Tender for Complex Needs Social Impact Bond
The Adults with Complex Needs service targets two separate but linked cohorts — adults with Severe and Multiple Disadvantage, and adults with SMD and a particular alcohol need.
United Kingdom-Sheffield: Health and social work services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Level 2, North Wing, Moorfoot
Contact person: Mr Dave Kingston
Telephone: +44 1142057337
NUTS code: UKE3
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Complex Needs Social Impact Bond
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Adults with Complex Needs service targets two separate but linked cohorts — adults with Severe and Multiple Disadvantage (SMD), and adults with SMD and a particular alcohol need. The first cohort, Adults with SMD, is comprised of people who have three or more of the following disadvantages:
— substance misuse,
— homelessness or accommodation instability,
— offending or ASB needs,
— mental health difficulties.
The second cohort, adults with SMD and a particular alcohol need, is made up of individuals who repeatedly present at the Northern General Hospital with alcohol related conditions and support needs, and receive unplanned medical alcohol detoxification packages.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The Adults with Complex Needs service is targeting the following outcomes for the adults with SMD strand:
— increase in the number of individuals living in safe, secure and appropriate accommodation,
— reduction in the number of unplanned hospital admissions,
— reduction in involvement in crime and anti-social behaviour,
— improvement in wellbeing,
And the following outcomes for the particular alcohol need strand:
— reduce the number of unplanned inpatient alcohol related admissions for a defined cohort of individuals who have frequent admissions to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals;
— reduce the number of unplanned read missions within 30 days of discharge for this cohort (all read missions – not solely alcohol related admissions).
More information about the indicative cohort size and range of outcomes expected to be achieved by each strand of the service is available in the tender documentation.
Sheffield City Council has been awarded a grant in principle by the Life Chances Fund to make a partial contribution to the outcome payments of an outcomes-based contract to deliver the adults with complex needs service. The Council’s preferred model is for services for both cohorts to be awarded through a single Social Impact Bond (SIB). The procurement process does allow for alternatives to a single SIB to be considered however prior to the invitation to tender stage.
The SIB is expected to require the involvement of a social investor who will have the necessary expertise to raise investment to fund mobilisation and working capital, and potentially to bear the financial risk of an outcomes based contract. At the invitation to tender stage bidders will be required to source their own social investment and submit a fully financed bid. Bidders do not need to have identified a social investor partner or have formalized other elements relating to social investment at the initial SSQ stage however.
The subject matter of this procurement process relates to the delivery of services which are listed to in Schedule 3 to the regulations. As such the full regime set out in the regulations will not apply to the award of the service contract. Consequently, the procurement process adopted has been developed in accordance with Regulation 76 of the regulations and in particular in accordance with the fundamental public procurement principles of transparency and equal treatment. For the avoidance of doubt this means that the Commissioners have not adopted the competitive dialogue procedure (as such term is defined in the regulations) for the undertaking of this procurement process. The fact that in the OJEU Contract notice at Section IV.1.1) the field/box relating to type of procedure may default to the term “Competitive dialogue” does not mean that this procedure is being followed by the Commissioners.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
To be confirmed at ITT stage
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
In accordance with the conditions of the Life Chances Fund grant, social investment must form the majority (at least 50,1 %) of start-up funding for the service. This includes all equity, grants, fixed and variable loans and any other funding used to cover start-up costs.
In addition the provider will be required to conform with all other conditions related to the Life Chances Fund — full details to be provided in the tender documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point that information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved then the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought within 3 months generally.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: