Residential Short Breaks for Children with Disabilities – Norfolk
Norfolk County Council is seeking the provision of beds for the purposes of residential short breaks for children with disabilities aged 5-18.
United Kingdom-Norwich: Social work services with accommodation
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Floor 3, County Hall, Martineau Lane
Contact person: Joan Murray
NUTS code: UKH15
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Residential Short Breaks for Children with Disabilities
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Norfolk County Council is seeking the provision of beds for the purposes of residential short breaks for children with disabilities aged 5-18. The profile of the children is the complex end of the disability spectrum, including children with challenging behaviour associated with either autism or severe learning disabilities, who are considered on the edge as the ‘transforming care’ cohort.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Norfolk County Council (NCC) is seeking the provision of beds for the purposes of residential short breaks for children with disabilities aged 5-18. The profile of the children is the complex end of the disability spectrum — children with challenging behaviour associated with either autism or severe learning disabilities who are considered on the edge as the ‘transforming care’ cohort.
NCC has sufficient resource in the West and the central part of Norfolk, but is looking for resources in South Norfolk.
We are looking for beds nights to cater for about 40 children. 20 of these children can have their needs met on a 1:1 basis, 18 on a 2:1 basis. We also have 2 children who have exceptional needs.
The resource will provide packages of care from 12 overnights a year up to packages deemed to meet a child’s needs and keep them out of care. Currently one package of care is 94 overnights and we are exploring bigger packages of care to assist with keeping children living at home, with increasingly complex presentations. Units will need to be easily commutable to Norfolk Complex Needs Schools based in Caister, Sidestrand, Attleborough, Norwich and its outskirts.
Disabled children, who enter the units, will have complex presentation and the majority will have adverse family experiences. NCC wants providers who can work as part of a multi-agency group and be able to maintain disabled children living within their home environment with relevant support to parent carers and to actively participate as part of the multi-agency work around this cohort of children.
This service needs to be in place for April 2020 and we would envisage the requirement for a 5-6 month transition period.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The initial period of the contract is 3 years, but the Council reserves the right to extend the contract by up to a further 5 years. The estimated total value is based on 8 years, but any extensions will depend on need and budget availability.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Council’s e-procurement system. To participate in this procurement, applicants must first be registered on the system at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc
Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://in-tendhost/norfolkcc/aspx/BuyerProfiles
The Council would also want to work with the successful provider to explore if the accommodation could also be used for adults, particularly those with learning disabilities. This would require the provider to obtain CQC accreditation, but would enable the accommodation to be used more flexibility.
Martineau Lane, Norwich
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: