Decision details

Award of Hammersmith & Fulham Council's Integrated Substance Misuse Service contract

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The report sets out the decision to award to the winning tenderer and the procurement process followed in awarding the decision.


That the Deputy Leader:


1.    Approves the award of a contract to Turning Point for the delivery of an integrated substance misuse service (to include drugs, alcohol and smoking cessation), for an initial three-year period from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2026. This will include the option to extend for a further two periods of two years (up to seven years in total). The value of the initial three-year term is £8,775,000.


2.    Notes that Appendix 1 is not for publication on the basis that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) as set out in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


Reasons for the decision:

An open procurement for these services has allowed the Council to stipulate the requirements for the new services as co-produced with residents, whilst achieving value for money via a competitive tender process within an established pool of providers.


Alternative options considered:

1.         Do Nothing – Not possible. This would mean that when the current contracts expire, the service would cease to exist. This is a statutory service and is funded via ringfenced Public Health Grant funding.


2.         Award a 3+2+2 contract to Turning Point for the delivery of an integrated substance misuse service to residents of Hammersmith & Fulham – Recommended. This will ensure vital and long-term support for those seeking help with their substance misuse, or support to maintain abstention.


3.         Re-tender the contract – Not recommended. While only 2 bids were received, both bids were strong and within budget. There was additional interest from other providers who declined to bid, but in order to allow them a further chance to tender for the service, we would require a non-compliant extension of the current contract.


Publication date: 01/02/2023

Date of decision: 30/01/2023

Effective from: 07/02/2023

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