Adult Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

A Tender Notice

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Contract (Services)
3 year
13 Jul 2022
01 Feb 2023 to 31 Jan 2026
12 Aug 2022 12:00



West Midlands:

Geochart for 1 buyers and 0 suppliers


Sandwell Council are looking to secure a high quality, accessible and equitable service for Sandwell adults aged 18 and over who are at risk of or are currently experiencing negative impacts as a result of their alcohol and/or drug use. The service will ensure provision of pharmacological and psychosocial support intervention provision aimed at those with potential or established needs. The service will ultimately contribute towards reducing drug and alcohol related deaths and harms, as well as reducing unmet need. Service delivery will sit within the context of the National Drug Strategy. The National Drug Strategy brings with it ambitions for increased treatment service capacity and quality resourced from associated grant funding (the Supplemental Substance Misuse Treatment & Recovery Grant - SSMTRG). The SSMTRG grant funding is additional to Local Authority expenditure on services and must be spent according to a specific menu of interventions focused on reducing drug and alcohol related harms and deaths. The grant funding is subject to annual confirmation covering the financial years 2022/23, 2023/24, and 2024/25. The service will be expected to incorporate relevant and appropriate use of any additional SSMTRG funds to enhance treatment delivery in line with National Drug Strategy requirements

Total Quantity or Scope

Please refer to ITT document. Additional information: 3 Years from 1 February 2023 to 31 January 2026, with the option to extend, subject to review, for up to a further maximum period of 2 Years from 01 February 2026 to 31 January 2028

CPV Codes

  • 85323000 - Community health services
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 98300000 - Miscellaneous services

Other Information

The Tender Document(s) will be made available to suppliers who Express Interest on the Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Tendering Portal. To access the portal please click the following link You will be required to log into an existing account or register a new one. Once logged in, from the top menu bar click on "Tenders" to list all the current opportunities. Once you have found the relevant opportunity you should click on "View Details" in order to Express Interest. Closing date for submission of Tenders is 13:00 Hours, 12 August 2022 ** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** Participants are advised that as the services sought pursuant to this notice are health services and therefore subject to the "light touch regime" as set out in regulations 74-77 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 it is not subject to the full obligations of the Procurement Directive but are nonetheless subject to the general obligations of transparency, equal treatment and non-discrimination. Participants should not infer from any references to the authority using a process or tender documents which are similar to one of the mandatory procedures that the authority is following one of those procedures. The authority is following its own tender process akin to the open procedure for this procurement. The authority reserves the right to award the contract in whole or part, to cancel or amend the tender process, not award the contract in whole or part, and does not bind itself to accept any tender. The authority reserves the right to makes any changes it sees fit to the content and structure of the procurement competition and shall not be liable in any circumstances for any costs, or expenses incurred by any economic organisation in responding to this notice or in tendering for the contract. The contract is for an initial term of up to 3 years with the option of extension/s of up to a further 2 years. Potential suppliers should note that in accordance with UK Government's policies on transparency the authority may decide to publish the ITT and other tender documents and text from the contract awarded subject to possible redaction at the discretion of the authority. To comply with the public sector equality duties the successful contractor will be expected to comply with the equality and diversity legislation in executing this contract. As a minimum standard the authority utilises the common standard for equalities in public procurement. If you are not currently subject to UK legislation, documentary evidence of your compliance of equivalent legislation which is designed to eliminate discrimination and to promote equality of opportunity in the Country where you are registered will be required. Under this procurement, the contractor will be required to support the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012. The contract mainly reflects services currently being provided by existing organisations, and therefore the EC Acquired Rights Directive 2001/23/EC as amended and/or the transfer of undertakings (protection of employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) may apply to this contract. TUPE information will be made available to those organisations who complete and return a signed data processing and confidentiality agreement, we request these are submitted at the earliest opportunity through a correspondence on the Intend procurement portal. This opportunity will not be split up into multiple lots. This decision was made as the provision of drug and alcohol treatment interventions requires a holistic approach to client care and support. The service is required to support service users who present with multiple, often complex, needs, requiring support at a very vulnerable time. The service needs to delivered in a way which is service user experience focused and helps to reduce the number of transfers of care and support, which allows them to focus on their recovery journey rather than navigating different referral and assessment processes across multiple providers/lots. Provision of drug and alcohol treatment interventions can also ensure public monies are spent more efficiently through delivery mechanisms and systems that aid economies of scale. To tender for this provision, please visit to access the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal; from the homepage click "Register" to complete the registration process. In the business classifications tab choose 151510 Healthcare - Public Health. Once logged in, click on "Tenders" from the top menu bar to list all the current opportunities. Once you have found the provision of stop smoking service opportunity click on "View Details". You will then have access to the "Express Interest" button at the bottom of the screen which will provide you with immediate access to the procurement documents and related documents. If you require any further help in respect of the supplier portal please contact the In-tend Support Team on 0844272 8810.