Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse Accommodation Related Support Services – Leicestershire and Rutland
We are commissioning a system of provision rather than a single service.
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, Leicestershire County Council, invites Tenders for the provision of Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse Accommodation Related Support Services.
The proposed Contract 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 Authority, 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 Authority wishes 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 contract value for this service is £120,000 per annum. An estimated contract value for the proposed 5-year period if extension options are utilised is £600,000.
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.
The Authority is conducting this procurement under the Light Touch Regime for Social and Other Specific Services, as set out in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, (Regulations 74 to 77).
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From 07/05/2021 16:30 to 06/07/2021 12:00