Care Placement – Islington Council

Care Placement – Islington Council

A placement is required that can continue the psychological and social development that has been made possible by the time spent by the young person in a hospital setting.

United Kingdom-London: Health and social work services

2019/S 231-566670

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Islington Council
Postal address: 7 Newington Barrow Way
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI
Postal code: N7 7EP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Strategic Procurement
Telephone: +44 2075278118
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about 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


1920-0270 Care Arrangements for a Young Person with Complex Needs and Impairment of Functional Skills and Adaptive Behaviour

Reference number: DN450051

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

A placement is required that can continue the psychological and social development that has been made possible by the time spent by the young person in a hospital setting. We are looking for a placement that has a focus on the development of strengths and capabilities with psychological and emotional containment.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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: UKI

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Islington Council is looking to commission support that will be uniquely right for the young person so that the young person can:

— live a full, healthy and personally satisfying life,

— maintain their mental health and behaviour so that they are not re-admitted to in-patient mental health settings in the future,

— live as ordinary a life as possible, without harm to themselves or others.

The requirement

Islington Council are seeking to develop a partnership with a provider who will actively and positively work to achieve ‘successful resettlement’ as defined by the following criteria:

— placement stability is achieved following resettlement with agencies and the provider working together and in partnership to ensure that the young person is happy in their living environment,

— the young person is living in the community with whatever support they need,

— the young person’s day to day life is focused on pursuing activities and ambitions that are identified in their care plan,

— any risk taking and or challenging behaviours presented have been addressed promptly, positively and successfully, in accordance with individualised guidance in the young person’s plan.

The Council is seeking a small residential house with outdoor space and a garden. The accommodation must offer the following:

— an entry system that alerts staff if the young person wants to go out,

— sleeping areas for staff,

— separate bathrooms for staff and the young person,

— secure locks and restrictors for windows and doors,

— safety alarms for staff.

The provider must be able to support:

— ordinary life opportunities in the area that this young person wants to live,

— an environment that can safeguard the young person’s welfare whilst operating as a non-restrictive environment,

— choice and as much control as fits the young person’s mental health needs,

— care that is sensitive and responsive to culture, gender and age considerations.

A robust, skilled, and dedicated consistent team able to offer excellent support is key to the success of this young person’s resettlement and to support them with their whole life needs. Staff will need to be experienced and trained and well supported by clinical staff such that these adults are enabled to maintain positive regard in the relationship with the young person.

The provider will deliver interventions that are evidence based, flexible and accessible building upon the strengths of the young person. They will ensure robust and timely access to appropriate community services to enable sustained home and school support.

The provider will be required to have specific expertise to manage a range of needs including the needs arising from social and communication difficulties and adaptive behaviours that fall within the low range. They will also be required to have within their service delivery models and interventions that meet the needs of young people with complex trauma and attachment the features of which present as similar to autistic spectrum conditions.

For full details, please see the London Tenders Portal contract:1920-0270 care arrangements for a young person with complex needs and impairment of functional skills and adaptive behaviour.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Proposed approach to meet the holistic needs of the young person / Weighting: 60
Quality criterion – Name: Proposed approach to working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion – Name: Proposed delivery plan including transition planning, and ongoing monitoring / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 10
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 84
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

Restricted 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: yes
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: 13/12/2019
Local time: 12:00
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Islington Council
Town: London
Country: 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: