Autism Specialist Service Hampshire

Autism Specialist Service Hampshire

The service will offer high quality, specialist Registered Care provision for a number of young people with autism and associated complex needs. Supplier Open Day in September.

United Kingdom-Winchester: Health and social work services

2013/S 157-274168

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Hampshire County Council
3rd Floor, West EII Court, The Castle Winchester
Contact point(s): Adult Services
For the attention of: Alison Wilding
SO23 8UQ Winchester
Telephone: +44 1962832154

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Autism Specialist Service
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKJ33

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

The service will offer high quality, specialist Registered Care provision for a number of young people with autism and associated complex needs. The service will require a built environment to be provided by the service provider. This will include ensuite bedrooms, extensive communal areas and outdoor recreation space as a minimum. The service may be based on a core and cluster type model which can meet the needs of people with autism, incorporating best practice design principles. The service will offer residents the opportunity to further develop their social, communication and independent living skills.

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Hampshire County Council is exploring the potential to commission a Specialist Autism Service in a built environment and is consulting current and potential providers with experience of providing this type of service about options for the future delivery of the service.
An event is being held to explore the Council’s plans further prior to a contract notice being issued and applications being invited, which will be held on Monday 30.9.2013 at Falcon House, Monarch Way, Winchester, from 1 to 4 pm.
The Council aims to inform providers of our intentions and the current context, to ascertain what potential providers see as areas of risk and to discuss contract specification and terms to find out what (if anything) would stop interested parties applying for this business opportunity. In addition, the Council wishes to consult potential providers about whether, and if so how, the procurement process could deliver economic, social or environmental benefits for Hampshire. It is anticipated that any procurement process would commence around February 2014.
Please email by 25.9.2013 to book a place, providing your name, organisation name, e-mail address and contact telephone number Depending on the number of people who respond, we may need to limit attendance to two representatives per organisation.

Neither the intention nor the purpose of this event is to confer any advantage upon its participants in any future procurement process.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:12.8.2013