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Commissioning Services for Vulnerable Adults Events.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Suffolk County Council
Russell Road
Contact point(s):
For the attention of: Marie Grace
IP1 2BX Ipswich
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1473265272

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: Contracts Finder
Contact point(s):
Internet address:

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:
Commissioning Services for Vulnerable Adults Events.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKH14

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
In 2015 the Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board launched the Joint Learning Disability Strategy, which was created in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders across Suffolk. In response to the strategy Adult and Community Services (ACS) at Suffolk County Council is looking at how it can support the aspiration and vision of the strategy and make the changes the strategy describes.
As part of this work, ACS are holding a number of events that give people with the opportunity to tell us what changes they think we should make, and how we could best deliver the Learning Disability Strategy. These events will take place during late June and July.
The events will take the form of an Appreciative Inquiry (AI). An Appreciative Inquiry is a solutions focussed approach that focuses on what people think works well so we can create a shared vision for the future.
These events bring together people from all areas - people, their families and carers, social work services and providers - and enable them to discuss and explain to us their ambitions for the future.
We will be holding separate events for 3 key service areas:
- Supported Housing;
- Respite;
- Day, Evening and Weekend Opportunities.
At each of these events, we will be asking you to talk about your own experience of these services, as well as what you would like to see from them in the future. We will also ask you to give us some suggestions of what this could mean in practice. In order to make sure you have a chance to have your say, we have put events on at a number of locations around the county.
These events will not affect the way that your current services run. Rather, we want to use them as a chance to listen to what you is important to you.
If you would like to sign up to attend 1 of these events, please go to the Contracts Finder Website and open the attachment:
Please note, due to limited numbers of spaces available we would like to remind you that it is 1 ticket per person, and we will be allocating spaces proportionally to make sure that there is good representation from people, their families and carers, social work services and providers.
Appreciative Inquiry Key Dates:
All AI events will run from 11:00 until 15:30 unless stated otherwise.
Respite and Short Breaks:
Monday, 20th June.
Ip - City Conference Centre, Ipswich.
Application Deadline: Friday, 17th June at 12:00.
Day, Evening and Weekend Opportunities:
Monday, 27th June.
Stratford, St Andrew Riverside Centre, Saxmundham.
Application Deadline: Friday, 24th June at 12:00.
Tuesday, 5th July.
Landmark House, Ipswich.
Application Deadline: Monday, 4th July at 12:00.
Thursday, 7th July.
Holton Village Hall, Halesworth.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, 6th July at 12:00.
Friday, 15th July.
Forest Heath District Council (Council Chambers), Mildenhall.
Application Deadline: Thursday, 14th July at 12:00.
Supported Housing:
Monday, 4th July.
Stratford St Andrews Riverside Centre, Saxmundham.
Application Deadline: Friday, 1st July at 12:00.
Thursday, 21st July.
West Suffolk House, Bury St Edmunds.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, 20th July at 12:00.
Friday, 22nd July.
Suffolk Food Hall, Ipswich.
Application Deadline: Thursday, 21st July at 12:00.
"Please note that lunch will not be provided so please bring your own." Refreshments will also be provided.


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

98000000, 85000000, 80000000, 92000000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.8)Additional information:

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: