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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Blackpool: Drugs and Alcohol Adult Harm Reduction and Non Clinical Sexual Adult Health Harm Reduction Services
Document Ref:
437141-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Blackpool Council
Date Published:
17 September 2019
Deadline Date:
04 October 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

The service will provide a locally accessible, effective, first point of contact for harm reduction initiatives for individuals misusing drugs and alcohol. The service will offer sustainable harm reduction initiatives including thorough blood borne virus provision, needle exchange for opiate users, steroid needle exchange pilot, Naloxone and respond with effective harm reduction interventions to address emerging harms associated with new drug misusing trends and patterns.

Notice Details

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Blackpool Council

PO Box 4

Blackpool

FY1 1NA

UK

Contact person: Mrs Helen Thompson

Telephone: +44 1253478760

E-mail: helen.thompson@blackpool.gov.uk

NUTS: UKD42

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.blackpool.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.blackpool.gov.uk/

I.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://procontract.due-north.com


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Drugs and Alcohol Adult Harm Reduction, Assertive Outreach together with Non Clinical Sexual Adult Health Harm Reduction Services

Reference number: DN429671

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85140000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The service will provide a locally accessible, effective, first point of contact for harm reduction initiatives for individuals misusing drugs and alcohol. The service will offer sustainable harm reduction initiatives including thorough blood borne virus provision, needle exchange for opiate users, steroid needle exchange pilot, Naloxone and respond with effective harm reduction interventions to address emerging harms associated with new drug misusing trends and patterns.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKD42

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: No

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.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 04/10/2019

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) 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.

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

12/09/2019

Current Notes