Public Sector Network Tender Alert


ASC0281 - Participation Service

Leicester City Council invites Tenders for the provision of a Participation Service. The Participation Service will facilitate the participation of people accessing support in the commissioning processes that support the design and review of adult social care (ASC) services. An important focus for this work will be participation of people drawing on support in local partnership boards, including but not limited to the Leicester City Learning Disability Partnership Board, the Leicester City Mental Health Partnership Board and the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Autism Partnership Board. These boards are currently in place. The Service will support the Authority's commitment to 'Making it Real'. The Service will also facilitate participation across the full range of people who draw on the support of Adult Social Care. The Authority is conducting this procurement under the Light Touch Regime for Social and Other Specific Services, as set out in the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR), at Section 7 (Regulations 74 to 77) and Schedule 3. The procurement process will not be conducted under the Public Contract Regulations 2015; however, it will be similar to that of an Open procedure. The Process will, unlike an Open Procedure, include the flexibility, as allowed under the Light Touch Regime with various evaluation stages as detailed in this Invitation to Tender documentation. It is the Authority's preliminary view that TUPE is likely to apply in respect of this Contract. The proposed Contract will be for an initial period of 2 years to commence on 1st July 2023, with an option to extend, subject to satisfactory performance outcomes and agreement by the Authority, for a further period or periods up to a total of 2 years, taking the contract term to a maximum of 4 years. The Invitation to Tender document and its appendices and all other documentation issued to Tenderers sets out the details of the Authority's requirements and how to submit your Tender. The link to the documentation is included below. The Authority will hold an Online Tender Information Session conducted via Microsoft Teams on 24th October 2022 between 10:00 am to 12.00 pm. Further information on how to register for this session is contained within the ITT documentation.


Jasmin Dhonsi
City Hall
115 Charles Street
+44 1164546125

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Published: 14 Oct 2022, Receipt by: 18 Nov 2022