Substance Misuse Support Service – Wokingham

Substance Misuse Support Service – Wokingham

The service will support adults, young people, families and carers with substance misuse issues within/across a community setting.

United Kingdom-Wokingham: Health and social work services

2020/S 177-428667

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Wokingham Borough Council
Postal address: Civic Offices, Shute End
Town: Wokingham
NUTS code: UKJ11 Berkshire
Postal code: RG40 1BN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Natasha Jones
E-mail: address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Substance Misuse Support Service


Reference number: DN497613

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000 Health and social work services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Wokingham Borough Council has recently published its new community vision aiming for safe, strong communities which protect and safeguard our children, young and vulnerable people, offering quality care and support, at the right time, to prevent the need for long term care. Integral to the vision is the corporate delivery plan which states how we will work together to shape services to meet needs of our residents, empowers them to live independent and healthy lives. Currently our fully-integrated substance misuse service contract expires end of March 2021.


II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ11 Berkshire

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:


The integrated drugs and alcohol recovery service needs to be delivered in line with an evidence based practice model that attracts and engages substance misusers into treatment and promotes full sustained recovery from drugs and/or alcohol misuse which is also known as substance misuse. The service will support adults, young people, families and carers with substance misuse issues within/across a community setting(s), it will empower residents to maintain a healthy and satisfying lifestyle and protect their family and friends around them from any further harm associated with substance misuse.

It is anticipated that the contract will be let for a 5 years term with a potential extension of up to 2 years subject to good performance.

Service scope includes:

• early intervention and prevention (including assertive outreach)

• assessment, care planning, co-ordination, pathways and review

• harm reduction; specialist needle exchange; pharmacy needle exchange; including needle exchange packs; needle waste; and prevention of drug related deaths, injury and overdose including naloxone

• pharmacological interventions including supervised consumption and delivery of a shared care system

• interventions to reduce crime, reoffending and anti-social behaviour

• freedom from dependence on alcohol

• access to residential detoxification, treatment and aftercare

• focus on safeguarding children, families, adults with care and support needs and carers

• recovery and aftercare

• effective user and carer involvement

• access to mutual aid and peer support

• support to access employment, training, education and volunteering

• support to access and sustain suitable accommodation

• interventions aimed at improving mental and physical health and wellbeing

• drug and alcohol behaviour change digital approach

• general prescribing

• shared care

• needle exchange.

Not within service scope:

• funding for residential detoxification, treatment and aftercare is not included in the value of this contract.


II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The term of the contract may be extended for two periods of 1 year; subject to satisfactory performance, funding availability and mutual agreement between the parties.


II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Details contained within the tender documents.


III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 127-312163

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 13/10/2020
Local time: 00:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14/10/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court of Justice of England and Wales
Postal address: 7 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane
Town: London
Postal code: EC4A 1NL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079477156
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The relevant deadlines depend on the specific nature of the remedies required and are defined in Regulations 93 and 94 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.


VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: The Cabinet Office
Postal address: 70 Whitehall
Town: London
Postal code: SW1A 2AS
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: