Short Breaks for Children and Young People with Disabilities
This contract will enable children and young people with special needs and disabilities to take a full and active part in community life.
United Kingdom-Solihull: Welfare services for children and young people
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Council House, Manor Square
Contact point(s): Procurement Team
B91 3QB Solihull
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.solihull.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: www.csw-jets.co.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKG32,UK,UKG
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Short breaks are intended to have positive benefits for both children and young people with a disability or additional/special need and their parents and carers. Short breaks have a dual purpose:
1. The main aims of short break services are to provide children and young people with a disability or additional/special need the opportunity to:
— Spend time away from their parents and carers
— Relax and have fun with their friends
— Develop their independence
2. They also give families an opportunity to:
— Have a break from their care responsibilities
— Rest and unwind
— Spend time with other members of their family
In Solihull we aim to have on offer a variety of short break activities which can be accessed by any child or young person with a disability. We aim to develop both inclusive and specialist services to offer different support to different families, depending on what they need and want.
The Council is seeking to commission short breaks services from the end of the existing contract arrangements for provision of short breaks services in Solihull (29.2.2016, new contract arrangements will commence on 1.3.2016).
The Council plan to commission short breaks services which will:
— Give children and young people with special needs and disabilities, and their families and carers in Solihull a say in what is provided and how it is provided, reflect their views and give them choices.
— Ensure that all children and young people with special needs and disabilities, and their families and carers are supported to take a full part in and enjoy local community life, using local facilities and activities wherever possible.
— Prevent family crisis and support carers to fulfil their caring role through the provision of the right support at the right time
— Ensure that access to services is fair, and clear
— Ensure that children and young people with disabilities from all parts of the borough are supported to access services.
— Enable children and young people to access short break activities with a chosen friend.
There is different types of breaks that The Council must provide for children: This contract relates to activities for disabled children outside their home in the evenings, weekends and during the school holidays.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 227 700 and 253 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: