Decision details

Award of Contract - Substance Misuse Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Following the Permission to Procure Substance Misuse service paper to cabinet in March 2015 Cabinet will be asked to award the contract for substance misuse services to the successful bidder. The contract will begin on the 1st October 2015, the total value will be 4.2million per annum.
Substance Misuses services offer service users a range of interventions including medical and recovery based therapies to overcome drug and alcohol dependence. These services are located across Cumbria in drug and alcohol centres, GP practices and pharmacies.


Cabinet considered a report from the Corporate Director – Environment and Community Services which sought  approval to award a contract based on the outcome of the tendering process to appoint a provider of the Substance Misuse Service for a period of 4 years from October 2015 (with an extension of up to 12 months). 


The Substance Misuse Service was advertised on the Chest from 8 April 2015 with the closing date for submissions being 20 May.  By the closing date, two substance misuse providers had submitted complete tenders.  These had been evaluated, resulting in the proposed award as set out below.




                  (1)    the appointment of the successful Tenderer for the Substance Misuse Contract to Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust to take effect from 1 October 2015 for a period of four years (extendable up to an additional 12 months) be approved;


                  (2)    the contract be subject to an annual performance review with the ability to terminate should performance fail to meet contractual requirements.

Report author: Paul Dobie

Publication date: 28/07/2015

Date of decision: 23/07/2015

Decided at meeting: 23/07/2015 - Cabinet

Effective from: 05/08/2015

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