EU solidarity with Ukraine
Prozorro+: Ukrainian public procurement platform
United Kingdom-Stafford: Health and social work services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
IA2081 Personalised Care and Support in Prisons (and Approved Premises)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com
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.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information