Published date: 7 May 2021

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 25 June 2021, 2pm

Contract summary


  • Miscellaneous health services - 85140000

Location of contract

West Midlands

Value of contract

£0 to £15,959,057

Procurement reference


Published date

7 May 2021

Closing date

25 June 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

26 June 2021

Contract end date

27 June 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

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Liaison and Diversion is a process whereby people of all ages passing through the criminal justice system are assessed and those with mental health concerns, learning disabilities, substance misuse problems and other vulnerabilities are identified as soon as possible in the justice pathway.
The Liaison and Diversion (L&D) Service shall provide early intervention for vulnerable people as they come to the attention of the criminal justice system. The Service shall provide a prompt response to concerns raised by the police, probation service, youth offending teams or court staff and provide critical information to decision-makers in the justice system, in real-time, when it comes to charging and sentencing these vulnerable people. The L&D Service shall act as a point of referral and provide assertive follow up for these vulnerable people, to ensure that they can access and be supported to attend treatment and rehabilitation appointments.

The procurement has been split into two lots;
Lot 1 - Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire (West Mercia) - £1,885,531 per annum (excluding VAT)

Lot 2 - Coventry and Warwickshire - £1,346,683 per annum (excluding VAT)

Organisations wishing to submit a bid will need to register on the Arden GEM EU Supply website and complete the ITT documentation at the following location:
The ITT documentation should be completed by the closing date of 14:00hrs on 25 June 2021. The ITT reference is 44184.

About the buyer

Contact name

Sarah Groves


Cardinal Square
Nottingham Road