Tender for Short Breaks for Children and Young People – Blackpool

Tender for Short Breaks for Children and Young People – Blackpool

Blackpool Council is seeking to appoint suitable providers to deliver short break services for children and young people who: have a disability and/or additional needs.

• are aged between 0-18 years (or 19 while still attending school)

United Kingdom-Blackpool: Health and social work services

2020/S 240-595013

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Blackpool Council
Postal address: PO Box 4
Town: Blackpool
NUTS code: UKD42 Blackpool
Postal code: FY1 1NA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Jenna Douthwaite
E-mail: jenna.douthwaite@blackpool.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1253477752
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.blackpool.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.blackpool.gov.uk/

I.3)Communication

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

II.1.1)Title:

Short Breaks for Children and Young People

 

Reference number: DN514333

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000 Health and social work services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Blackpool Council is seeking to appoint suitable providers to deliver short break services for children and young people who:

• have a disability and/or additional needs;

• are aged between 0-18 years (or 19 while still attending school);

• live within the Blackpool Council boundary;

• require support to access social, play and leisure opportunities.

Short breaks are intended to have positive benefits for both disabled children and young people and their parents and carers. Short breaks have a dual purpose:

1) the main aims of short break services are to provide disabled children and young people the opportunity to:

— spend time away from their parents and carers,

— relax and have fun with their friends,

— develop their independence;

2) they also give families an opportunity to:

— have a break from their caring responsibilities,

— rest and unwind,

— spend time with other members of their family.

Short break provision can range from a few hours a week to an allocated number of overnight breaks per year. Short breaks can include day, evening, overnight and weekend activities and may take place in the child’s own home, the home of an approved short break carer, or a residential or community setting if appropriate. This can include holiday clubs, weekend clubs, and activity clubs, such as sport of music activities, organised day trips and overnight respite care in a residential facility. However, for the purposes of this specification overnight respite care is out of scope and won’t be considered as part of this procurement process.

Most users of short breaks are children who have a disability or who have Special Educational Needs, but non-SEND children in need may also receive short breaks if they are deemed as a ‘child in need’. The breaks usually have two aims:

— to enable the child to participate in fun, interesting and safe activities; and

— to provide a break from caring for the family.

The provision of short breaks is considered an essential part of the support provided to families of disabled children and young people.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 6
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Weekend Club — for Children with Moderate Levels of Need (8-18 Years Old)

 

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000 Health and social work services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD42 Blackpool

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Blackpool Council requires the provision of a regular weekend club for children aged between 8 and 18 (or 19 while still attending school) who have moderate levels of need. The hours of operations will be 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. on either Saturdays or Sundays. These sessions will be held on a fortnightly basis. Over the course of a year this equates to 24 sessions.

 

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Weekend Club — for Children with Complex Needs

 

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000 Health and social work services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD42 Blackpool

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Blackpool Council requires the provision of a regular weekend club for children aged between 8 and 18 (or 19 while still attending school) who have higher or complex levels of need. The hours of operations will be 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. on either Saturdays or Sundays. These sessions will be held on a fortnightly basis. Over the course of a year this equates to 24 sessions.

Higher/complex levels of need can include one or more of the following conditions:

• a severe or profound learning disability;

• a severe physical disability;

• a substantial degree of visual impairment/moderate and severe hearing loss;

• a complex Autistic spectrum condition with a learning difficulty;

• a complex medical health condition, including: cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS or severe disfigurement.

 

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Integrated Holiday Club — for Primary Aged Children (4-11 Years Old) with Moderate Levels of Need

 

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000 Health and social work services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD42 Blackpool

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Blackpool Council requires the provision of integrated holiday club provision for primary aged children with moderate levels of need. The council is seeking existing providers of holiday club provision in Blackpool to expand their offer to accommodate children with moderate levels of additional needs. Funding will be available to provide additional trained staff for the following number of sessions throughout the year.

47 sessions over the course of a year, as detailed below:

October Half Term Holiday: 5 sessions

Christmas Holidays: 5 sessions

February Half Term Holiday: 5 sessions

Easter Holiday: 8 sessions

May Half Term Holiday: 4 sessions

Summer Holiday: 20 sessions.

Exact dates for delivery will be agreed annually to align with the local school holiday dates and the requirements of local families.

 

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Integrated Holiday Club — for Secondary Aged Children (11-18 Years Old) with Moderate Levels of Need

 

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000 Health and social work services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD42 Blackpool

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Blackpool Council requires the provision of integrated holiday club provision for secondary aged children with moderate levels of need. The council is seeking existing providers of holiday club provision in Blackpool to expand their offer to accommodate children with moderate levels of additional needs. Funding will be available to provide additional trained staff for the following number of sessions throughout the year.

 

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Holiday Club — for Children aged 8 to 18 with Higher/Complex Levels of Need

 

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000 Health and social work services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD42 Blackpool

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Blackpool Council requires the provision of holiday club provision for children with higher/complex levels of need. The hours of operations will be 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. 5 days per week during the school holidays (4 weeks of the summer holiday). Over the course of a year this equates to 47 sessions as detailed below:

October Half Term Holiday: 5 sessions

Christmas Holidays: 5 sessions

February Half Term Holiday: 5 sessions

Easter Holiday: 8 sessions

May Half Term Holiday: 4 sessions

Summer Holiday: 20 sessions.

Exact dates for delivery will be agreed annually to align with the local school holiday dates and the requirements of local families

Higher/complex levels of need can include one or more of the following conditions:

• a severe or profound learning disability;

• a severe physical disability;

• a substantial degree of visual impairment/moderate and severe hearing loss;

• a complex Autistic Spectrum Condition with a learning difficulty;

• a complex medical health condition, including: cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS or severe disfigurement.

 

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Organised Day Trips for Children, their Families and Carers

 

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000 Health and social work services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD42 Blackpool

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Blackpool Council requires the provision of organised day trips and visits for children with additional needs, their parents, siblings and carers. These trips are an opportunity for children and their families to spend quality time together, experience new places and activities, and build support networks with other families. These trips should be varied throughout the year e.g. zoo, waterpark, cinema, bowling, etc. The day trips will be provided on a monthly basis on either a Saturday or a Sunday. This equates to 12 sessions over the course of a year.

 

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
IV.2)Administrative information

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

Date: 08/01/2021
Local time: 10:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

04/12/2020