Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Leicestershire Children and Families Services Gateway2Resources (G2R) - Supported Accommodation for Young People Aged 16+

Leicestershire County Council (the Council) is conducting a procurement to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) in accordance with the Light-Touch Regime requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The Council is asking Providers to join the Leicestershire Children and Families Services Gateway2Resources (G2R) Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to supply supported accommodation placements to Leicestershire's Looked After Children (LAC), Care Leavers, Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) and Young People (at risk of homelessness) not owed a social care duty between the ages of 16-18. The Council wishes to work collaboratively with Providers to ensure that placement requirements for Leicestershire's LAC cohort can meet demand and need. We are requesting that providers apply to join the DPS and work with the Council's vision to ensure that Leicestershire's young people can live locally and are offered high quality, value for money placements. This DPS will form part of the Council's Gateway2Resources (G2R) commissioning model. The first phase of G2R focused on requests for Residential Children's Home Placements (category 1) and Independent Fostering Services (category 2) through a DPS which commenced 1st February 2020. This procurement is the second G2R phase and will consist of two categories; Supported Shared Accommodation for young people aged 16+ (category 3a), and; Independent Accommodation with Floating Support for young people aged 16+ (category 3b). Other Local Authorities may also choose to use the DPS in the future which will increase the estimated contract value significantly. The deadline for receipt of tenders for the DPS Round 1 is 12:00 21st September 2020


Caroline Dickens
County Hall
Leicester Road Glenfield

Contract value: 166000000-166000000

Published: 21 Aug 2020, Receipt by: 30 Nov 2030