II.2.3) Place of performance
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
These interventions will be carried out within both an agency and community setting utilising an ‘opt out’ ethos to ensure those at risk prevent harming themselves and others. Peer support and a buddy system should be utilised throughout all stages to improve uptake of all harm reduction initiatives. In addition, the service will provide assertive outreach, ensuring all Horizon drug and alcohol and Hep C clients re-engage and are motivated to access treatment. The service will offer a safe, non-judgemental environment in which all adults can address the harms caused by their problematic and dependent drug and alcohol use.
This service will also provide non-clinical, coordinated support for individuals who are living with/are affected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis C: sex workers: the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community; populations at high risk of poor sexual health for example sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM).
Non-clinical sexual health support will be offered by way of outreach working, development and coordination of STI screening (to include Hep C testing for sex workers) through self test kits provided by the specialist sexual health services and syphilis/HIV point of care testing, through kits provided by this service, sexual health education including the promotion of long acting reversible contraception, condom distribution, peer support programmes, support groups (including supportive activities such as befriending) and harm minimisation. The service will provide a responsive, professional and independent counselling service for those living with and affected by HIV and survivors of sexual violence and will ensure that appropriate non-clinical support in all areas, e.g. benefits, housing, is available to all accessing the service.
II.2.6) Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 525 000.00 GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds:
II.2.14) Additional information
Due to the sensitive and complex nature of the provision of this service the Council is awarding the contract for the period of 1.4.2020 – 31.3.2023 with the ability to extend for a further 1 + 1 years (subject to budget availability and satisfactory review), full details are provided in the procurement documents.