North Somerset Council Housing Related Support Contract
This contract is for the provision of a floating Housing Related Support Service for a period of 24 months, with an option to extend for up to 12 additional months.
United Kingdom-Weston-super-Mare: Social work services without accommodation
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road
Contact person: Mr Alistair Little
Telephone: +44 1275888502
NUTS code: UKK23
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Housing Related Support Contract.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
This contract is for the provision of a floating Housing Related Support (HRS) Service for a period of 24 months, with an option to extend for up to 12 additional months. The Service is to be available throughout the North Somerset area. HRS for the adult population will comprise a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary service to assess and meet the support needs of the majority of applicants, that will constitute short term support that relates to the continuance of a Service User’s tenancy.
The work does not include services considered to be domiciliary care such as personal care or domestic tasks.
The successful provider is expected to continue the delivery of existing any HRS and take any new referrals from the commencement date. The provider must also support Council partners in the delivery of similar HRS services, and provide appropriate training to service users to prevent re-occurrence and suitable engagement to promote the use of these services by potential applicants.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The Housing Related Support Contract will be a block contract with a fixed annual budget based upon the successful bid. It will operate over the entirety of the geographical area of North Somerset. The Provider must deliver the follow 3 service areas, proportioned across the budget as shown:
Part 1 — Housing Related Support (85 % of budget) — Direct Housing Related Support designed to allow service users to continue their tenancy.
Part 2 — Supporting Partners (6.39 % of budget) — Supporting partner organisations of the Council to deliver similar Housing Related Support services in an holistic way.
Part 3 — Training and Engagement (8.61 % of budget) — A number of schemes involve the input of a number of different stakeholders and the funding from other Contracts let by the Council. The Provider is expected to continue to provide and/or support these schemes in a way that does not destabilise the existing delivery or outcomes.
The provider will be responsible for managing the budget, referrals and services offered to applicants to ensure there are sufficient, appropriate services available throughout the year.
These services are currently delivered by an incumbent provider on behalf of the Council with a number of posts that are eligible for TUPE transfer. TUPE Information will be made available to bidders as a part of the tender process.
For further information and detail, please review the tender documentation.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The initial term is 24 months with a further extension of up to 12 months available.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
It is recognised that this procurement falls under the Light Touch Regime. It is the Council’s expectation that time-scales will fall in line with the OJEU time-scales as is recognised as best practice.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: