Published date: 30 June 2020


Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.


Closing date: 27 July 2020

Contract summary

Industry

  • Social work services with accommodation - 85311000

  • Social work services without accommodation - 85312000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract

£11,125,000 to £11,125,000

Published date

30 June 2020

Closing date

27 July 2020

Contract start date

31 August 2020

Contract end date

30 August 2030

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

No

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No


Description

Torbay Council does not currently have any in-house residential provision and purchases all of its residential placements from third parties. In the financial year 2018/19 we spent approximately £6,00,000 on these placements. There were 44 children in residential placement in September 2019, average cost of £4,800/week. A significant number of placements are outside of Torbay and in some instances outside of the south west region. Torbay Council is looking to contract with one or two providers who will be able to deliver residential placement services within two homes which we will be purchasing. The contract is intended for the sole use of Torbay Council, however placements may be exceptionally made available to other local authorities, where Torbay Council is not fully utilising the service.
Torbay Council will award either:
Lot 1: a single provider to deliver care in a residential setting for children and young people on the edge of care, so that reunification can take place and short and long term placements for looked after children considered to be in need of residential care in the Torbay area; OR
Lot 2: a single provider to deliver care in a residential setting for children on the edge of care, so that re-unification can take place; AND Lot 3: short and long term placements for looked after children considered to be in need of residential care in the Torbay area.


About the buyer

Contact name

Chloe Bradshaw

Address

Torbay Council Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DR
United Kingdom

Telephone

+44 1803208391

Email

chloe.bradshaw@torbay.gov.uk


Other information

Links

Additional text

Read only versions of the tender documents can be accessed using the link below. In order to register an interest in this opportunity, access amendable versions of the documents and participate in this tender process Applicants will need to be registered with www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk.


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.


Closing date: 27 July 2020