Day Opportunities Services
Leicester City Council
Published date: 21 June 2022
Open opportunity – This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

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Contract summary
Industry
• Health and social work services – 85000000
• Other community, social and personal services – 98000000
Location of contract
East Midlands
Value of contract
£35,650,000
Procurement reference
LEICSCITY02-DN517801-87076782
Published date
21 June 2022
Closing date
25 July 2022
Closing time
2pm
Contract start date
1 April 2023
Contract end date
31 March 2029
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Yes
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?
Yes

Description
Leicester City Council (‘the ‘Authority’) invites Tenders for the provision of Day Opportunities Services. Leicester City Council is leading the procurement on behalf of Leicester City Council and the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group (LLR CCG).

Day Opportunities Services support and enable people to access and participate in a variety of activities and opportunities, during the daytime, that help them to meet their social care and/or health needs.

Services will support the delivery of outcomes for people, and their families, who draw on social care support and see them being empowered and supported to participate in opportunities that enable them to meet their agreed outcomes as part of their support plan. 

The activities and opportunities available will depend on an individual’s needs and interests. General examples may include, but are not limited to, IT training, cooking/baking, confidence building, friendship groups, sports, games and other leisure activities, household management, exercise, mindfulness and meditation, gardening, art therapy, visits to parks, museums or days out.

It is the intention of the Authority to award Framework Agreements for each Lot. There is no maximum number of providers to be awarded a Framework Agreement for each Lot. Tenderers should note that Lots 1 to 4 services are commissioned for the Authority only. Lot 5 services are being commissioned for both the Authority and the LLR CCG. The Authority provides no guarantee or volume of any work to any successful provider.

The Authority is conducting this procurement under the Light Touch Regime for Social and Other Specific Services, as set out in the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR), at Section 7 (Regulations 74 to 77) and Schedule 3. The procurement process will not be conducted under the Public Contract Regulations 2015; however, it will be similar to that of an Open procedure. The Process will, unlike an Open Procedure, include the flexibility, as allowed under the Light Touch Regime with various evaluation stages as detailed in this Invitation to Tender documentation.

It is the Authority’s preliminary view that TUPE may apply in respect of this Contract.

The proposed Contract will be for an initial period of 4 years to commence on 1st April 2023, with an option to extend, subject to satisfactory performance outcomes and agreement by the Authority, for a further period or periods up to a total of 2 years, taking the contract term to a maximum of 6 years.

The Invitation to Tender document and its appendices and all other documentation issued to Tenderers sets out the details of the Authority’s requirements and how to submit your Tender. The link to the documentation is included below.

The Authority will hold an Online Tender Information Session conducted via Microsoft Teams on 28th June 2022 between 10:30 am to 12.30 pm. Further information on how to register for this session is contained within the ITT documentation.

More information
Links
·         https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=74993c7d-6bed-ec11-8115-005056b64545
·         Advert

How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer
Contact name
Jasmin Dhonsi
Address
City Hall
115 Charles Street
Leicester
LE1 1FZ
England
Telephone
+44 1164546125
Email

Website
http://www.leicester.gov.uk

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