Mutuals Support Programme – Adult Social Care, North Tyneside
An Adult Social Care Service (“the Potential PSM”) is seeking to spin out of North Tyneside Local Authority (“the Parent Body”).
Reference number: RM2622 – L0049
This deadline is for… Deadline for submission of a Tender. Please see ‘How to apply instructions to suppliers’ for more information.
Contract value:£0 – £35,000
Location where the contract is to be carried out: Tyneside North Tyneside
Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes
Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes
Name of the buying organisation: Government Procurement Service (on behalf of the Cabinet Office)
Description of the contract
An Adult Social Care Service (“the Potential PSM”) is seeking to spin out of North Tyneside Local Authority (“the Parent Body”). The service has 2 managers and approximately 14 support staff (mixture of full time and part time staff – staff will be made up of two separate services who are currently employed at different grades). The Potential PSM is a highly specialised learning disability support service for a very small number of individuals with extremely high levels of need – these individuals with challenging behaviour, who have left, are leaving, or support is being provided as an alternative to long stay hospital care. The service involves 24/7 caring provision in a person’s own home in close co-ordination with health and housing providers. In the first year of trading, the Potential PSM is initially proposing to support 2 people, and will be looking to deliver an additional 2 to 3 services in this first year. Whilst it is an intensive, expensive service, it provides better value for money and delivers improved outcomes than long stay hospitalisation. A procurement exercise was started for these services but failed to find any independent sector or commercial providers able to deliver, and therefore a staff-led independent mutual was identified as the preferred option (staff are looking to develop a ‘cooperative model’ involving staff and service users). The staff team are hoping to work towards full spin out from the Parent Body by October 2013.
Classification of the contract
79410000 Business and management consultancy services
Contract type: Services – Unspecified
Is it a framework agreement? No
Is this contract related to a programme of funding? Yes : The Mutuals Support Programme (MSP) delivers help and support for proposed and existing Public Service Mutuals
Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents
Estimated length of contract: 2 Months