Services - 485448-2018

03/11/2018    S212    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Romford: Social work services with accommodation

2018/S 212-485448

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: London Borough of Havering
Postal address: Town Hall, Main Road
Town: Romford
NUTS code: UKI52
Postal code: W1
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Nick French

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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

North East London Residential Commissioning Project

Reference number: prj_OSN_9783
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Looked after Children residential placement providers’ engagement event.

The North East London Local Authority Partnership (8 Local Authorities), led by Havering Council will be jointly commissioning residential placements within the geographical footprint of Northeast East London.

We will be holding a second provider engagement event on the 3.12.2018 at the Docklands Museum of London from 9:30 until 12:30 in order to obtain greater influence in market shaping and consult providers on the content of the commissioning specification.

We would like to invite providers with experience in delivering residential services for Looked After Children. Places at the event will be offered on a first come first served basis due to limited space at the venue.

If you wish to attend please email

We would like to hear from providers with experience in delivering residential services for looked after children.

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)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI5
Main site or place of performance:

North East London boroughs.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The North East London Partnership, led by Havering Council have developed a subregional commissioning partnership consisting of 8 local authorities in order to obtain greater influence in market shaping. Through the subregional approach, we will improve the tendering process to agree block contracts with 1 or 2 providers to initially provide up to 35 residential placements locally. We will focus on quality in the residential setting by providing systemic practice and a career pathway into social work for residential staff. We will also create a central brokerage resource to improve efficiency of residential commissioning arrangements. Underpinning our programme is a model of 3-way co-production which utilises relationship-based approaches to collaborate with young people and the providers and co-create the offer within the residential provider.

The programme will work in synergy to address problems and change the system conditions of residential commissioning. The aim is to achieve two key long-term outcomes: improved lived experience of young people in residential care and improved value for money for the sub-regional partnership.

We would like to hear from providers with experience in delivering residential services for Looked After Children.

This is mainly a market engagement event, but one of the core principles of this project is to co-produce local residential provisions that provide high quality care for young people and value for money for the local authorities. Our aim is to match young people with this provision if the provision can provide the right support for their needs. We are taking a subregional approach to this project. Havering are leading a partnership which also includes: Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, City of London, and Waltham Forest.

There is also a heavy focus on sustainability, both in terms of savings to the local authorities but also in how we develop a legacy of effective participation across the North East London subregion.

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: no

Section VI: Complementary information

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