Contract for a buckinghamshire children and young people substance misuse support service

Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) is redesigning the children and young people substance misuse support system in Buckinghamshire.  The new service will be a combined tier 2 and tier 3 that will work across the whole of the county. The new service will commence on the 1st October 2018 and will include innovative harm reduction, brief advice and information, drop in facility, structured support, links with Early Help and Safeguarding, Hidden Harm support  

BCC will be running a tender process during this year and the resulting contract will be awarded for an initial period of four years with the option to extend it further by up to two years. Extension options will be dependent on performance and subject to ongoing available funding. The value of the contract will be circa three hundred thousand pounds per annum.

The Council is of the opinion that Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) may apply to this contract.

The Council is holding a Provider Information Event in relation to this tender on:

Tuesday 30th January 2018 10am – 1pm

BCC, Exhibition Suite Room 1, Market Square, Aylesbury

We would like to invite interested parties to attend the event which will include:

  • Information about the substance misuse needs of children and young people in Buckinghamshire
  • Information on the new service model
  • Information on the strategic direction for children and young people substance misuse prevention work
  • An opportunity to meet commissioners
  • Information on the procurement process including key dates

To book a place at the Provider Information Event please email  Please note that due to limited space we can only accommodate two people per organisation For any general questions regarding the event contact Becky Carlile on 01296 387061.

Attendance at the Provider Event will not give any advantage to potential bidders nor will your organisation be disadvantaged by not attending the event. All information provided at the Provider Event will be published on the Buckinghamshire Business Portal (the Portal) at

The Council uses the Portal to advertise tender opportunities and run its tender processes. To access the tender documents you will need to register on the Portal at We anticipate that the tender documents will be published on the Buckinghamshire Business Portal in February 2018