United Kingdom-Dorchester: Construction work for buildings relating to health and social services, for crematoriums and public conveniences
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.dorsetforyou.com/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.dorsetforyou.com/
Section II: Object
Bridport Gateway Care Campus Development
As part of the Bridport Gateway Care Campus Development Dorset County Council (the Council) is seeking a development partner to fund and develop the following:
— Lot 1 (a minimum 60 bed care home with provision for nursing and dementia support, part funded by the Council. In addition to design, developing and financing the care home, the successful partner must also operate the care home. The care home must be delivered as a priority to meet the estimated future needs for nursing and dementia care in the locality),
— Lot 2 (serviced extra care and supported living units, a respite care facility, keyworker housing units and community space) to include space for delivery of Day opportunities.
The Council has identified 2 sites in Bridport which it will make available to the developer on a (freehold / leasehold) basis for consideration. It is expected that for Lot 1 this will be in the form of a reduced bed price and for Lot 2 this will be in the form of a capital receipt.
Dorset County Council, “The Council” has developed a new Housing needs assessment, named “Building the Right Assets”: an Adult Care Accommodation Needs Assessment. As part of its strategy it has identified a need for the following:
Bridport Gateway Care Campus.
A range of co-located and complimentary services on DCC owned land in Bridport, in partnership with a developer who can bring private social investment funding. It is estimated that the development would begin in Autumn 2019 and would take approximately 3 years to complete, the development will be phased to deliver replacement Care Home service as a priority.
After a period of market engagement, and confirming it's requirements, a plan of activity has now been agreed, with the first project within that plan being the Bridport Gateway Care Campus Development. Due to the complex nature of the requirements and the need to dialogue with potential providers regarding the technical, legal and financial make-up of the developments Dorset County Council is now seeking to undertake a competitive dialogue process under the Public Contract Regulations 2015.
Two areas of Land in Bridport have been set aside for these requirements. Further information regarding the proposed site is available in the procurement document.
The Council is looking for innovative solutions to meet its requirements. It is currently developing the key commercial principles, the nature and terms of any contract awarded, but is flexible regarding the delivery models.
— Lot 2 (serviced extra care and supported living units, a respite care facility, keyworker housing units and community space).
The Council reserves the right to extend the initial contract period by a further contract period up to the total of the contract duration.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As stated in the procurement documentation.
The successful bidder, whether a single party or a consortium, will be required to provide a parent company guarantee or other form of surety (in a form acceptable to the Council). Further details can be found in the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Local Government Review 2019:
Tenderers are asked to note the following in relation to this Procurement.
In February 2017, to best protect public services and represent the whole of Dorset as the government continues to reduce the funding it gives to local councils, 6 Dorset councils — including Dorset County Council — submitted a proposal to replace the 9 authorities with 2 unitary for all Dorset. This proposal is known as “Future Dorset”.
In February 2018, the Secretary of State agreed that the current 9 councils across Dorset will be dissolved at the end of March 2019 and 2 new organisations, known as “Dorset Council” and “Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council” will come into effect from 1.4.2019.
The formal process of this change has to be agreed through Parliament, the first stage of this process is to agree the “Structural Change Order” (SCO) which was laid before Parliament at the end of March. The SCO provided the high-level requirements and approach to putting the new councils in place. the next stage is to agree additional specific orders known as “Consequential Orders”, these will also be laid before Parliament.
Following the “orders” being laid the approval through Parliament is expected to be completed by the end of May / beginning of June.
The orders include a transfer of contracts to the legal entities of the two unitary authorities as from 1.4.2019. In the case of contracts in the name of Dorset County Council the new legal entity being “Dorset Council”.
The Council reserve the right not to award a contract, to make whatever changes it sees fit to the structure and timing of the procurement process (including issuing updates and amendments to the procurement documents and inviting bids on the same or an alternative basis) to cancel the process in its entirety at any stage and, where it considers it appropriate to do so, to award a contract for only one Lot.
NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group also intend to fund a number of clients in the Care Home.