Issue details

Accommodation Based Support for Alcohol/Drug Recovery Award of Contract

The Council commissions accommodation-based support for adults affected by high risk substance misuse, and who require specialist interventions to achieve safe, sustained recovery and reintegration into local communities. This is funded through the Public Health Grant.


The current contracts for this service provision end 30 September 2021.

In February 2020, approval was given for the commencement of an open procurement for Accommodation Based Support for Alcohol/Drug Recovery, Key Decision Report Reference AH10 19/20. The procurement has been delayed due to Covid-19 and pressures on the market.

The overall objectives of the service to be delivered from 1 October 2021 are not changed, but there are some new elements which will enhance existing provision.


A competitive procurement exercise has been undertaken in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulation 2015 under the Light Touch Regime. The Council is now in a position to award the contract.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/02/2021

Decision due: 26 March 2021 by Interim Director of Public Health

Lead member: Tony Hill, Interim Director of Public Health

Contact: Moira Jones, Contract Officer Email: Tel: 033 022 28694.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050

Background3: A Strong, Safe and Sustainable Place


Background papers

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