Expressions of interest for an Integrated Health Service for Young People (Sexual Health and Substance Misuse) in Southwark.

Southwark Council is seeking to invite competitive tenders for the provision of an Integrated Health Service for Young People (focusing primarily on Sexual Health and Substance Misuse) located within the geographical boundaries of the London Borough of Southwark.

Our vision is for an integrated wellbeing service for Southwark’s young people up to their 25’th birthday, focusing on the provision of evidence-based interventions, advice and clinical services to help young people make healthier choices around alcohol, drugs and sexual health. The service will be delivered from a hub within the borough as well as through targeted outreach and will be expected to engage other local resources and services to help meet young people’s identified needs including promoting mental wellbeing and resilience.

The tender will comprise of one lot inclusive of both sexual health and substance misuse treatment provision and it is anticipated that the contract will be awarded to a single provider or lead provider as part of a consortia arrangement. There is a requirement for all bidders who wish to express an interest in the service, including all parties in consortia, to complete a Selection Questionnaire, further details of which will be supplied at the Bidders’ Event.

A maximum annual contract value of up to, and including, £451,000 is offered with a mandatory percentage division between both types of service provision set out in the tender documents. It is expected that the contract will commence on Friday 1 December 2017 for an initial period of three years and four months (with an option to extend for one further period of one year at the discretion of the council). It is the authority’s view that the provisions of the European Council Directive 2001/23/23/EC of 12 March 2001 TUPE will apply.

An initial Bidders’ Event will take place at 9.30am (for 10am start) on Wednesday 12 April 2017 at Southwark Council, 160 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2QH.

Please register your intention to attend the Bidders’ Event via email: AdminDAAT@southwark.gov.uk by 4pm on Monday 10 April 2017. Places are limited to a maximum of 2 representatives per organisation.

The tender will be conducted using e-procurement via London Portals. Interested organisations can register at https://procontract.due-north.com For any questions regarding this tender please email: AdminDAAT@southwark.gov.uk

It is anticipated that the tender will be posted on London Portals by 5pm on Monday 3 April 2017.

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