Community Opportunities – Leicester – Soft Market Testing

Community Opportunities – Leicester – Soft Market Testing

This new service will include services that have previously been referred to as ‘day care’, ‘community opportunities’ or ‘flexible short breaks.

REFERENCE ASC0263

ASC0263 – Soft Market Testing – Community Opportunities

Awarding body Leicester City Council

EST. START DATE: 03/02/2021
EST. END DATE: 05/03/2021

Description

THIS IS NOT A CALL FOR COMPETITION

Leicester City Council is recommissioning its Community Opportunities services, potentially for people aged 18 and over, located within the boundary of the city of Leicester. This new service will include services that have previously been referred to as ‘day care’, ‘community opportunities’ or ‘flexible short breaks. It is anticipated that tenders for the community opportunities arrangements will be sought in June/July 2021 to enable new contract(s) to begin from April 2022.

As part of the commissioning process, the Commissioners would like to undertake a soft market test. This gives potential providers and other stakeholders the opportunity to express their interests and feed in their views about the potential service model and service definitions. The commissioners will use the information to appraise options and further develop the specification.

This process does not constitute a formal tender or other competitive bidding process and will not result in the letting of a Contract. The commissioners are using this process solely to test the market to gather information and ascertain the level of interest in this particular service. There are therefore no formal criteria which commissioners will use to judge your responses, and it is not our intention to provide any feedback.

To participate in this Soft Market Testing, organisations that may be interested, either individually or as part of a consortium, must complete a Soft Market Testing questionnaire. To download the questionnaire, please click Apply Online.

The completed questionnaire must be returned electronically by email before or no later than 14:00 hours on 05 March 2021 to the email address procurement-asc@leicester.gov.uk with the subject heading ‘Completed SMT Q – CO’.

Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Soft Market Testing
Estimated ValueTEXT DESCRIPTION
Category Social Community Care Supplies & Services,
CPV codes 85000000, 98000000,
Suitable for SME YES

DOCUMENT AVAILABLE UNTIL

4 March 2021

27 days

SUBMISSION RETURN BY

5 March 2021

28 days

CONTACT DETAILS

Leicester City Council
Miss Jasmin Dhonsi
0116 454 6125