Tender for Residential Substance Use Medically Managed Detoxification Service

Tender for Residential Substance Use Medically Managed Detoxification Service

To deliver a residential medically managed detoxification service for substance users resident in Sefton.

United Kingdom-Bootle: Health and social work services

2020/S 224-552002

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Sefton Council
Postal address: 1st Floor Magdalen House, Trinity Road
Town: Bootle
Postal code: L20 3NJ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Stuart Bate
E-mail: stuart.bate@sefton.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1519344288
Fax: +44 1519344579
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.sefton.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sefton.gov.uk/


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

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


The Provision of a Residential Substance Use Medically Managed Detoxification Service


Reference number: DN509399

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000 Health and social work services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Sefton Council intends to secure the services of experienced and suitably qualified organisations to deliver a residential medically managed detoxification service for substance users resident in Sefton. A residential medically managed service is required for individuals wishing to realise a drug and/or alcohol-free life, but whose physical or mental health, family or social circumstances makes it unlikely that the person is able to realise this goal in a community setting.


II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 800 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.3)Place of performance


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:


Sefton Council wish to procure, through an OJEU Light-Touch Regime tender process, a residential medically managed detoxification service that meets local needs, in order to award a new contract. Submissions will be invited from suitably experienced and qualified organisations to deliver this service as the sole contractor. Subcontracting will not be acceptable, and will lead to a fail at the pass/fail section. A residential bedded unit must be available within 15 miles of the Sefton border in order to pass at the pass/fail section.

This is due to the fact that service users will be residents of Sefton and it is believed that individuals are more likely to undergo a successful detoxification if they are able to maintain social and family networks during this critical treatment period. Additionally a significant number of individuals are likely to have either a dual diagnoses which require external medical treatment or may need contact with adult social care or housing support on discharge into the community, consequently a service within or close to Sefton is best placed to facilitate these important referrals.

This service will cater for adults 18 years and over and the value of the contract will include the cost of all medications required by the service user. The local authority would expect the provider to work with existing partners and use existing referral pathways that have been developed across the drug and alcohol treatment system including those between adult social care, housing support services, hospitals and specialist health care providers, other residential detoxification services and residential rehabilitation programmes.

The contract will have a duration of 5 years from the commencement date with 2 x 12-month extension options available.

This procurement is being undertaken in accordance with section 7 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, also know as the ‘Light Touch’ regime under the EU Procurement Directives.


II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Quality criterion – Name: Social value / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 800 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 84
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract will either be renewed after 60, 72 or 84 months dependent on whether some or all of the extension options are taken or not.


II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

There are 2 x 12-month extension options available after 60 months and 72 months respectively.


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 IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

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

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

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

Date: 14/12/2020
Local time: 12:00
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: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14/12/2020
Local time: 12:05

Electronic seal will be removed on the Chest portal.


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Either 60, 72 or 80 months dependent on extension options being taken or not.


VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Sefton Council
Postal address: Corporate Legal Services Department, Ground Floor Magdelen House, Trinity Rd
Town: Bootle
Postal code: L20 3NJ
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: