Public Sector Network Tender Alert

 

12608-2013: UK-Stafford: Social work services with accommodation

In support of national and local initiatives, Staffordshire County Council are working towards the establishment of a number of Centres of Excellence (CoE) to provide care for elderly residents of Staffordshire.
The aim of the project is to provide registered care across the Staffordshire region, for people suffering from a range of age related conditions, including dementia. This care must meet the current and future needs of the people of Staffordshire, taking into account the increasing demographic pressure in the region and rise in degenerative illnesses, including dementia.
The County Council is looking to deliver a single county-wide solution, incorporating the transfer of three existing facilities and the development of around seven new CoE facilities.
The objective of the tender process is to appoint a provider or providers to design, build, and have the responsibility to manage and operate the new CoE facilities, and to operate the three existing facilities to closure, with a view to transferring existing services users into the new facilities.
It should be noted that during the Competitive Dialogue process, the County Council will seek innovative solutions to any contract for services, this will include recognition that:
there is a requirement to provide continuity of care for residents receiving services within the existing three homes in the future, people will be in receipt of direct payments, and will pay care fees direct to the service provider, rather than the County Council. This means the County Council may not require a traditional service contract for a fixed number of beds for residents.
The County Councils investment beyond the requirement to provide direct payments to potential residents will be limited, and the successful delivery of the project will be reliant upon the appointed bidder(s) providing investment for the required services.
The County Councils preference is to contract with one lead provider, but would be prepared to contract with up to two providers, if it there were sufficient justification for doing so. It should be noted that contracting with up to two lead providers would not exclude consortiums or partnerships from the bidding process. The resources, range and depth of skills needed to provide the required services to the County Council are such that providers may need to collaborate to form a partnership or consortium in order to ensure the delivery of the project.
The CoE will provide a range of care services for residents suffering from differing levels of degenerative illnesses and other conditions, to ensure they have access to appropriate care as demand for services increase. In addition to care services, the contract may include associated or interdependent services, which could compliment or secure long term provision and viability of services for Staffordshire.
The focus of the project is on allowing people to maintain their independence and have choice and control over their lives, ensuring they are able to live a fulfilling life given their individual health circumstances.
The CoE will ensure a better quality of life for those that require specialist support services and will support a holistic care pathway, with residents having flexible access to care as their needs increase from initial diagnosis to end of life. They are intended to provide a range of services that reflect the progressive changes associated with a dementia related illness including assessment facilities, respite services, early onset, non challenging social care, extra care, challenging nursing care, complex mental health needs and specialist nursing and palliative care.
This will enable choice, control and dignity for the people who access services and a reduction in requirement for people to move to residential or nursing care in the later stages of dementia.
The CoE will give residents access to best in class building design, environmental factors, security and safeguarding and assistive technology. In addition to these factors, we envision the CoE will provide various well being and leisure facilities, such as hairdressers, restaurant/cafe, shops, gardens, gyms, educational courses etc. Overall the CoE should provide a safe, welcoming, stimulating and homely community environment for all residents.

Ref: ST201.,

Contact:

Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire Procurement, Finance and Resources, Wedgewood Building, Tipping Street
For the attention of: Rosie O'Doherty
ST16 2DH Stafford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1785854650
E-mail: rosie.odoherty@staffordshire.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1785854660
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority: www.staffordshire.gov.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Contract value: The potential maximum total contract value of GBP 350 million represents the potential total maximum contract value over the potential full contract term of 25 years, from date of practical completion.However, the number of facilities to be built, the delivery model and the contract term is to be established via the Competitive Dialogue process, therefore the County Council wishes to allow for the maximum amount of flexibility in relation to the total quantity and scope of the contract.It should be noted that during the Competitive Dialogue process, the County Council will seek innovative solutions to any contract for services, this will include recognition that:there is a requirement to provide continuity of care for residents receiving services within the existing three homes in the future, people will be in receipt of direct payments, and will pay care fees direct to the service provider, rather than the County Council. This means the County Council may not require a traditional service contract for a fixed number of beds for residents.The County Councils investment beyond the requirement to provide direct payments to potential residents will be limited, and the successful delivery of the project will be reliant upon the appointed bidder(s) providing investment for the required services.Estimated value excluding VAT: Range: between 100 000 000 and 350 000 000 GBP

Published: 15 Jan 2013, Receipt by: 12 Feb 2013