Services - 338158-2020

17/07/2020    S137

United Kingdom-Stafford: Health and social work services

2020/S 137-338158

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Staffordshire County Council
Postal address: 2 Staffordshire Place, Staffordshire
Town: Stafford
NUTS code: UKG24 Staffordshire CC
Postal code: ST16 2DH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Caryl Laffey — Category Manager
Telephone: +44 1785854160
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:
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

IA2081 Personalised Care and Support in Prisons (and Approved Premises)

Reference number: IA2081
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85000000 Health and social work services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The personalised care and support in prisons (and approved premises) is provided to care act eligible individuals in prisons who require care and support to meet their eligible needs. The service will enable service users to achieve their identified outcomes in order to improve their independence and achieve and maintain their desired outcomes in relation to their physical, emotional, social and mental wellbeing.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
98000000 Other community, social and personal services
85320000 Social services
85312400 Welfare services not delivered through residential institutions
85300000 Social work and related services
85312000 Social work services without accommodation
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG24 Staffordshire CC
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For the avoidance of doubt this is not a call for competition this is to initiate a market engagement/soft market testing process.

Staffordshire County Council are seeking to recommission the current personalised care and support in prisons (and in approved premises) in the County of Staffordshire which is due to expire on 31 March 2021.

The care act became law in June 2014. Section 76 of the Act sets out the responsibilities for the provision of care and support for adult prisoners and people residing in approved premises (which include bail accommodation). Where it appears that adults in prison or approved premises have needs for care and support, they should have their needs assessed by the local authority and where they meet eligibility criteria; have services provided by the local authority.

The local authority referral processes for the provision of care and support for adult prisoners and people residing in approved premises have been in place since 2015.

There are seven prisons and two approved premises in Staffordshire for which the Council will have the responsibility to provide care and support. The details of the prisons and approved premises are as follows:

HMP Stafford, 54 Gaol Road, Stafford, ST16 3AW

HMP Dovegate (IND), Uttoxeter, ST14 8XR

HMP Drake Hall, Eccleshall, ST21 6LQ

HMP Featherstone, New Rd, Featherstone, Wolverhampton, WV10 7PU

HMP Oakwood (IND), Featherstone, Wolverhampton, WV10 7QD

HMP Swinfen Hall, Lichfield, WS14 9QS

HMP Brinsford, Featherstone, Wolverhampton, WV10 7PU

Wenger House, Newcastle-under-Lyme – 26 bedded home

Staitheford House, Stafford – 13 bedded home

The main purpose of the engagement is to gain an understanding of the providers that would be interested in delivering this service and to listen to suggestions on innovative approaches, digital solutions and delivery service models on how the future provision could be delivered

This is an opportunity for you, as a provider to have your say and return your questions and suggestions to us so we can ascertain how the market would look at delivering the service in the most effective and efficient way.

To start the market engagement process, please contact Jill Stepney Commissioning Officer on +44 1785278533 or email who will provide a copy of the current personalised care and support in prisons specification, together with a provider questions and suggestion form. We will welcome your feedback on the specification which will help shape the model and provision for the new 2021 contract. Feedback forms should be returned by 1 August 2020. If required a virtual meeting can be arranged with yourselves to discuss further.

The tender opportunity will be undertaken through the authority’s e-tendering system Proactis

Suppliers should register on the system to ensure they receive an alert when the documents are made available.

Please note the procurement is not live yet and therefore will not appear on Proactis if you search.

Suppliers must have a track record and experience in providing personalised care and support and demonstrate the ability to be able to deliver the service across the contract area.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: