ASC0255 - Leicester Substance Misuse Treatment Services

A Pre-Procurement Notice

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7 year
25 Jan 2021
01 Apr 2022 to 31 Mar 2029
10 Feb 2021 23:59



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1 buyer


Leicester City Council is seeking to co-commission an Integrated Substance Misuse Treatment Service across Leicester, incorporating community-based services for adults and young people, including criminal justice pathways. The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland local authorities originally intended to co-commission a single service for the residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR). This is now not possible and Leicester City Council now needs to explore the challenges and opportunities around a service commissioned just for the residents of Leicester City only. The Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire and the National Probation Service were part of the original LLR co-commissioned approach and although they still wish to be co-commissioners for the criminal justice pathways, the exact modelling for how this can be achieved still needs to be determined. The Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire and the National Probation Service remain interested in hearing the provider experience of delivering criminal justice services as part of an integrated substance misuse service. Current contracts for this service end on 31 March 2022 and the Commissioners are reviewing their substance misuse services to inform their future commissioning and procurement activity.

CPV Codes

  • 85000000 - Health and social work services
  • 98000000 - Other community, social and personal services


  • Contract is suitable for SMEs.
  • Contract is suitable for VCOs.

Other Information

As part of the commissioning process, the Council is undertaking further soft market testing. This gives potential providers and other stakeholders the opportunity to express their interests and feed in their views about the commissioning proposals. This process does not constitute a formal tender or other competitive bidding process and will not result in the letting of a Contract. The Council is using this process solely to test the market to gather information and ascertain the level of interest in this particular Service. There are therefore no formal criteria which will be used to judge your responses, and it is not our intention to provide any feedback. We would encourage you to respond if you feel this is something your organisation may have an interest in. If you would like to participate in this Soft Market Testing, then please click on the link below to access and complete the Soft Market Testing questionnaire located below and then email your completed questionnaire to the email address with the subject heading: 'Completed SMT Q - SMTS' before or by no later than 12:00 hours on 10th February 2021. Please note this is not a call for competition. The Council welcomes the opportunity to engage with and appreciate your assistance in providing us with your views. However you should note that in any subsequent procurement exercise the Council will have to comply with our legal obligations and that neither the intention nor the purpose of this soft market testing exercise is to confer any advantage upon its participation in any future procurement process. Associated Documents Advert