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United Kingdom-London: Project management consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Learning Disability Accommodation Strategy.
Royal Greenwich faces two key challenges in the provision of accommodation-based services for people with a learning disability. Firstly, much of the existing stock in which RBG accommodates people is not suitable to meet the needs of service users. In addition, there is a lack of capacity to accommodate people in the borough.
Adults' and Older People's Services' strength is in the delivery of social care; either directly or through commissioned services. The Directorate's expertise is not in developing housing solutions. Therefore Royal Greenwich wishes to commission a partner to work with officers to develop and project manage the delivery of a strategy to deliver housing solutions that are of good quality, support people to achieve their aspirations, are efficient to manage and are future proof.
The Learning Disability Housing Strategy will apply to the borough as a whole but its focus will primarily be on improving or replacing Royal Greenwich's directly managed provision and those premises within the large block contract that the Council holds with an external provider. It will also address the current under supply of accommodation-based services in the borough.
Our preferred partner will have a demonstrated track record of delivering housing solutions for people with a disability and of putting service users at the centre of service planning and design.
The contract will be for 4 years with an option to extend for up to a maximum of 3 years. The value of the contract will be in the region of 150 000 GBP per annum.
An option to extend the contract for a period of 3 years. Any extension of contract will only be exercised at the sole discretion of the Council.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
The existing stock in which RBG accommodates people is not suitable to meet the needs of service users. This has impact on the quality of people's lives. Further, the Royal Borough has a target to publish its strategy by the end of the calendar year. The successful provider will require time to consult with service users, undertake property surveys, analyse need etc.; which makes the usual restricted procedure timescale impractical, if the Authority is to achieve these objectives.
Section VI: Complementary information
Tenderers who are selected and invited to tender will be invited to a clarification meeting on the afternoon of 12.7.2016. This meeting will provide opportunity for Tenderers to asked questions relating to the Specification and other issues concerning this procurement. Further, our preferred partner will have a demonstrated track record of delivering housing solutions for people with a disability and of putting service users at the centre of service planning and design. In addition, they will be required to demonstrate how the project will benefit the wider local community, i.e. what social value they will add through their management of the contract. (Examples might include community engagement programmes, investment in the social care workforce and the reinvestment of surpluses for the benefit of service users.) In particular the provider will demonstrate how the project can offer opportunities to the Directorate's wider service user base to:
— promote health and wellbeing,
— develop independence and build self-resilience and.
The Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point when information on the proposed award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by any breach of the Councils obligations may take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).