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- 03 Nov 2022
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Community Drug and Alcohol Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Service
|1|| Humankind Charity (Durham) |
can be extended up to a maximum of 60months
- 85000000 - Health and social work services
- Options are available.
The Council believes that the decision to award a new contract to Humankind Charity for the provision of an Integrated Community Drug and Alcohol Service is permitted pursuant to Regulation 32(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 which states: The negotiated procedure without prior publication may be used for public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts in any of the following cases:- (b) where the works, supplies or services can be supplied only by a particular economic operator for any of the following reasons:- (ii) competition is absent for technical reasons,...but only....where no reasonable alternative or substitute exists and the absence of competition is not the result of an artificial narrowing down of the parameters of the procurement;" 36 The section below sets out the technical reasons required by Regulation 32(2)(b)(ii) that the Council would rely on to justify its decision. (i ) In February 2022, OHID announced significant new investment (Supplementary Grant) aimed at delivering a world-class treatment and recovery system over the life of the new national 10-year drug strategy, From Harm to Hope, through rebuilding local drug treatment and recovery services, including for young people and offenders. The only option available to the council to effectively implement this change immediately in line with the grant requirements, was to work with the existing well-performing providers, and the proposals described within this report will enable this joint work to continue and build on the investment already completed in 2022/23. (ii) In addition to the funding confirmed and invested for 2022/23, OHID announced significant increased indicative amounts for the following 2 years. The Council is already working with the existing providers and key local partners to develop an effective plan for this new funding (including a recruitment and workforce strategy). New contractual arrangements are therefore required to implement this plan and deliver the intended outcomes in addition to achieving best value. (iii) The long-term contractual arrangements described within this report align with the timescales of the new national strategy, provides certainty to the city's drug and alcohol workforce and drives innovation within the service. In addition, it provides Forward Leeds consortium members the opportunity to strengthen their integration and partnership work within the local health system and partnership structures such as the Leeds Street Support Team. (iv) This proposal enables Leeds to continue to benefit from an outstanding and high-performing service, whilst preventing significant disruption to service users. It is well-evidenced that service performance drops when significant contractual changes occur, and this would cause a loss of value and momentum to the joint development work already taken place.
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