Tender for the Provision of an Adult Substance Misuse Treatment Service

Tender for the Provision of an Adult Substance Misuse Treatment Service

The Metropolitan Borough Council of Sefton intends to secure the services of experienced and suitably qualified organisations to provide Adult Substance Misuse Services across the Borough of Sefton.

Sefton Council
Tender for the Provision of an Adult Substance Misuse Treatment Service
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The Metropolitan Borough Council of Sefton intends to secure the services of experienced and suitably qualified organisations to provide Adult Substance Misuse Services across the Borough of Sefton.
 
Our vision is to establish a recovery orientated, evidence-based, client centric substance misuse treatment service for individuals and families in Sefton. We want our clients to have personalised and structured support to help them with their recovery by addressing the reasons, consequences and harms that flow from all forms of substance misuse so as to allow them to get control back of their lives. Service users shall be able to enter the treatment system at any point in their dependency journey with the service response shaped according to their recovery needs.We expect the services could be delivered by a single Contractor, or a consortia of agencies working in partnership, exercising effective “end to end” accountability for all elements of the treatment service in accordance with Commissioners specified requirements and local needs assessments. This will be a substantially different service to those services currently commissioned.

Where a partnership/consortium bid is made, a single lead bidder must be nominated and each partnership/consortium member will be required to become jointly and severally liable.  In the case of a partnership/consortium bid, the Authority reserves the right to require that the successful group of bidders form a single lead entity for the purpose of satisfactory performance of the contract. Bidders must provide an explanation and a diagram of the proposed partnership/consortium’s structure.

Financial information requested in this document should be provided by all the partnership/consortium’s members, if applicable. The partnership/consortium must identify who will bear the financial risk associated with provision of services under the contractual Agreement. If financial risk is to be borne by more than one partnership/consortium members, information should be provided on how the risk is to be allocated.

All partnership/consortium members need to complete and sign individual Part A tender questionnaires to accompany the ITT submission. The partnership/consortium members cannot change during the course of both the tender process/stage and subsequent contract period.

Organisations will need to demonstrate a proven track record in providing adult substance misuse treatment services within the community along with criminal justice interventions. They will also be required to demonstrate that they are capable of meeting the service specification and quality standards required by the Council.

The integrated, recovery orientated substance misuse treatment service (drugs and alcohol) shall be available to all Sefton residents aged 18 years and over, with a substance misuse problem as well as their families, carers and partners.  Young people and children aged 17 years and under shall be referred to Sefton Young Peoples Substance Misuse Team. In case whereby young people require additional support following their 18th birthday the Sefton Young People Substance Misuse Team will facilitate a co-ordinated transition to adult substance misuse services, in accordance with local transition protocols
 
Service provision shall be available a minimum of 5 days a week Monday – Fridays including evenings (9am-9pm). Flexible provision is also required for weekends. It is acknowledged that the Contractors premises will not be open on Bank holidays. The Contractor shall have appropriate contingency arrangements in place to support service users over holiday shutdown periods.

Contact:
Mr Stuart Bate
Email Address:
stuart.bate@sefton.gov.uk
Telephone:
0151 934 4288
Fax:
0151 934 4579
Address:
The Town Hall
Trinity Road
Bootle
Merseyside
L20 7AE
United Kingdom
Key Dates
01/09/2013
31/08/2018
07/02/2013 13:00
07/03/2013 13:00
Other Information
24 (months)
36 (months)
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