Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and its partners are seeking expressions of interest from organisations who wish to join a standing list of providers offering a range of specialist and non specialist Tier 4 inpatient alcohol and/or drugs Detox provision (lot 1) and a range of abstinence-based primary and secondary residential rehabilitation treatment services (lot 2) to be accessible to residents of Tameside and Glossop which will offer flexible treatment packages suitable for the differing level of service user need and complexity. Interested organisations are reminded that this tender is for inclusion on a standing list only and once approved, all placements will be subject to a panel process.
We are committed to reducing substance misuse related harm in Tameside and Glossop by supporting people who misuse drugs and alcohol to change so that these substances no longer have a detrimental effect on their lives or those of their families and friends. We commission a range of services that work together across the spectrum of prevention to recovery delivering a range of interventions that enable Service users to become free from alcohol and drug harm.
Lot 1 – inpatient Detox.
The aim of the service is to provide short episodes of Tier 4 inpatient alcohol and/or drug detoxification with 24 hour medical cover and multidisciplinary team support, as described below. The service exists to provide both stabilisation and crisis management, depending on the individual needs of the service user.
The objectives of the service are:
— To provide a period of drug-free recovery as appropriate,
— To provide supervised medication to prevent withdrawal symptoms from alcohol dependency alongside the clinical management of related and other medical conditions,
— To provide effective psychological interventions, such as cognitive behavioural therapy and relapse prevention therapy,
— To reduce the use of illicit or non-prescribed and other drugs,
— To facilitate, support and maximise the opportunities for abstinence from alcohol and drugs,
— To improve overall personal, social and family functioning.
Lot 2 – residential rehabilitation.
The aim of the abstinence-based primary and secondary residential rehabilitation treatment service is to provide:
— A supportive and therapeutic environment as a key component of the recovery ethos of the service provision,
— A care planned structured rehabilitation programme designed around the health, social and psychological needs of an individual service user,
— Specialist support to provide a route out of dependency on drugs and/or alcohol and re-integration into the community.
The objectives of the service are to:
— Sustain alcohol and/or drug-free abstinence in particular to follow on from detoxification,
— Provide effective psychological interventions, such as cognitive behavioural therapy and relapse prevention therapy to understand and deal with addiction,
— Develop a plan for psychological support to help a service user address any underlying trauma,
— Provide strategies to move away from the use of illicit or non-prescribed and other drugs and to overcome dependency on alcohol,
— Facilitate, support and maximise the opportunities for abstinence from alcohol and drugs as part of a re-integration strategy,
— Improve overall personal, social and family functioning,
— Encourage mutual support as a means for sustaining abstinence,
— Deliver a realistic reintegration plan to allow a service user to reenter their local community. This may involve plans for resettlement.
Providers interested in applying to be placed on the standing list for the above services should complete an Organisational Questionnaire (OQ) and a Tender Submission Questionnaire. All OQ and Tender Submission Questionnaire documentation must be completed and submitted electronically by using Pro Contract through www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk by the due date of 28.1.2013 (12:00).
Documents are available via Pro Contract; go to www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk.
If you are interested in submitting for inclusion on the Approved List but are unsure about the electronic tendering process, please contact in writing: Kim Greeves, Joint Commissioning and Performance Management Team, Council Offices, Wellington Road, OL6 6DL Ashton-Under-Lyne, UNITED KINGDOM, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Adult Services, Council Offices, Wellington Road
For the attention of: Mrs Kim Greeves
OL6 6DL Ashton-under-Lyne
Telephone: +44 1613423656
General address of the contracting authority: www.tameside.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: TMBC
North West Portal www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk URL: www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk
Contract value: Estimated value excluding VAT: 200 000 GBP
Published: 5 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 21 Jan 2013
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