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Notice Summary

Title:
UK-Sandbach: Short Breaks for Disabled Children (SOFT MARKET TESTING QUESTIONNAIRE)
Document Ref:
GB003ZM307847
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Other
Published By:
Cheshire East Borough Council
Date Published:
04 September 2019
Deadline Date:
30 September 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

Short Breaks for Disabled Children - Soft Market Testing Questionnaire Cheshire East Council is conducting a soft market testing exercise to understand interest from providers in the delivery of Short Breaks for Disabled Children. Short Breaks Services for Children with Disabilities form an integral part of the overall local offer for children with disabilities within Cheshire East ensuring that our statutory duty as a local authority is met. In addition to commissioned services, the local offer for children with disabilities includes Early Help Individual Payments, Direct Payments and Residential Short Breaks. The current service design of commissioned services will be reviewed to ensure that the re-commission focuses on achieving the 6 outcomes of the Children and Young People’s Plan 2019-2021. The re-commission will also focus on achieving greater value for money and effectiveness for children, young people and their families. Cheshire East Council would like to gain insight from providers who may be interested in providing these services in Cheshire East. Your feedback will help to inform future commissioning intentions. The current Short Breaks service provision includes the following programmes: • Regular activities weekly or fortnightly during term time and / or school holidays. These activities are offered during weekends, after school and/or in school holidays • Examples of this provision include: group based social or youth clubs, sports and activity sessions, drama and arts classes, social skills groups 1:1 support and rebound therapy • One-to-one support for disabled children and young people to access local community based universal (available to all) social and leisure activities they would not otherwise be able to participate in • Example of this support include supported activities in universal settings, ‘Buddy’ schemes • Group sessions for young people who traditionally because of specific care needs, experience difficulties accessing universal and inclusive or other targeted provision A full service re-commission is currently being developed, and your feedback will help to inform the future commissioning intentions of the Short Breaks Services for Disabled Children. A market engagement event will be held for interested providers in early 2020. Formal procurement of the service is planned during the March – May 2020 period, contract award will be in June 2020 with contracts due to commence on the 1st September 2020. Keywords parent, carer, child, disabled children, short breaks

Notice Details

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

Cheshire East Borough Council
N/A
Sandbach UK
Tracy Roberts N/A
tracy.roberts@cheshireeast.gov.uk N/A

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Short Breaks for Disabled Children (SOFT MARKET TESTING QUESTIONNAIRE)

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Short Breaks for Disabled Children - Soft Market Testing Questionnaire

Cheshire East Council is conducting a soft market testing exercise to understand interest from providers in the delivery of Short Breaks for Disabled Children. Short Breaks Services for Children with Disabilities form an integral part of the overall local offer for children with disabilities within Cheshire East ensuring that our statutory duty as a local authority is met. In addition to commissioned services, the local offer for children with disabilities includes Early Help Individual Payments, Direct Payments and Residential Short Breaks. The current service design of commissioned services will be reviewed to ensure that the re-commission focuses on achieving the 6 outcomes of the Children and Young People’s Plan 2019-2021. The re-commission will also focus on achieving greater value for money and effectiveness for children, young people and their families. Cheshire East Council would like to gain insight from providers who may be interested in providing these services in Cheshire East. Your feedback will help to inform future commissioning intentions.

The current Short Breaks service provision includes the following programmes:

• Regular activities weekly or fortnightly during term time and / or school holidays. These activities are offered during weekends, after school and/or in school holidays

• Examples of this provision include: group based social or youth clubs, sports and activity sessions, drama and arts classes, social skills groups 1:1 support and rebound therapy

• One-to-one support for disabled children and young people to access local community based universal (available to all) social and leisure activities they would not otherwise be able to participate in

• Example of this support include supported activities in universal settings, ‘Buddy’ schemes

• Group sessions for young people who traditionally because of specific care needs, experience difficulties accessing universal and inclusive or other targeted provision A full service re-commission is currently being developed, and your feedback will help to inform the future commissioning intentions of the Short Breaks Services for Disabled Children.

A market engagement event will be held for interested providers in early 2020. Formal procurement of the service is planned during the March – May 2020 period, contract award will be in June 2020 with contracts due to commence on the 1st September 2020.

Keywords

parent, carer, child, disabled children, short breaks

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Estimated contract dates

Start date 18/09/2019

End date 30/09/2019

Region(s) of supply

Cheshire East

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

The procedure type is unknown.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

DN433326

4.3

Time Limits

   30-09-2019  Time 14:00

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Please visit the following portal to view this notice:

https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=b2e7085c-48ce-e911-80f8-005056b64545

Expression of interest deadline : 30/09/2019 at 14:00 hrs

(MT Ref:307847)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 04-09-2019

Current Notes