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Services - 234639-2019

21/05/2019    S97

United Kingdom-Norwich: Social work services with accommodation

2019/S 097-234639

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Norfolk County Council
Postal address: Floor 3, County Hall, Martineau Lane
Town: Norwich
NUTS code: UKH15 Norwich and East Norfolk
Postal code: NR1 2DH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Joan Murray
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.norfolk.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Residential Short Breaks for Children with Disabilities

Reference number: NCCT41866
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85311000 Social work services with accommodation
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Norfolk County Council is seeking the provision of beds for the purposes of residential short breaks for children with disabilities aged 5-18. The profile of the children is the complex end of the disability spectrum, including children with challenging behaviour associated with either autism or severe learning disabilities, who are considered on the edge as the ‘transforming care’ cohort.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH16 North and West Norfolk
NUTS code: UKH17 Breckland and South Norfolk
NUTS code: UKH15 Norwich and East Norfolk
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Norfolk County Council (NCC) is seeking the provision of beds for the purposes of residential short breaks for children with disabilities aged 5-18. The profile of the children is the complex end of the disability spectrum — children with challenging behaviour associated with either autism or severe learning disabilities who are considered on the edge as the ‘transforming care’ cohort.

NCC has sufficient resource in the West and the Central part of Norfolk, but is looking for resources in either South Norfolk or North Suffolk.

We are looking for beds nights to cater for about 40 children. 20 of these children can have their needs met on a 1:1 basis, 18 on a 2:1 basis. We also have two children who have exceptional needs.

The resource will provide packages of care from 12 overnights a year up to packages deemed to meet a child’s needs and keep them out of care. Currently one package of care is 94 overnights and we are exploring bigger packages of care to assist with keeping children living at home, with increasingly complex presentations. Units will need to be easily commutable to Norfolk Complex Needs Schools based in Caister, Sidestrand, Attleborough, Norwich and its outskirts.

Disabled child who enter the units will have complex presentation and a majority will have adverse family experiences. NCC wants providers who can work as part of a multi-agency group and be able to maintain disabled children living within their home environment with relevant support to parent carers and to actively participate as part of the multi-agency work around this cohort of children.

This service needs to be in place for April 2020 and we would envisage the requirement for a 6 month transition period from the 1.10.2019.

II.2.14)Additional information

Norfolk County Council would like to meet with potential service providers to discuss this opportunity and obtain feedback on the contracting model. Please provide dates when you would be available during the period 3-14.6.2019 by emailing amanda.peart@norfolk.gov.uk

Please also register on In-tend and express an interest in project NCCT41866

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
21/06/2019

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This procurement will be managed electronically via the Council's e-procurement system. To participate in this procurement, applicants must first be registered on the system at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://in-tendhost/norfolkcc/aspx/BuyerProfiles

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
20/05/2019