Assisted Garden Maintenance Service
The Local Authority is seeking to provide a discretionary service called the “Assisted Garden Service”. It aims to deliver a basic service of grass and hedge cutting to Flintshire Tenants who qualify under specific criteria (approximately 1 200 households at any one time subject to periodic change).
UK-Mold: grounds maintenance services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
NUTS code UKL23
Flintshire County Council has a population of approximately 145 000 The authority employs over 6 000 staff across 3 directorates with an annual budget of £148 m. The County Council is a Unitary Authority established under Local Government Wales Act 1998 and as such facilitates the delivery of a complete range of local authority services in its geographical boundaries.
The Housing Service is responsible for the day to management of approximately 7 500 properties consisting of both sheltered and general needs accommodation. The Local Authority is seeking to provide a discretionary service called the “Assisted Garden Service”. It aims to deliver a basic service of grass and hedge cutting to Flintshire Tenants who qualify under specific criteria (approximately 1 200 households at any one time subject to periodic change).
The service also aims to integrate a welfare provision incorporating the Council’s proposals around transforming social services for adults, building preventative services and the inclusion of community benefits to ensure that wider social and economic issues are taken into account.
More specifically the welfare provision may require an undertaking by suppliers to engage with tenants whilst on site with a view to referring any wellbeing concerns to Council officials for follow up. This may take the form of visual assessments and contacting the relevant services in the event of an emergency. This additional welfare element will compliment the new community based accommodation support service (CBASS) which will ensure that the most vulnerable tenants are supported in ways which meet their needs.
It is anticipated that organisations with an overt commitment to corporate social responsibility could provide enhanced ‘community benefit’ initiatives. In order to deliver this contract the Authority will require community benefit plans to be incorporated as part of the contractual obligation.
It is envisaged that the contract will continue for 3 years with the option of 2 x 12 month renewals, subject to performance and funding.
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Community Benefits apply to this contract, Further details: Community Benefits will be a Core requirement of this contract and as such will be included and evaluated as a quality criteria to be detailed in the tender documentation. Flintshire County Council is committed to contributing to the social, economic and environmental well-being of the wider community. Accordingly, while the requirement to do so will not be mandatory, the successful contractor will be expected to consider opportunities to recruit and train long term economically inactive persons as part of the workforce delivering this contract. Other Potential Community Benefits could include Supply chain initiatives Working with the third sector & supported factories and businesses Community initiatives including — Volunteering days — Appointing community liaison officers — Landscaping and building services support to regenerate for communal areas — Support for local youth groups and other community groups — Mini sporting tournaments e.g rugby or football — Community newsletters advising on the impact of the works, etc Contributions to education — Work placements for secondary-school children and college students — Development of bespoke qualifications with local colleges — Volunteering at local school events – Careers Day/Sports Day — Landscaping and building services support to regenerate for school playgrounds Environmental — Use of recycled materials. — River clearance initiatives led by the project team. — Wildlife conservation –Bat boxes/bird-nesting-boxes built into structures –Creating new natural habitats and relocating current habitats – fish passes/otter tunnels & ledges –Innovative planning of works to preserve mature trees and habitats, — Minimise tree felling – trees that are removed being replaced — Minimise and/or avoid truck movements and associated business-mileage — Minimise waste to landfill — Approaches to promoting Equality & Diversity.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:20.11.2012