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United Kingdom-Southampton: Welfare services for children and young people
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://supplysouthampton.esourcingportal.com
Section II: Object
Children’s Residential Placements — Consortia Commissioning
Local Authorities across the Southern Region of England have come together to commission children’s residential care using a Framework Agreement, in order to fulfil their statutory duty to provide high quality residential care to looked after children within their Authority. Commissioning as a consortium of Authorities allows us to meaningfully engage with the market whilst enabling us to achieve efficiencies in the purchasing and development of services and advocating better care on behalf of children and young people. Continued in VI.3) Additional information.
Lots 1 & 1a Planned Residential Care & Same Day Residential Care
Lot 1: Planned Residential Care.
Lot 1a: Same Day Residential Care.
The purchasers do not have a breakdown of the spend for each lot and therefore are unable to give an estimated value.
Option of potential extensions of up to 36 months.
Lot 2 Crisis Care
Lot 2: Crisis Care:
Lot 3: Residential Care with DFE Regulated Education
Lot 3: Residential Care with DFE Regulated Education:
Lot 4: Residential Parenting Assessments
Lot 4: Residential Parenting Assessments:
Lot 5: Therapeutic Residential Care
Lot 5: Therapeutic Residential Care:
Lot 6: Children with Disabilities
Lot 6: Children with Disabilities:
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Continued from II.1.4) Short description:
Southampton City Council has taken the lead for the purposes of tendering this opportunity, the other Authorities included in this Consortia are Bournemouth Borough Council, Bracknell Forest Council, Brighton and Hove City Council, Dorset County Council, East Sussex County Council, Hampshire County Council, Isle of Wight Council, Medway Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Poole Borough Council, Portsmouth City Council, Reading Borough Council, Slough Children’s Services Trust, Southampton City Council, Surrey County Council, West Berkshire County Council, West Sussex County Council, Windsor & Maidenhead Council and Wokingham Borough Council.
The range value of 1 000 000 000 GBP — 2 000 000 000 GBP is an estimate only, as this is a Framework Agreement and spend cannot be guaranteed, a more accurate indication of values will only be available either retrospectively or when block contracts are awarded. This estimate includes market growth as referred to in Sir Martin Narey’s Report into Residential care in England 7.2016 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/534560/Residential-Care-in-England-Sir-Martin-Narey-July-2016.pdf
Other Local Authorities, beyond the Consortium identified in the OJEU Contract Notice, have an option to access this framework in the future and the estimate includes the estimated spend in this market for those Authorities.
A Framework Agreement is being arranged and subsequent Contracts will be awarded for the provision of Children’s Residential Care Services. The framework will be reopened yearly.
The estimated value of the services to be purchased for the entire duration of the framework is purely indicative and cannot be guaranteed by the Commissioners. This Framework Agreement is open to the Contracting Authorities: Bournemouth Borough Council, Bracknell Forest Council, Brighton and Hove City Council, Dorset County Council, East Sussex County Council, Hampshire County Council, Isle of Wight Council, Medway Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Poole Borough Council, Portsmouth City Council, Reading Borough Council, Slough Children’s Services Trust, Southampton City Council, Surrey County Council, West Berkshire Council, West Sussex County Council, Windsor and Maidenhead Council, and Wokingham Borough Council.
The framework will also be open to Contracting Authorities in the counties of Devon, Somerset, Kent, Dorset, Oxford, Surrey, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Cornwall, the West Midlands and Greater London that have not been named; some Authorities within these counties have expressed interest in accessing the framework in the future, but have made no firm commitment at this stage, they are included at this stage to ensure they are able to access the framework if they wish to do so.
Whilst the purchasers are in the South of England, there may be in certain circumstances a requirement for placements anywhere in England, Scotland or Wales. Any statutory successors of the above Contracting Authorities and other legal entities and service delivery bodies created as a result of any restructure or organisational changes implemented by the contracting authorities (including without limitation where implemented by any Contracting Authority jointly with one or more other Contracting Authorities), will also be permitted users of the Framework Agreements advertised herein.