North Ayrshire Council (“NAC”) invites tenders for the provision of a community support service.
NAC currently have a flexible framework in place for this requirement which allows NAC to re-open the framework to new providers therefore, the framework is being re-opened.
NAC are required to re-open the framework to new providers after the initial two year period, as detailed in the original Contract Notice. There is no limit to the number of providers who may be awarded a place on the framework however, providers should note that there may not be a sufficient volume of business to support a large number of new providers and there is no guarantee of business even if awarded a place on the framework.
The estimated spend under the framework over the remaining 4 years is 56,079,900.00 GBP however, this figure includes services already commissioned during the initial 2 year period that will continue over the next 4 years and therefore, this figure is not representative of new business opportunities available over the remaining 4 year period.
The resultant framework will be for a period of 2 years commencing 6th January 2022 until 5th January 2024 with the option to extend by up to 24 months until 5th January 2026. Extensions will be at the sole discretion of NAC and subject to satisfactory performance and funding.
The framework delivers Adult Community Support Services across Learning Disability, Physical Disability and Mental Health client groups.
The scope of the framework encompasses services currently referred to as Community Support, 24 Hour Support, Housing Support and Supported Living Services. It does not include care at home provision.
Services are delivered in a community setting, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year, inclusive of sleepovers and waking nights, to adults aged 16 and over who have been assessed by North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership as requiring a service.
Full details of the tender can be found here.