Young People Housing Support Tender

Young People Housing Support Tender

Young people supported lodgings framework and housing support & social inclusion.

UK-Wolverhampton: social work services with accommodation

2012/S 33-053707

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Wolverhampton City Council, Corporate Procurement
Civic Centre, St Peter’s Square
Contact point(s): http://www.blackcountrybusiness.co.uk/
For the attention of: All correspondence must be directed through http://www.blackcountrybusiness.co.uk/
WV1 1RL Wolverhampton
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.wolverhampton.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: http://www.blackcountrybusiness.co.uk/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.blackcountrybusiness.co.uk/

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Young people supported lodgings framework and housing support & social inclusion.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UKG35.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Lot 1 – supported lodgings for care leavers.
I) The aim of this service it to provide those ready to leave care settings with a safe and supported environment and the opportunity to develop necessary skills for living a successful and independent life;
II) These supported lodgings will provide care leavers with a room in a home environment, and the support and guidance of an adult or adults living there. Support and guidance can cover a huge range of areas, from helping young people develop life skills, through to simply allowing them to experience the ups and downs of living in a family group. All support and guidance should have the focus on enabling the young person to gain the skills necessary to live independently;
III) Supported Lodgings shall be delivered by ‘Host’ families who are willing and able to:
— Provide a room in their own home and support a young person aged 16-18,
— Support the young person to settle in and maintain their placement in line with the children (Leaving Care) Act 2000,
— Work with relevant agencies to support the young person to develop independent living skills,
— Participate in developing and reviewing the Young Persons placement and their pathway plans and support plans with the young person and other relevant agencies,
— Provide practical assistance in supporting the young person in line with their support plan,
— Attend training and development sessions,
— Attend regular supervision meetings with the supported lodgings provider,
— Inform the supported lodgings provider immediately of any changes in the young persons circumstances and when the young person has breached the house rules,
— Ensure that their accommodation is properly equipped with furnishings and fittings as appropriate and maintained in good physical condition, meeting health & safety standards and have evidence of full house and contents insurance.
Lot 2 – young people at risk accommodation (stage 1 – high).
— Accommodation based service for young people at risk including one unit ring fenced for young offenders,
— Direct access accommodation for young people at risk,
— Training flat,
— 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
This service forms part of a three-stage service model. Therefore, this service should work in partnership with services at stage 2 and stage 3 in order to ensure service users are able to safely and effectively move through the services as their independence increases or needs change.
Lot 3 – young people at risk accommodation (stage 2 – medium).
— Accommodation based service for young people at risk,
— Hours to be delivered flexibly over seven days a week,
— The service will deliver support that has an education, employment and training focus.
Lot 4 – young people at risk accommodation (stage 3 – low).
— Accommodation based service for young people at risk,
— Monday to Friday at times to meet the needs of the client group.
Lot 5 – floating support service for young people at risk.
— Across the city of Wolverhampton,
— Monday to Friday at times to meet the needs of the client group,
— Providers must be able to meet specialist needs including those of care leavers, substance misusers and young offenders,
— This service shall work in partnership with the other housing related support services for young people in the City of Wolverhampton to ensure that young people are able to safely and effectively access and move between services as their support needs change.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311000, 85312000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 947 404,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.12.2012. Completion 30.11.2019

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Supported lodgings for care leavers

1)Short description

I) The aim of this service it to provide those ready to leave care settings with a safe and supported environment and the opportunity to develop necessary skills for living a successful and independent life;
II) These supported lodgings will provide care leavers with a room in a home environment, and the support and guidance of an adult or adults living there. Support and guidance can cover a huge range of areas, from helping young people develop life skills, through to simply allowing them to experience the ups and downs of living in a family group. All support and guidance should have the focus on enabling the young person to gain the skills necessary to live independently;
III) Supported Lodgings shall be delivered by ‘Host’ families who are willing and able to:
— Provide a room in their own home and support a young person aged 16-18,
— Support the young person to settle in and maintain their placement in line with the children (Leaving Care) Act 2000,
— Work with relevant agencies to support the young person to develop independent living skills,
— Participate in developing and reviewing the young persons placement and their pathway plans and support plans with the young person and other relevant agencies,
— Provide practical assistance in supporting the young person in line with their support plan,
— Attend training and development sessions,
— Attend regular supervision meetings with the supported lodgings provider,
— Inform the supported lodgings provider immediately of any changes in the Young Persons circumstances and when the young person has breached the house rules,
— Ensure that their accommodation is properly equipped with furnishings and fittings as appropriate and maintained in good physical condition, meeting health & safety standards and have evidence of full house and contents insurance.
IV) The service will provide at least 8 supported lodgings for care leavers aged 16-18. At the start of the contract, a price will be agreed for any additional supported lodgings required by the local authority over and above the 8 supported lodgings that will be block purchased;
V) In exceptional circumstances the service can be delivered beyond the age of 18 and up to a maximum of age 25. Any exceptional circumstances shall be in agreement with Wolverhampton City Council;
VI) The Service provider will be responsible for ensuring suitable host families are available to deliver this service as described in this service specification. The service provider will be responsible for recruiting, assessing, supervising, supporting, training and developing the host families.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311000, 85312000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 560 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Young people at risk accommodation (stage 1)

1)Short description

Service name young people at risk stage 1.
Type of service accommodation based.
Services provided – accommodation based service for young people at risk including one unit ring fenced for young offenders.
— Direct access accommodation for young people at risk,
— Training flat.
Service delivery location across the city of Wolverhampton.
Service availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Level of support variable according to need.
Target duration of support – accommodation based service – short (a target of 3 months but up to one year).
— Training flat – short (a target of 6 weeks).
Primary service user group young people.
Age ranges for primary service user group 16 to 25 and over.
Secondary service user group care leavers.
Age ranges for secondary service user group 16 to 25 and over.
Ethnic/culturally specific group(s) supported as required.
Language(s) supported as required.
Religion(s) supported as required.
Household groups supported single people.
Referral routes accepted by service referrals will be coordinated by the Wolverhampton young peoples accommodation forum.
Referrals will be made by:
— Statutory agencies,
— Voluntary agencies,
— Community organisations,
— Self referring individuals,
— Family/carers.
Service users excluded exclusions made on a case by case basis.
Number of people supported at least 27.
Additional information.
This service forms part of a 3-stage service model. Therefore, this service should work in partnership with services at stage 2 and stage 3 in order to ensure service users are able to safely and effectively move through the services as their independence increases or needs change.
Young people have identified that they would like the opportunity to form friendships with other young people accessing the service. Therefore, service providers who could facilitate this, either by setting up a new arrangement or by linking into an existing peer support scheme, are encouraged to add value to the service they offer by including how they would do this in their tender application.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311000, 85312000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 056 614,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Young people at risk accommodation (stage 2)

1)Short description

Service description.
Service name young people at risk stage 2.
Type of service accommodation based.
Services provided accommodation based service for young people at risk.
Service delivery location across the city of Wolverhampton.
Service availability Hours to be delivered flexibly over 7 days a week.
Level of support variable according to need.
Target duration of support short – a target of 6 months but up to 2 years.
Primary service user group young people.
Age ranges for primary service user group 16 to 25 and over.
Secondary service user group care leavers.
Age ranges for secondary service user group 16 to 25 and over.
Ethnic or culturally specific group(s) supported as required.
Language(s) supported as required.
Religion(s) supported as required.
Household groups supported single people.
Referral routes accepted by service Referrals will be coordinated by the Wolverhampton young peoples accommodation forum.
Referrals will be made by:
— Statutory agencies,
— Voluntary agencies,
— Community organisations,
— Self referring individuals,
— Family/carers.
Service users excluded exclusions made on a case by case basis.
Number of people supported at least 26.
Additional information.
The service will deliver support that has an education, employment and training focus.
This service forms part of a 3-stage service model. Therefore, this service should work in partnership with services at stage 1 and stage 3 in order to ensure service users are able to safely and effectively move through the services as their independence increases or needs change.
Young people have identified that they would like the opportunity to form friendships with other young people accessing the service. Therefore, service providers who could facilitate this, either by setting up a new arrangement or by linking into an existing peer support scheme, are encouraged to add value to the service they offer by including how they would do this in their tender application.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311000, 85312000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 457 309,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Young people at risk accommodation (stage 3)

1)Short description

Service description.
Service name young people at risk stage 3.
Type of service accommodation based.
Services provided accommodation based service for young people at risk.
Service delivery location across the city of Wolverhampton.
Service availability (times) Monday to Friday at times to meet the needs of the client group.
Level of support low.
Target duration of support short – a target of one year but up to 2 years.
Primary service user group young people.
Age ranges for primary service user group 16 to 25 and over.
Secondary service user group care leavers.
Age ranges for secondary service user group 16 to 25 and over.
Ethnic or culturally specific group(s) supported as required.
Language(s) supported as required.
Religion(s) supported as required.
Household groups supported single people.
Referral routes accepted by service Referrals will be coordinated by the Wolverhampton young peoples accommodation forum (WYPAF).
Referrals will be made by:
— Statutory agencies,
— Voluntary agencies,
— Community organisations,
— Self referring individuals,
— Family/carers.
Service users excluded exclusions will be made on a case by case basis.
Number of people supported at least 26.
Additional information.
This service forms part of a 3-stage service model. Therefore, this service should work in partnership with services at stage 1 and stage 2 in order to ensure service users are able to safely and effectively move through the services as their independence increases or needs change.
Young people have identified that they would like the opportunity to form friendships with other young people accessing the service. Therefore, service providers who could facilitate this, either by setting up a new arrangement or by linking into an existing peer support scheme, are encouraged to add value to the service they offer by including how they would do this in their tender application.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311000, 85312000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 635 236,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Floating support service for young people at risk

1)Short description

Service description.
Service name floating support service for young people at risk.
Type of service floating support.
Service provision ID to be assigned.
Services provided floating support for young people at risk.
Service delivery location across the city of Wolverhampton.
Service availability (times) Monday to Friday at times to meet the needs of the client group.
Level of support variable.
Target duration of support short – up to 2 years.
Primary service user group young people.
Age ranges for primary service user group 16 to 25 and over.
Secondary service user group care leavers.
Age ranges for secondary service user group 16 to 25 and over.
Ethnic/culturally-specific group(s) supported as required.
Language(s) supported as required.
Religion(s) supported as required.
Household groups supported – single people.
— Couples,
— Families.
Referral routes accepted by service referrals will be coordinated by the Wolverhampton young peoples accommodation forum.
Referrals will be made by:
Statutory agencies.
Voluntary agencies.
Community organisations.
Self-referring individuals.
Family/carers.
Service users excluded exclusions made on a case by case basis.
Number of people supported at least 15.
Additional information.
Providers must be able to meet specialist needs including those of care leavers, substance misusers and young offenders.
This service shall work in partnership with the other housing related support services for young people in the City of Wolverhampton to ensure that young people are able to safely and effectively access and move between services as their support needs change.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311000, 85312000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 238 245,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Details of the deposits and bonds required by the council will be set out in the contract documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details of the main terms and conditions of financing and payment will be set out in the contract documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Jointly and severally liable.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: All bidders will be asked to confirm in the pre-qualification questionnaire that none of the conditions set out in Article 45 of Directive 2004/18/EC apply to their organisation or expression of interest.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Bidders will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire consistent with the provisions of Directive 2004/18/EC with standards being “As set out in the ITT”.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Bidders will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire consistent with the provisions of Directive 2004/18/EC with standards being “As set out in the ITT”.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As described in the PQQ.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

CS033
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 15.3.2012 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

16.3.2012 – 15:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

23.4.2012
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

The council reserves the right to cancel the procurement and not to proceed with the contract. The Council also reserves the right not to award a contract or to award a contract for parts or part of the services only. The Council will not, under any circumstances, reimburse any expense incurred by bidders in preparing their Tender submission. The Council notes that the award of the contract may involve a transfer of employment undertakings pursuant to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006, and will clarify the position with the applicants during the tender process. This is a voluntary contract notice for a part B contract.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:15.2.2012