North Somerset Council Housing Related Support Contract

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

2017/S 089-174713

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

North Somerset Council
Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road
BS23 1UJ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Alistair Little
Telephone: +44 1275888502
NUTS code: UKK23
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Housing Related Support Contract.

Reference number: DN245808

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

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

Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK23

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.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 40
Price – Weighting: 60

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial term is 24 months with a further extension of up to 12 months available.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 06/06/2017
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 07/06/2017
Local time: 09:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

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.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

North Somerset Council
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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