Aycliffe Secure Children's Home Psychosocial Substance Misuse Service.
NHS England: Cumbria and the North East | Published November 18, 2015 - Deadline December 11, 2015
NHS England is seeking to procure a Psychosocial Substance Misuse Service in Aycliffe Secure Children's Home.
The contract on offer will be for a period of 3 years.
The Service has 3 overarching outcomes that align with the outcomes for Young People's substance misuse services in the community.
— Reduce the harm caused from the use of drugs, smoking and alcohol by children and Young People;
— Improve the health, social and family functioning of children and young people;
— Reduce crime and reoffending.
The service is to provide substance misuse specific psychosocial interventions to all young people who require targeted or specialist interventions resident within the Secure Children's Home.
There is often an overlap between substance misuse, mental health and learning disability problems; it is imperative that the service builds a close working relationship with the CAMHS provider to ensure that a joint care planned approach and multi-agency care plan review process is in place. This will require working in partnership with GP’s, primary care nurses, consultants, CAMHS colleagues, Home staff and other key stakeholders.
The Provider will deliver a psychosocial substance misuse service providing all appropriate interventions. The psychosocial service provider will ensure:
— Comprehensive assessment of substance related need;
— Evidence based support/interventions addressing both targeted and specialist substance misuse need;
— Continuity of care on release or transfer.
The basic principles of the open procurement route will be forwarded for this procurement to test the capacity, capability and technical competence of Tenderers in accordance with Part B regime of The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Regulation 120 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provides for a temporary exemption for NHS healthcare procurements before 18.4.2016.
Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the Contracting Authority must consider:
(a) how what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area where it exercises its functions, and
(b) how, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing that improvement.
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