Care Services Contract – St Helens, Merseyside

Care Services Contract – St Helens, Merseyside

St Helens Council, People’s Services Department, is seeking to appoint an appropriately registered organisation to provide care services at Cross Meadows, St Helens.

United Kingdom-St Helens: Other community, social and personal services

2020/S 217-533991

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: St Helens Council
Postal address: Town Hall, Victoria Square
Town: St Helens
Postal code: WA10 1HP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Nick Fletcher
Telephone: +44 1744673475
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:


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


Provision of Care Services at Cross Meadows, St Helens


Reference number: DN508077

II.1.2)Main CPV code

98000000 Other community, social and personal services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:


St Helens Council, People’s Services Department, is seeking to appoint an appropriately registered organisation to provide care services at Cross Meadows, St Helens.

The contract is to provide a 24 x 7 care service at this location for 14 service user and also two crisis bed provisions.

This is for the provision of a specialist supported tenancy service for people with a severe and enduring Mental Illness.


II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 322 632.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.3)Place of performance


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:


The scheme is to be based on a recovery and rehabilitation focused model, with all the clients receiving a core package of support from a staff group who will be located within the premises 24/7 and will respond to needs as they arise.

Each individual will also have a support/ rehabilitation package which is tailored to meet individual needs, goals and outcomes.

Service users can have a range of needs which relate to their severe and enduring mental illness and will require support across a 24-hour period. Service users may also have other needs/co existing conditions such as physical or learning disabilities, and/or autism (not exhaustive).

The service will be delivered 24 hours per day, across 7 days, 365 days per year and there will be two staff on duty at all times core support to every service user will include one day/block per week of 1:1 support which will focus on learning new skills, exploring new opportunities, seeking voluntary or paid employment and enjoying new experiences.

Other elements of support around each person’s individual timetable will include some 1:1 element to assist with aspects of daily living and to ensure wellbeing.

The provider will also offer a mental health crisis support via referral from the Crisis and Home Treatment Team.


II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 322 632.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/04/2021
End: 31/03/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two periods each of 12 months.


II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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 IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 14/12/2020
Local time: 14:00
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.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14/12/2020
Local time: 16:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: St Helens Council
Town: St Helens
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: