North Northamptonshire Council – Dorking House Supported Accommodation
North Northamptonshire Council
Published date: 22 June 2023
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Contract summary
• Provision of services to the community – 75200000
• Other community, social and personal services – 98000000
Location of contract
East Midlands
Value of contract
Procurement reference
Published date
22 June 2023
Closing date
25 July 2023
Closing time
Contract start date
1 October 2023
Contract end date
30 September 2027
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure (above threshold)
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

North Northamptonshire Council’s (hereafter referred to as the “Council”) requirements for a service provider to wholly manage a Supported Housing Scheme in Corby called Dorking House which forms part of the Council’s current rough sleeping pathway. 

The Council is procuring a single provider to deliver the service for an initial 18 months period until 31st March 2025, with the option to extend for a further 2 years (1+1) should further Government funding be available. Overall aim of the provision will be to effectively support residents and meet their needs by providing a safe environment to achieve independence and encourage self-determination to achieve positive outcomes and ultimately find a sustainable housing solution away from the streets

The Council are looking to allocate total grant funding of £155,000 (£55,000 for 6 months of 23/24 and £100,000 for 24/25) to a single provider to manage the facility and provide the required support services to accommodate rough sleepers with medium to high needs. This will be from the 1st October 2023 until 31st March 2025 due to current external Government funding secured. 

The supported accommodation provision will be predominantly for rough sleepers including individuals rough sleeping with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) along with supporting individuals who are classed as experiencing Multiple Exclusion Homelessness (MEH) who will require intensive support.

The cohort being supported within this provision will include individuals with high complex support needs and therefore the provision will need to be adequately staffed to provide this level of support as required. The following is not an exhaustive list but provides examples of the cohort to be supported:

- Entrenched rough sleepers
- Individuals with a drug / alcohol dependence
- Individuals suffering with mental ill health
- Individuals with physical disabilities
- Rough Sleepers with no resource to public funds (NRPF)
- Ex-offenders or individuals at risk of offending 

The Council proposes to enter into one (1) Contract for an initial period of 18 months with the preferred Potential Supplier, with an option to extend for 24 months should further Government funding be available, making 42 months in total (18 months + 1 + 1).

The light touch regime (LTR) applies to the Services, as per Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

More information

How to apply
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About the buyer
Contact name
North Northamptonshire Procurement Team
Sheerness House
41 Meadow Road
NN16 8TL

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