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WSCC - LC Market Engagement - Accommodation for looked after Children.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

West Sussex County Council
County Hall, West Street
For the attention of: Laura Curme
PO19 1RG Chichester

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
WSCC - LC Market Engagement - Accommodation for looked after Children.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
West Sussex.

NUTS code UKJ2

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
It is the Council's aim to procure a range of supported accommodation for young people aged 16-21yrs within the above category groups which will include:
- 24/7 staffed emergency accommodation;
- Intensively supported accommodation for those with high level needs;
- Supported accommodation which will provide support and training to enable a successful move to fully independent living;
- Quick access beds for those young people needing accommodation at short notice;
- Provision for unaccompanied asylum seekers that fall under the duties of the Local Authority (UASC).


This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85311000, 55250000, 45212400

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

It is our intention to hold drop in information sessions the dates and times for these are as follows. The event is booked for the 2nd of June and the location is Richmond Room, Edes House, West Street, Chichester.

WSCC would like to engage with current and new providers to explore an new procurement for our emergency and supported accommodation offer to young people within West Sussex. This procurement will ascribe to outcome based commissioning and we hope to engage with providers to stimulate ideas of how they could be delivered. The purpose of this event is to explore the feasibility of initial thoughts and potential viability of essential components such as costing models, dual/mixed methodologies, block arrangements, framework call-offs, geographical spread of provision, value ratios and weighting schedules.
Further information can be found:
Session 1, Session 2, Session 3:
10:00 AM Arrival, tea and coffee 12:30 PM 2:45 PM;
10:15 AM Introduction 12:45 PM 3:00 PM;
10:30 AM Presentation 1:00 PM 3:15 PM;
11:00 AM Open forum/Q and A 1:30 PM 3:45 PM;
12:00 PM Closing 2:30 PM 4:45 PM.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: