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16/10/2014    S199

United Kingdom-Hereford: Counselling services

2014/S 199-351678

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: The County of Herefordshire District Council
Postal address: Plough Lane, PO Box 4
Town: Hereford
Postal code: HR4 0LE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Commercial Services
For the attention of: Carrie Deeley
Telephone: +44 1432260000

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: The County of Herefordshire District Council
Postal address: Plough Lane, PO Box 4
Town: Hereford
Postal code: HR4 0LE
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1432260000
Internet address:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Drugs and Alcohol Soft Market Testing.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services


II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Further to the recent Public Health provider events, Herefordshire Council are taking the opportunity to conduct some further soft market testing for the Drugs and Alcohol Service.
Information provided will assist the Council in finalising the shape of the service model and approach to the market.
Please contact Carrie Deeley — if you are interested in completing our brief questionnaire. The closing date to receive completed questionnaires is Friday 24th October.
Service Direction:
A reconfigured service whose primary focus lies in early intervention / prevention advice and counselling and not sustained treatment.
A ‘hub' or gateway will be a primary / single point of access, focussed on information and advice.
The desired outcome is to shift resource to the psycho sociological approaches and reduce the reliance on sustained treatment. Progression will be through to primary and secondary treatment.
The lead should, ideally, be able to engage and partner with the local / voluntary sector.
The annual budget available is likely to be in the region of GBP 1 300 000 — GBP 1 700 000.
Please note — The Scheduled Start date is indicative only. The Council will use the results from the soft market testing to refine its approach.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 300 000 and 1 700 000 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85312320 Counselling services, 85312300 Guidance and counselling services, 98000000 Other community, social and personal services, 85000000 Health and social work services, 85323000 Community health services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
(MT Ref:142035)
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: