Commissioning Homes and Support Services for Children Looked After and Care Leavers – Meet the Buyer’s Webinar Event 24 and 25 November 2020

Commissioning Homes and Support Services for Children Looked After and Care Leavers – Meet the Buyer’s Webinar Event 24 and 25 November 2020

A Meet the Buyer’s Webinar event has been scheduled for Tuesday 24 November 2020 and Wednesday 25 November 2020, for the council to share the upcoming plans for the commissioning of homes and support services for children looked after and care leavers procurement.

United Kingdom-London: Social work services with accommodation

2020/S 225-555004

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: London Borough of Newham
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI41 Hackney and Newham
Postal code: E16 2QU
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: sophie.furniss@onesource.co.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://elyq.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/fscmUI/faces/PrcPosRegisterSupplier?prcBuId=300000002089195

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://elyq.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/fscmUI/faces/PrcPosRegisterSupplier?prcBuId=300000002089195
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

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

II.1.1)Title:

Commissioning Homes and Support Services for Children looked after and Care leavers

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85311000 Social work services with accommodation

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

A Meet the Buyer’s Webinar event has been scheduled for Tuesday 24 November 2020 and Wednesday 25 November 2020, for the council to share the upcoming plans for the commissioning of homes and support services for children looked after and care leavers procurement. The Council would like to hear from providers with experience in delivering the following services for looked after children and care leavers in order to give an opportunity to explain the upcoming intended dynamic purchasing system (DPS) procurement process:

— foster care homes (independent fostering agencies),

— supported lodgings,

— children’s homes,

— semi-independent accommodation and support services for young people aged 16 plus and care leavers.

This is not an invitation to tender.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 182 400 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85311300 Welfare services for children and young people

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI41 Hackney and Newham

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

A Meet the Buyer’s Webinar event has been scheduled for Tuesday 24 November 2020 and Wednesday 25 November 2020, for the council to share the upcoming plans for the commissioning of homes and support services for children looked after and care leavers procurement. The Council would like to hear from providers with experience in delivering the following services for looked after children and care leavers in order to give an opportunity to explain the upcoming intended Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) procurement process:

— foster care homes (independent fostering agencies),

— supported lodgings,

— children’s homes,

— semi-independent accommodation and support services for young people aged 16 plus and care leavers.

We are inviting individual organisations, including VCS organisations, partnerships or consortia to attend this meet the buyer’s event. Details of organisations attending the events will be shared with everyone attending as well as published with Invitation to Tender documents. This is to allow organisations an opportunity to network and/or form partnerships in order to deliver the Council’s statutory duty and ensure good quality, locally available homes which represent value for money.

Organisations will also be given the opportunity to ask commissioners any questions. If organisations have any immediate questions then please contact Lukeman Appiah (details below) and the commissioners can address this at the Event. All questions and answers will be shared with attendees of the Events. It is intended the service will be procured this financial year with a contract start date of 1 June 2021. This is not an invitation to tender.

Following successful market engagement events held during July, August and October 2020, and input from children and young people who are currently in care and care leavers, the Council is seeking to commission a co-production approach. This will build services that are in line with the wishes and views of children who will actually live in the homes. This will be reflected in the service specification for all the types of homes proposed for the DPS. This procurement will be tendered in Lots and it is intended that the providers will have the opportunity to apply for one or more lot. We are also exploring the option to make the DPS available to other local authorities.

The service is under increasing budgetary pressure and is keen to explore with providers how to achieve a sustainable pricing model. We are looking to achieve a service model that will provide positive, realistic and achievable outcomes for the service users.

The Council intends the contract to commence on 1 June 2021 and is considering a four year DPS with an extension of up to 4 years.

You are invited to attend a meet the buyer webinar event to be held over 2 days as follows:

Day 1: Tuesday 24 November 12.00 noon to 2 p.m./Day 2: Wednesday 25 November 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

For agenda please see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pre-procurement-event-for-commissioning-homes-and-support-services-tickets-127344122699

 

II.2.14)Additional information

 

Please complete the registration form on link below, stating which date you would like to attend, by 12.00 noon Friday 20 November 2020

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pre-procurement-event-for-commissioning-homes-and-support-services-tickets-127344122699

It is anticipated that the tender will be published by end of November 2020 through the council’s new e-tendering system Fusion.

 

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

30/11/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Application documents will be available, free of charge once contract notice is published and accessed through: https://elyq.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/fscmUI/faces/PrcPosRegisterSupplier?prcBuId=300000002089195

 

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13/11/2020