2223-0125 Supported Living Accommodation for Service Users with Learning Disabilities – Windsor Stre...
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The new scheme consists of 11 self-contained flats across three floors, as well as access to a shared communal space. There are 4 fully adapted pods on the ground floor for people with additional physical disabilities, 4 flats on the first floor for people with high needs and 3 flats on the second floor for people who are more independent (moderate needs).
Windsor Street will support Islington’s adult social care vision for Islington to be a place made up of strong, inclusive and connected communities, where regardless of background, people have fair and equal access to adult social care support that enables residents to live healthy fulfilling and independent lives.
Islington’s Strategic Commissioning and Adult Social Care Market Position Statement 2021-2024 sets out its commitment to ensuring that people with learning disabilities are supported to live as independently as possible, in their local communities and close to friends and family
The new contract will ensure that residents living at the scheme are supported appropriately with their health, wellbeing, and safety in the community. The service will also support people to stay in the borough and remain close to their family support networks.
The contract is for the provision of care and support with Islington Council being the landlord, at a new purpose built, supported living service at Windsor Street. The eleven people residing at the scheme will have a range of support needs including those who have additional physical disabilities, are wheelchair users and may need a high level of individual support and care with managing their daily lives.
The scheme will be comprised of four fully wheelchair accessible units at ground floor level sharing a combined living, kitchen, dining room with additional assisted bathroom and seven self-contained flats (two fully wheelchair-accessible; five wheelchair-adaptable) on the upper levels
The contract for care and support will ensure that there is 24-hour support at the services and the intention is to procure the service with a ‘core and flexi’ model to support individuals’ choice, freedom, and control.
This contract is not being divided into lots because this is a contract for provision of care and support at a single scheme.
TUPE [Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations]
Potential providers must be aware that TUPE will not apply to this service. Further details will be available in the invitation to tender.
The contract period will be for nine years with break clause options available for the council to terminate annually after year three. The estimated start date of the contract will be January 2024
The contract will be funded through existing social care budgets on a core contract value. The estimated maximum core annual contract value for the service will be £587,276 per annum. Therefore, the maximum estimated total global cost of the core contract for Islington Council will be £5,285,490
In addition to the core annual budget the successful provider will be responsible for managing the individual service funds (ISFs) for residents residing at the scheme. The estimated annual individual service fund (ISF) for residents residing at the scheme is £467,296. However, the amount paid to the provider is based on the actual need of the client and the ISF budget will be subject to change (both up and down) according to subsequent changes in need for each client. The ISF (lead) provider can charge up to £20 per month per client to manage their ISF.
We recognise that due to the length of the contract there will be requests for uplifts. The Council is committed to paying the London Living Wage and we will work with providers during the annual uplift process to ensure staff who are paid the LLW continue to be paid the LLW for the lifetime of the contract.
The contract will be awarded to the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations. MEAT for this contract is quality 70% and cost 30%.
Quality made up of:
Proposed approach to service delivery model: achieving outcomes, personalisation 20%
Proposed approach to health and safety of service users and staff (including safeguarding people who use services from the risk of abuse/danger) 20%
Proposed approach to social value 20%
Proposed approach to staff recruitment and retention, skills, development and supervision 10%
We reserve the right to interview leading bidders.
As the value of this contract opportunity is above the threshold for wider advertising of the opportunity, a contract notice will be published on Find a Tender Service and Contracts Finder.
This contract will be procured using the Open Procedure. The Open Procedure means that all bidders who successfully express an interest will automatically be invited to tender and have access to the tender documents. Those who submit a tender and meet the minimum requirements will have their full tender, method statements and pricing evaluated.
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