Community Opportunities Services – Online Market Engagement Event 31 March 2021

Community Opportunities Services – Online Market Engagement Event 31 March 2021

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

REFERENCE ASC0263

ASC0263 – Online Market Engagement Event – Community Opportunities

Awarding body Leicester City Council

EST. START DATE: 16/03/2021
EST. END DATE: 31/03/2021

Description

THIS IS NOT A CALL FOR COMPETITION

ONLINE MARKET ENGAGEMENT EVENT

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.

Further to the Soft Market Testing (please see the link below for further details) currently being undertaken by Leicester City Council (the Authority) as part of the commissioning process for Community Opportunities, the commissioners of this service are keen to hold an Online Market Engagement Event.

This process does not constitute a formal tender or other competitive bidding process and will not result in the letting of a Contact.

The event will give 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.

Our strategic intention for community opportunities services is to commission high quality, outcome-focussed services that offer meaningful activities that support people to live healthily and independently in their communities and reduce social isolation. The type, location and timing of support will vary depending on individual needs and aspirations; some people may wish to attend services at a fixed location in the daytime, some may wish to receive support at home to help with daily living skills or to give their carer a break, whilst others may wish to attend activities or services in the community, including in the evening or at weekends. Some may wish to have a service which combines two or more elements.

Its anticipated that at this event, pre-engagement information will be discussed in respect of:

• The idea of peer support/self-help groups to promote independence

• Key cost drivers

• Home support/carer breaks

• Flexibility of people moving between potential Lots

• Potential evening and weekend service

• Addressing questions raised in the Soft Market Testing. Further details regarding the Soft Market Testing currently being undertaken by the Authority for Community Opportunities can be found by copying and pasting the following web link into your web browser:

https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=4ae797c5-db49-eb11-8106-005056b64545

Event Details & Booking:

The Online Market Engagement Event is being held on Wednesday 31st March 2021 commencing at 10.30 a.m. and is anticipated to end at 12.30 p.m. The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.

If you are unfamiliar with joining a Microsoft Teams meeting, guidance to assist will be provided to the meeting attendees via their email address provided on your completed booking form.

To book a place at this event, please complete the online booking form by no later than 2.00 p.m. on Monday 29th March 2021 by copying and pasting the following web link into your web browser:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=cdYz4ZCnbUan9UtTXt75T1oB010xq81MudnMLABdpLhUNVlBNzlCSUUzVkNMV0pRUDBVV0lTWVYzQi4u

A maximum of ONE place per organisation is available. Places are limited and will therefore be allocated on a first response basis. Upon receipt of your booking form, if places are still available, your organisation’s attendee for the event listed in your completed booking form will receive joining instructions and the link to the meeting which will be provided via their email address provided on your completed form.

If once your place at the event has been confirmed but you are then unable to attend, please let the Authority know via email to procurement-asc@leicester.gov.uk so that your place can be allocated to somebody else on the reserve list.

Additional information

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

DOCUMENT AVAILABLE UNTIL

29 March 2021

12 days

SUBMISSION RETURN BY

29 March 2021

12 days

CONTACT DETAILS

Leicester City Council
Miss Jasmin Dhonsi
0116 454 6125