Published date: 27 June 2016

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: 8 August 2016

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services - 85000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

27 June 2016

Closing date

8 August 2016

Contract start date

1 April 2017

Contract end date

31 March 2024

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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Essex County Council (ECC) is looking for suitably experienced providers to deliver a Community Rehabilitation and Structured Intervention Service for people with substance misuse issues.

The service will provide highly intensive community treatment as a more effective alternative to residential rehabilitation. This service will incorporate the structured psychosocial elements of the existing Structured Intervention Service and provide a robust platform from which these will be delivered.

The contract duration is expected to be 7 years with an estimated available budget of £950,000 per annum.

Being classified as Health and Social Services, this procured is being tendered under the Light Touch Regime.

To express an interest in this service and to request more details about the bidder event please email:

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Expressions of interest must be by way of completion and return of the Invitation to Tender (ITT) by the date and time specified. Online access to the procurement documentation can be found at Contracts Finder and

Potential bidders should contact Essex County Council requesting to be invited to this tendering event by following these instructions:

1. Send an email with your organisation name in the subject title field to '' asking to be invited to this event and providing your contact name and Supplier ID/User ANID from your Ariba Registration Details.

2. If you have more than 1 registered user who you want invited to the event, provide the name(s) of each registered user in your request as it may not be possible to include additional users at a later stage.
If you are not registered in Ariba at all, go to ''and follow the instructions to register then follow Steps 1 and 2 above. (Please note: 35 % completion (i.e.mandatory fields only: organisation/user details, commodity, sales territory) is the minimum required for your Ariba cloud registration, you do not need to reach 100 % completion).

The supplier portal will be used throughout the procurement process, and all communications with Essex County Council relating to this procurement exercise must be via the supplier portal. The supplier portal has instructions on how to use the system and access the information as well as a help desk to assist Bidders.

Essex County Council reserves the right to cancel the procurement exercise and/or not to award all or part of a contract. Essex County Council will not be responsible for any costs incurred by Providers in relation to this procurement exercise.

About the buyer


Essex County Council
County Hall, Market Road



Closing: 8 August 2016