Children’s Residential Placements – South West England – Pseudo-Dynamic Purchasing System

Children’s Residential Placements – South West England – Pseudo-Dynamic Purchasing System

Local authorities predominately across the South West of England and other sub-regions, have come together to commission children’s residential care.

Opportunity Id
DN451366
Title
Children’s Residential Placements pseudo-DPS
Categories
85000000-9 – Health and social work services
98000000-3 – Other community, social and personal services
Description

Local authorities predominately across the South West of England (the ‘South West Regional Consortia’) and other sub-regions, have come together to commission children’s residential care, in order to fulfil their statutory duty to provide high quality residential care for looked after children within their individual authorities.  Initially, the following authorities that will be purchasing through this pseudo-DPS are:   South Gloucestershire Council Bath and North East Somerset Council Bedford Borough Council Gloucestershire County Council North Somerset Council Swindon Borough Council Wiltshire County Council   Other local authorities may join this ‘Light Touch’ Pseudo-DPS during the life of the contract.   Commissioning as a consortium of Authorities allows us to engage meaningfully with the market whilst enabling us to achieve efficiencies in the purchasing and development of services and advocating better care on behalf of children and young people.     This tender opportunity is split into six lots that include: Lot 1 Planned and Same Day Residential Care Lot 2 Crisis Care Lot 3 Residential Care with DFE Regulated Education Lot 4 Residential Parenting Assessments Lot 5 Clinically Led (Therapeutic) Residential Care – this Lot is currently ‘Passive’ (i.e. not being tendered at this time)  but will be developed and become ‘Active’ during the life of the contract Lot 6 Children with Disabilities   South Gloucestershire Council is leading this process, using a ‘pseudo-DPS’, in line with the Light Touch Regime of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015,  to establish a Pre-Qualified List of Providers that participating Local Authority Purchasers, may use to call-off their requirements for Services.   The duration of the DPS is 4 years with the potential to extend for a further 2 years. Applications for Providers to be awarded a place on the DPS will usually be opened once per year, during December/January for award of Contracts to commence at the start of the new financial year (April). The Council reserves the right to re-open the DPS for applications outside of the normal window, if it deems appropriate to do so.

Region(s) of supply
UNITED KINGDOM
Estimated value
N/A
Keywords
Chidrens Homes, Children and Young People, Looked after children, Placements, Residential Care, Support

Key dates

Estimated contract dates
Start date
01/04/2021
End date
31/03/2024

Current Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) round information

End date
22/01/2021 12:00:00

Contact details

Buyer
South Gloucestershire Council
Contact
Sue Jackson
Telephone
01454865562
Address
Council Offices
Yate
Avon
BS37 5AF

Expression of interest window

From 07/12/2020 12:30 to 22/01/2021 12:00