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Alcohol and Illicit Drug Treatment Service Re-commissioning

Meeting: 25/08/2016 - Executive (Item 36)

36 Re-procurement of Alcohol & Drug Treatment and Recovery Services pdf icon PDF 194 KB

This report seeks Executive approval to approach the market for the tendering of an adult alcohol and illicit drug misuse harm reduction, treatment and recovery service and for the awarding of the contract being delegated to the Director of Public Health.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:  That the Executive agree to:

 

(i)           Authorise officers within City of York Council to approach the market to inform the commissioning and procurement of an alcohol and illicit drug misuse service for adults from July 2017.

 

(ii)          Authorise the Director of Public Health to accept the highest scoring tender, in accordance with evaluation criteria and award a contract.

 

 

(iii)        Support the direction of travel for young people’s substance misuse services and the integration of substance misuse for children and young people into the wider offer for children, young people and families being developed as part of the new delivery model for early intervention and prevention in York.

Reason:     To enable substance misuse treatment and recovery services to be available to York residents that are value for money and responsive to local need.

 

Minutes:

The Executive considered a report which sought authorisation to approach the market for the tendering of an adult alcohol and illicit drug misuse harm reduction, treatment and recovery service and the delegation of the award of the contract to the Director of Public Health.

Members noted that the proposal was to develop a model for young people’s substance misuse services along side the current work for early interventions. Also that consultation had been undertaken with a range of partners with further engagement proposed to include service recipients. It was also noted that it was intended to award a new 3 year contract with an option to extend this by 2 years, up to a maximum of 7 years, subject to performance. With Department of Health cuts to Public Health Grant allocations and projected further reductions a budget reduction of £550k was proposed over the first 5 years of the contact.

Officers highlighted the implications and risks and confirmed that to mitigate these the contact provider would be required to work with the Council as a development partner to provide a safe transition.

Members highlighted the importance of early intervention to improve recovery outcomes and it was

Resolved:  That the Executive agree to:

 

(i)           Authorise officers within City of York Council to approach the market to inform the commissioning and procurement of an alcohol and illicit drug misuse service for adults from July 2017.

 

(ii)          Authorise the Director of Public Health to accept the highest scoring tender, in accordance with evaluation criteria and award a contract.

 

 

(iii)        Support the direction of travel for young people’s substance misuse services and the integration of substance misuse for children and young people into the wider offer for children, young people and families being developed as part of the new delivery model for early intervention and prevention in York. 1.

Reason:     To enable substance misuse treatment and recovery services to be available to York residents that are value for money and responsive to local need.

 


 

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