Targeted Short Breaks Contracts Portsmouth
Portsmouth City Council, ‘the Authority’, is inviting tenders from suitably qualified organisations to deliver a Targeted Short Breaks service. The Authority currently has 4 contracts for Targeted Short Breaks expiring on 15 April 2018.
United Kingdom-Portsmouth: Social work and related services
Social and other specific services – public contracts
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Procurement Service, Floor 4 Core 3/4, Civic Office, Guildhall Square
Contact person: Procurement Service
Telephone: +44 2392688235
NUTS code: UKJ31
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/business/business.aspx
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Targeted Short Breaks Service.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Portsmouth City Council, ‘the Authority’, is inviting tenders from suitably qualified organisations to deliver a Targeted Short Breaks service.
The Authority currently has 4 contracts for Targeted Short Breaks expiring on 15.4.2018. The services are:
— Activities for Children and Young People with Autism and Asperger’s.
— Inclusive Play Scheme.
— Portsmouth Teenage Project.
— Youth Holiday Play Scheme.
The contracts are being retendered as part of a budget saving exercise and this new contract brings these 4 service areas together under one provider or lead provider.
The Authority is targeting to have awarded the contract by 22.12.2017 for the service to commence on 16.4.2018. The initial contract period will be for 3 years with the possibility of extending the term by a further 2 years to a maximum total term of 5 years in increments to be agreed. The estimated value of the contract at current volume is 77 000 GBP per annum.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Targeted Short Breaks are offered to parents and carers and young people living in the city of Portsmouth who meet eligibility criteria.
Children and young people are eligible for support if the young person has a level of physical or mental difficulty or disability, which has a substantial and long-term effect on their ability to carry out day-to-day activities. This may include a physical or learning disability, a hearing or visual impairment. It includes children and young people with Autism and Asperger’s Condition and young people who may have challenging behaviour as a result of their learning disability.
This service is for the targeted level 1 provision only and is split into 4 service areas to ensure there is a range of short breaks that can meet the needs of the services users as identified during consultation with parents, carers, young people and other stakeholders.
1. Teenage Group/Club — age group 14 to 18 years
The group will be for young people, with physical and/or mild-moderate learning difficulties or special educational needs living in Portsmouth. The focus for the group will be on improving life skills for all young people including building confidence and independence and developing communication skills. The group will be delivered in a ‘self-directed’ manner enabling young people to make choices regarding the types of activities on offer as well as how the group will develop over time.The group will run on a weekly basis at a minimum of 40 weeks (term time) per year. The numbers attending have historically been between 15-20 a week.
2. Autism Clubs/Groups — age group 5 — 18 years
The aim of these Clubs/Groups are to provide fun and enjoyable activities for children and young people to socialise with peers and to help them form friendships, whilst being provided with an appropriate level of support and supervision, along with offering a range of age appropriate activities in line with their developmental needs and personal preferences. The current offer is Gym Club, Youth Hub and Teenage Group, groups tend to have between 15-20 attendees.
3. Youth Holiday Scheme — age group 14 to 18 years
This aim of the group will be on improving life skills for all young people including building confidence and independence and developing communication skills, during the school/college holidays. The numbers attending have historically been between 15 — 23 over the holiday period.
4. Inclusive Holiday Playscheme — age group 4 to 12 years
The Inclusive Holiday Playscheme is for children that require additional support because of their diagnosed moderate levels of physical disability, learning difficulty, Autism/Asperger Syndrome and /or disability related challenging behaviour. This service area works in partnership with mainstream holiday playscheme providers seeking to make available additional capacity within the sector to allow settings to offer their services to families where a child has a disability/and/or special educational need.
The required outcomes of all four service areas are:
— Improved opportunities for parents and carers to get a break.
— Improved opportunities for disabled children and young people to access a break.
— Positive experiences for children and young people by promoting and improving friendships with their peers and by encouraging independence, social activities and new experiences.
— Reduction in social isolation for young people.
Parents and carers will be expected to pay a contribution towards the cost of attending the Teenage Group, Autism Activities and Youth Holiday Scheme. The cost will remain static for 2 years from commencement of the contract and any increases after this period must be discussed with the Authority.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The current volume has determined a budget cap of £77,000 per annum therefore any bids that are significantly above budget may be set aside.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
All staff and volunteers involved in delivering the service are required to have an up to date enhanced DBS in place prior to undertaking their role and updated at least every 3 years.
It is recognised that children and young people with disabilities can be particularly vulnerable due to their communication needs and therefore the service provider, staff and volunteers will need to have the necessary skills and competencies to meet the needs of children and young people with a variety of disabilities and special needs.
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
Telephone: +44 2079476000Internet address:https://www.justice.gov.uk/
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: