Published date: 8 September 2020

Closed future opportunity - This means that a potential contract has passed its approach to market date. A buyer can choose to consider any supplier interest or convert this notice into an opportunity ready for live procurement.



Approach to market date: 25 September 2020

Contract summary

Industry

  • Health and social work services - 85000000

Location of contract

London

Value of contract

£5,800,000

Procurement reference

TOWER001-DN465417-16019822

Published date

8 September 2020

Approach to market date

25 September 2020

Contract start date

1 February 2021

Contract end date

31 May 2026

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes


Description

The Council has a statutory obligation to provide some form of short break or respite provision for children and young people with disabilities.

Lot 1

This contract is for the provision of overnight and related short breaks for children and young people with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) accompanied by server learning disabilities and/or behaviour which is challenging.

The successful service provider will be required to deliver overnight short breaks and other short breaks services that achieve the overall aim of enabling and supporting children and young people with disability to live ordinary family lives and participate in universal activities. The service will also provide families with a short break form their caring responsibilities

The successful service provider will be required to provide services for children and young people with ASD accompanied by server learning disabilities and/or behaviour which is challenging.

The service will be provided for children and young people aged between 5 to 18 for daytime short breaks and 6 to 18 for overnight.

The successful services provider will be required to provide overnight weekend short breaks, day weekend placement, overnight holiday short breaks and two after school clubs delivered in a Ofsted registered residential setting (s) leased by the service provider from the Council.

Lot 2

This contract is for the provision of overnight and related short breaks for children and young people with complex health needs, including those with physical and/or learning disabilities, those who require palliative care (continuing care) and those with associated sensory impairments as well as children and young people with ASD accompanied by server learning disabilities and/or behaviour which is challenging.

The successful service provider will be required to deliver overnight short breaks and other short breaks services that achieve the overall aim of enabling and supporting children and young people with disability to live ordinary family lives and participate in universal activities. The service will also provide families with a short break form their caring responsibilities

The successful service provider will be required to provide services for

- Children and young people with complex health needs, including those with physical and/or learning disabilities, those who require palliative care (continuing care) and those with associated sensory impairments
- ASD accompanied by server learning disabilities and/or behaviour which is challenging

The majority of children and young people using the service will be in the first category.

The service will be provided for children and young people aged between 5 to 18 for daytime short breaks and 6 to 18 for overnight. The provider will also need to have the potential to provide overnight short breaks for 18 to 25-year old on a spot purchase basis (funded by adult services).


More information

Spend profile

This table displays the spend profile of the notice
Financial year Budget
2020/2021 £1,060,000

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Additional text

Contract term will be on 3 years plus 2 (1+1)
A virtual supplier engagement event will be held on Thursday 17th September 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm via Microsoft Teams. Access details will be confirmed nearer the time.

Please register your interest to attend the event through the Portal or by sending an email to procurement@towerhamlests.gov.uk by 12 noon on 16th September 2020 quoting 'Overnight Breaks'.

You need to request your interest to attend the virtual event in order to receive the instructions to join the meeting.


About the buyer

Contact name

Julia Estruga

Address

Mulberry Place
London
E14 2BG
United Kingdom

Telephone

+44 2073640785

Email

procurement@towerhamlets.gov.uk


Approach to market date: 25 September 2020