Housing Related Support: Flexible Purchasing System
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Published date: 30 May 2023
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Contract summary
• Health and social work services – 85000000
• Social work and related services – 85300000
• Social work services – 85310000
Location of contract
S60 1AE
Value of contract
£723,000 to £214,460,000
Procurement reference
Published date
30 May 2023
Closing date
1 October 2028
Closing time
Contract start date
2 October 2028
Contract end date
3 October 2028
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure
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Housing Related Support Services are non-statutory services that support people experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless to live independently in the community. It is designed to complement the Council’s offer to alleviate and prevent homelessness. 

The Council’s aim is to implement a single pathway of support for adults who struggle to live independently and maintain a stable housing situation, where resource can be quickly accessed to meet needs, especially around complexity and where service capacity can be better utilised.

The Council is seeking applications from providers with the capability and capacity to deliver Housing Related Support services in Rotherham. 
Applicants can read the Cabinet Paper dated 17 October 2022 (including the Equality Impact Assessment – part A and part B) titled Housing Related Support Pathway – proposal for future commissioning which sought the approval for the procurement process to establish this FPS and procure a range of Housing Related Support services. 
The FPS will be established on the basis of an initial 5-year period; the system may continue beyond this date subject to further Cabinet approval.
The FPS will comprise of a number of separate Lots. Each Lot will specify a Housing Related Support service as follows:-
Lot 1 – Floating Support (Non-Accommodation Based)
Lot 2 – Accommodation with Support
Lot X – Miscellaneous/Future Housing Related Support

RMBC is acting as the lead authority to appoint providers for the provision of the services detailed in the application documentation. Applicants should also be aware that Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, City of Doncaster Council and Sheffield City Council are named as a Permitted Purchaser and may choose to access the Flexible Purchasing System and may create additional lots within the scope of Housing Related Support FPS, without creating any obligation on behalf of them to do so. The Permitted Purchaser will be independently responsible for the award of their own contract, which may incorporate the individual authorities Terms and Conditions. 
RMBC shall have no responsibility for and shall not be liable whatsoever in relation to the conduct of the named authorities and have no liability related to the performance or non-performance of those contracts between the providers and the Permitted Purchaser.

Please note the IMPORTANT INFORMATION section of this notice and particularly the closing date for the 1st round of applications to join this FPS.

More information
·         https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=67652&B=UK
·         Additional data
Additional text

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

About the buyer
Contact name
Lorna Byne
Riverside House, Main Street
S60 1AE


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