Domestic Abuse Service Tender – Leicestershire and Rutland
Lot 1 – Domestic Abuse Locality Services for Leicester City Council. Lot 2 – Domestic Abuse Locality Services for Leicestershire County Council and Domestic Abuse Locality Services for Rutland.
Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, Rutland County Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire are jointly re-commissioning domestic and sexual violence and abuse (DSVA) services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR). We are commissioning a system of provision (the Service System) rather than a single service.
As part of this DSVA re-commissioning exercise, Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council invites Tenders for the provision of Domestic Violence / Abuse Locality Services.
This service provision is divided into two lots:
- Lot 1 – Domestic Abuse Locality Services for Leicester City Council
- Lot 2 – Domestic Abuse Locality Services for Leicestershire County Council and Domestic Abuse Locality Services for Rutland
For each lot a separate contract will be awarded to a single Supplier – one for Leicester City Council (Lot 1) and one for Leicestershire and Rutland County Councils (Lot 2). For the purpose of Lot 2, Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council will have a separate contract, substantially on the same terms, and that both contracts for lot 2 are expected to be awarded to the same provider.
The proposed Contracts will be for an initial period from 01 April 2022 to 31 March 2025 with an option to extend, subject to satisfactory performance outcomes and agreement by the Authorities, for a further period up to a total of two years (24months) to 31 March 2027, taking the contract term to a maximum of 5 years.
The Authorities wish to ensure that procurement opportunities are open to small local enterprises and voluntary and community sector organisations as it appreciates the very important role they play in the local economy. Tenders from these organisations are particularly welcomed.
The Authority has established the procurement process on the basis of funding it is currently. However, the Authorities does anticipate receiving some additional funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). Contracts have been written with precise but flexible options for variation so that this additional funding can be used to secure additional services through this contract should the Authority so wish. *The advertised contract value reflects this potential, but it is not guaranteed; hence the difference between the advertised value and the affordability threshold used in the ITT.
Contract values for the following lots are:
- *Lot 1 – Domestic Violence / Abuse Service Locality for Leicester (Annual Value = £225,000 (5 Years Value = £1,125,000))
- Lot 2 Domestic Violence / Abuse Service Locality for Leicestershire (Annual Value = £257,200 (5 Years Value = £1,286,000)) and Domestic Violence / Abuse Service Locality for Rutland (Annual Value = £58,000 (5 Years Value = £290,000)).
The Authorities are commissioning a system of provision (the Service System) rather than a single service so this specification (which is for part of the system) should be read in conjunction with the Overarching Model Document which sets out the Service System.
A Helpline and Engagement Service will be the main local access point for victims of domestic and sexual violence and abuse (and those supporting them) and as such it will offer a “front door” to other support services. By taking this approach we intend to reduce victims re-telling their experiences multiple times, reduce delay and improve co-ordination and relationships.
Estimated contract dates
Expression of interest window
From 07/05/2021 16:30 to 13/07/2021 12:00