2021-0229 Assessment and Progression Support Service for Single Homeless People Aged 16-25
Main contract details
Islington Council invites suitable expressions of interest from organisations to provide 24-hour accommodation and support for young people 16-25 who are homeless, looked-after children and/or care leavers. Current status / Background Following a recent review of the current service, further consultation has been undertaken with Adults and Children’s Commissioning and a peer-to-peer review conducted by the Children’s Active Inclusion Service (CAIS). The outcome was that the service could be a more effective part of the current young persons’ housing pathway by re-configuring the service from an assessment centre to an Assessment and Progression Service. These changes are set out in the service specification. The requirement The service will provide a high quality 24-hour accommodation with support for young people aged 16-25 with an emphasis on 16/17 year olds. The service will provide young people with the skills required to enable them to live independently, and move-on to appropriate accommodation. The service will work with Islington Council, the private sector and partner agencies to identify appropriate move-on accommodation, with a move-on plan completed with the young person at the start of their tenancy. Lots This contract is not being split into lots. The council is looking for a single coherent service. TUPE [Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations] Potential providers must be aware that TUPE may or may not apply to this service. Further details will be available in the invitation to tender. Contract Period The contract period will be for 24 months from an estimated start date 1 April 2022 with an option to extend up to a further 12 +12 months. Contract Value The estimated total value of this contract is £796,392 over the maximum 48 month term of the contract. This is based on £199,098 per annum. Award criteria 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%. Tender submissions will be subject to minimum quality thresholds. Further details will be provided in the invitation to tender. Award criteria Cost 30% Quality 70% – made up of method statement questions: Safeguarding and Risk 20% Social Value 20% Implementation 10% Partnership Working 10% Trauma Informed Approaches 5% Co-Production 5% Total 100% Tenderers should be aware that we reserve the right to hold site visits and/or presentations and/or interviews during the tender process. Site visits and/or presentations and/or interviews will be for verification/clarification purposes of the written submission. We reserve the right to interview leading bidders. Procurement Process 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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From 30/09/2021 12:00 to 29/10/2021 12:00