Published date: 4 November 2021

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 6 December 2021

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services - 85000000

Location of contract

East of England

Procurement reference


Published date

4 November 2021

Closing date

6 December 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Southend-on-Sea Borough Council will be looking to procure housing related support services, from experienced and suitably qualified registered providers, with accommodation. Please note that All accommodation will be based within Southend-on-Sea.

Providers must be able to deliver housing related support services and appropriate accommodation to each of the following vulnerable groups in order that they develop the necessary skills to maintain a tenancy once they moved on from their placement:
• Adults impacted by mental ill health.
• Ex-offenders and those at risk of offending.
• Young people.
• Young people and young parents 16 - 25 years.

The Council are gauging market interest in this service. The maximum total value is £775,708 per annum and there are likely to be TUPE transfers.

The duration of each contract will be for a total of 3 years. (2 years + 1 year) from the inception of the contract/s.

To ensure that the Council has engaged fully with Providers two online virtual
Market Information Events are planned for the 23rd November 2021 3.p.m. - 5.p.m. and 25th November 10.30.a.m. - 12.30.p.m.

Please note that these are the same event just on different days to accommodate attendance by interested Providers.

Each event will give an opportunity for Providers to share their knowledge and insight, along with asking questions about the future service.

If you are interested in attending the Market Information Event, it is essential that you please confirm your interest by emailing before 23rd November 2021.

If you are interested in this potential opportunity, please complete the short questionnaire attached and e-mail your response to quoting TSH/2021 by 6th December 2021.
If there is interest, an Open Tender procedure may be adopted.

If there is no interest expressed or request to participate in a Lot, the Council will use regulation 32 of the PCR (2015) to award a contract to the current provider of that Lot for a maximum of 3 years.

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