maternity services to provide an integrated package of antenatal care for pregnant drug and alcohol users as well as appropriate post natal liaison with primary care services,
— Assess, refer and care co-ordinate user access to inpatient detoxification and residential rehabilitation including care plan development and the production of quarterly monitoring reports to the appropriate panel,
— Young peoples substance misuse treatment service,
— Provision of young carers service – children of drug and alcohol using parents,
— Brief Interventions, individual and group based psychosocial interventions, group work and primary care provision of alcohol treatment and support,
— Provide a single point of contact and implement an information hub with complex case co-ordination for all drug and alcohol services, taking into account the need to provide a distinct children and young peoples pathway. This will require full collaboration with the system developer appointed by the commissioners during year one of the contract,
— Support to carers, families and significant others including criminal justice outreach support alongside Probation, to engage families where a member has received a court order relating to treatment or support requirements,
— Alcohol assertive outreach, community detoxification and hospital liaison service as well as targeted, Asian specific provision,
— Sub contract for City wide needle exchange equipment provision including contract monitoring; and,
— A criminal justice intervention pathway that will include either direct work within the criminal justice setting and, or involvement in a multi agency pathway to engage and facilitate offender access to drug and alcohol treatment services.
The following services are excluded from this contract:
— Universal services (i.e. drug education in schools, alcohol screening in primary care etc.),
— GP and pharmacy enhanced services; prescribing, supervised consumption and needle exchange, however the provider will be involved in service development and review and will be expected to provide clinical assurance of the client pathway between specialist and primary care as well as facilitating and providing quarterly continuing professional development events in liaison with commissioners and primary care contractors; and
— Inpatient treatment, residential rehabilitation provision, however the provider will facilitate access to these services and participate in the panel.
Wolverhampton City Council will be hosting a free.
Meet the Buyer event on the morning of Thursday 26.4.2012. The aim of this event is to provide further information about Wolverhampton City Council’s requirements and information regarding how to apply for the opportunity.
For more information about this event and to register your interest in the project please e-mail us at

Valueworks will administer the expressions of interest and have been appointed to facilitate the procurement process on behalf of Wolverhampton City Council.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85100000, 85323000

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The service budget for the services required will not exceed 6 Million GBP per annum; it is likely that the budget available to deliver the services described at Section II.1.5 above will reduce over the coming years.
All budgets will be agreed by 31 March for the forthcoming year and must reflect the total cost of running the service, including all staff and non-staff costs.
It is envisaged that the contract will include an element of payment by results.
The values below equate to the minimum value if a three year contract was awarded and the maximum value should a contract be extended, i.e. a five year contract.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 12 000 000 and 30 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Initial contract 3 years, option to extend for a further 2 years entirely at the discretion of Wolverhampton City Council.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (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:

Details of the deposits and bonds required by the Council will be set out in the Contract documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details of the main terms and conditions of financing and payment will be set out in the Contract documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Jointly and severally liable.
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: All bidders will be asked to confirm in a pre-qualification questionnaire that none of the conditions set out in Article 45 of Directive 2004/18/EC apply to their organisation or expression of interest.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Bidders will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire consistent with the provisions of Directive 2004/18/EC.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Bidders will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire consistent with the provisions of Directive 2004/18/EC.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire 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

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire documentation.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 034-054933 of 18.2.2012

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: 14.5.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

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

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

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

Multi party applications.
— Those organisations who wish to submit a multiparty bid must select a Lead Service Provider who will enter into the contract with Wolverhampton City Council if successful,
— The Lead Provider must submit a full pre-qualification questionnaire response, it is also their responsibility to ensure that each sub party completes and passes the minimum standards questionnaire (a copy to the Minimum Standards Questionnaire is included within the supporting notes document),
— Within the pre-qualification questionnaire the Lead Service Provider will be required to submit details of the multiple parties to the bid and provide documentary evidence that each sub party has passed the minimum standards questionnaire,
— At tender Stage the Lead Service Provider must submit evidence that the Multi Party has formed a legal entity or have entered into a Memorandum of association for delivery of this Contract.
The Council reserves the right to cancel the procurement and not to proceed with the contract.
The Council also reserves the right not to award a contract or to award a contract for parts or part of the services only.
The Council will not, under any circumstances, reimburse any expense incurred by bidders in preparing their PQQ or tender submissions.
The Council notes that the award of the contract may involve a transfer of employment undertakings pursuant to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006, and will clarify the position with the applicants during the tender process.
This is a voluntary contract notice for a part B contract.
Following Contract award the Service Provider will be required to contribute to the delivery of economic and social regeneration objectives within the area where substance misuse services are to be delivered. Further information will be provided at tender stage.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See VI.4.2

Body responsible for mediation procedures

See VI.4.2

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Council has voluntarily decided to incorporate a standstill period at the point when information on the proposed award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.
The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of ten calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by any breach of the Council’s obligations may 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:19.4.2012