Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Southend-on-Sea Drug & Alcohol Early Intervention, Treatment and Recovery System

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is reshaping the current drug and alcohol treatment and recovery support services available across the borough and are inviting expressions of interest from suitably experienced and qualified service providers capable of providing an outcome-focussed prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery substance misuse system. The Council is seeking to procure, for individuals aged 18 and over, a complementary range of early intervention, treatment and recovery system lots, which will work together as an effective outcome-focused substance misuse system that encourages, supports and empowers individuals to take responsibility and control of their lives. The contract is split into 5 lots that cover the following services: Lot 1 - Case Management Service This service will co-ordinate the care of individuals throughout their recovery journey; maintaining a focus on outcomes; integrating and co-ordinating service delivery by working jointly with other agencies and services, including specialist treatment services. Lot 2 - Specialist prescribing service To provide a range of appropriate pharmacological interventions to assist individuals to address their drug and/or alcohol use, ensuring that these interventions are supported and complemented by appropriate psychosocial interventions and other treatment service elements. Lot 3 - Structured psychosocial intervention service To provide a range of formal structured psychosocial interventions, as recommended by Public Health England under Core Dataset N, to those accessing substance misuse treatment. Lot 4 - Recovery support service and Advocacy The service will provide a recovery community organisation anchored in the heart of the community which embeds and promotes a recovery vision. It will work with other aspects of the 'system' and support delivery of systems wide objectives, including reducing stigma, developing recovery leaders, delivering targeted advocacy in line with The Advocacy Charter, developing employment pathways, and developing and embedding resources for sustained recovery within Southend. Lot 5 - Severe & Multiple Disadvantage Service This service will seek to engage and motivate people facing complex needs to access and engage with services to meet their health, social care, accommodation and potentially recovery objectives. This service will provide assertive outreach to the 'complex needs' client group, including chronically excluded adults, and the Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) agenda. Tenderers may bid for more than one lot, but if you bid for multiple lots including Lot 1, and are successful for more than one of these (including Lot 1), your organisation must take the decision which contract you wish to accept. If you select Lot 1 then you cannot also deliver any of the other contracted Lots. You may bid for lots 2-5 and may be successful for more than one lot.

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Contract value: 16333000

Published: 12 Jun 2017, Receipt by: 27 Jul 2017