Tender for Complex Needs Social Impact Bond

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

2018/S 225-515030

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Sheffield City Council
Level 2, North Wing, Moorfoot
S1 4PL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Dave Kingston
Telephone: +44 1142057337
E-mail: david.kingston@sheffield.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKE3
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.yortender.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.yortender.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Complex Needs Social Impact Bond

Reference number: DN377190

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

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

Value excluding VAT: 5 800 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE3

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.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 96
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

To be confirmed at ITT stage

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

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.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive dialogue
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 11/12/2018
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 20/11/2018

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

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

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.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Cabinet Office
70 Whitehall
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: