Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Core Community Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

The Integrated Commissioning Department of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the City of Westminster (the Authorities) are seeking to commission a Contractor to deliver a community-based Core Drugs and Alcohol Specific Treatment Intervention Service (the Service). The Service will be broken down into Lot 1 Substance Misuse Treatment Service and Lot 2 Alcohol Specific Treatment Intervention Service. Contractors can choose to bid for Lot 1 only, Lot 2 only, or both Lot 1 and Lot 2. The Government's updated Drug Strategy 2017 emphasises community-based recovery, promoting partnerships, service-user involvement and increased support for families. The Service will be driving an asset-based model that builds on the strengths of individuals. There will be culture of active service user involvement and personalisation to support reducing harm and sustained recovery from dependence. It will respond to the changing substance misuse trends and needs of residents. Integral to this will be earlier intervention and improved targeted provision and treatment for older people, women, families, BAME communities, those involved with the criminal justice system and residents with housing need. There will be a specialised outward facing alcohol service which will work closely with communities, primary care and provide a hospital alcohol liaison service. The aims of the Service are to: - deliver services across the Authorities to respond flexibly to the emerging trends, including those following COVID-19, and the changing substance misuse needs of residents; - to further embed the culture of active and innovative methods of Service User involvement which permeate Services' delivery; - to embody an ethos of ambition for individual success and demonstrate a proactive approach using entrepreneurship, in increasing opportunities for individual success and sustainable recovery; and - deliver clinical interventions by qualified medical staff that operate within clear clinical governance guidelines. The contract will be for a period of five (5) years, with the option to extend for a further two (2) years in aggregate. Please note the maximum price limit available for the full seven (7) year contract period is £33,000,000 for Lot 1 and £14,000,000 for Lot 2. Any Tenderer who exceeds this price within their bid will be excluded from this Tender. The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address. Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:


Westminster City Council
64 Victoria Street

Contract value: 47000000

Published: 4 Aug 2020, Receipt by: 4 Sep 2020