Supported Housing Tender – Dorset
Lot 1 – High support accommodation – For young people aged 16-17 and those aged 18-25 identified as having high support needs.
Dorset Council is seeking tenders from capable service providers for the provision of Supported Housing for Young People.
The Council is required through a “sufficiency duty” to secure sufficient accommodation for children and young people under their care who cannot live at home.
This is an exciting opportunity to provide high quality services and be part of making a positive contribution to the lives and well-being of our young people.
The longer-term vision for children and young people in Dorset is detailed in the Children, Young People and Families Plan 2020 to 2023.
Children’s Plan 2020-23 – https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/children-families/childrens-plan/childrens-plan
Placement Sufficiency Strategy 2020-23 – https://moderngov.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/documents/s22485/Appendix%201%20Placement%20Sufficiency%20Strategy%202020%20-%202023.pdf
The Framework has the following lots:
Lot 1 High support accommodation
For young people aged 16-17 and those aged 18-25 identified as having high support needs.
Lot 2 Accommodation with support
For young people aged 18-25
To gain entry on to the Framework, Tenderers are required to submit their tender in accordance with the instructions set out in this procurement process.
The Services are deemed to be health, social, education and other related services (Schedule 3 Social and “social and other specific services”) for the purposes of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/102) (“the Regulations”). As the value of the Services exceeds the threshold of the “light touch” procurement regime set out in Chapter 3 Section 7 of the 2015 Regulations, the Regulations will apply for the purpose of procuring the Services however the Council is not obliged to comply with the full requirements of the 2015 Regulations.
The contract is planned to commence from 1st February 2022.
Estimated contract dates
Expression of interest window
From 04/08/2021 13:00 to 06/09/2021 14:00