Supporting Vulnerable Adults Dynamic Purchasing Vehicle – London Borough of Newham

Category 1: Supported Living. Category 2: Supporting Vulnerable Single Homeless Adults.

Supporting Vulnerable Adults Dynamic Purchasing Vehicle

London Borough of Newham

Contract summary



  • Health and social work services – 85000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference

n/a Reference

Published date

23 September 2022

Closing date

31 October 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

3 February 2023

Contract end date

2 February 2033

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The London Borough of Newham wishes to establish a Supporting Vulnerable Adults Dynamic Purchasing Vehicle (DPV) for 5 + optional 5 years.
The DPV will include the following categories:
Category 1: Supported Living
Category 2: Supporting Vulnerable Single Homeless Adults (SVSHA)
Category 3: Prevention and Floating Support
Category 4: Extra Care
Category 5: Shared Lives
Category 6: Care Homes
Category 7: Immigration Advice and Support

Each category will be published in phases, starting with Category 1: Supported Living and Category 2: SVSHA Services.
The aim of the DPV is to deliver the transformation of these services and to improve provider service quality with the need for a dynamic pathway that can flex around the individuals needs rather than a one size fits all approach.
A new Accommodation List (not procured) will sit alongside the DPV with the aim to raise minimum accommodation standards. For further details of the Accommodation List please see link:
Potential Suppliers are invited to participate for one or more of the Categories.
This DPV is open for use to other NEL Boroughs.
The Procurement is being procured by the Authority for the benefit of the Authority and the
Partner Organisations.

The procurement is being conducted in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations
2015. The procurement is subject to the light-touch regime under Section 7 Social and Other
Specific Services. Under Regulation 76 the Council is free to establish a procedure, provided
that procedure is sufficient to ensure compliance with the principles of transparency and
equal treatment of economic operators (Suppliers).

The Authority has created a tender process outlined below, as part of the DPV applying the
award criteria specified in this contract notice.

Any interested organisation/consortium with relevant experience may submit a Bid in
response to this ITP.
For each Category, there will be an ‘Admission’ stage followed by a ‘Mini-Competition’ stage.

There are two stages to providing services on the DPV:

Stage 1: Admission Stage – At this stage Suppliers are invited to apply for admittance on the DPV by submitting their responses via SQ.

Stage 2: Mini-Competition Stage – The suppliers who meet the initial selection criteria are issued Invitation to Tender (ITT) to bid for the relevant specialisms at individual placement or scheme level

By applying to the DPV, suppliers are not obligated to bid for services at the Mini- Competition stage or Call Off stage.

This DPV is open for an initial term of 5 years with the option to extend for a further 5 years

Estimated Total Aggregate Value for Newham across the lifetime of the DPV is

Estimated Total Aggregate Value across all local authorities across the lifetime of the DPV is
Admission stage for the DPV will be based on 100% Quality.


More information


Additional text
Lot 1: Supported Living
Lot 2: Supporting Vulnerable Single Homeless Adults (SVSHA)
Lot 3: Prevention and Floating Support
Lot 4: Extra Care
Lot 5: Shared Lives
Lot 6: Care Homes
Lot 7: Immigration Advice and SupportFor further information on individual lots, please below link to FTS notice:


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer



Building 1000,Dockside Road