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Expressions of interest are sought from Care Providers to work in collaboration with Health and Social Care to deliver a 24 hour support service to one individual with complex needs and challenging behaviour.

Social and other specific services - public contracts

Prior information notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
North Ayrshire Council
Cunninghame House, Friars Croft
KA12 8EE
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKM93

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Support Service to one individual with Complex Needs and Challenging Behaviour.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Expressions of interest are sought from Care Providers to work in collaboration with Health and Social Care to deliver a 24 hour support service to one individual with complex needs and challenging behaviour.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM93
Main site or place of performance:

North Ayrshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The individual being supported will require 24 hour care including wakened night and sleepovers within a rural area. The individual will require access to education and their days need to be structured.

The individual will require approximately 14 staff overall to allow for days off/absence etc.

Staff require to have an understanding of:

Attachment theory;

Learning difficulties;



The individual is currently subject to a Compulsory Supervision Order with a condition of residence within secure care.

The individual has had several placements throughout the years.

II.2.14)Additional information

The Provider may be required to assist the Council in identifying suitable accommodation for the individual.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The Council requires to engage with the market to determine availability of a Provider who can meet the needs and outcomes of the individual.

In the first instance, interested Providers are required to record their interest in the PIN and email for a copy of the individual's pen picture no later than 17.8.2017 at 12:00 noon.

Based on the individual's pen picture, Providers must submit an outline proposal of how they could meet and deliver a service to the individual to no later than 1.9.2017 at 12:00 noon detailing:

Relevant experience of delivering a similar service to individual(s) with complex needs and challenging behaviour;

How will appropriate staffing levels be utilised;

How you will meet the needs and outcomes of the individual;

Whether or not you may have suitable accommodation for the individual to reside;

Any other relevant information to support your proposal.

The Provider will be required to be suitably registered with the Care Inspectorate to deliver the service.

Please note that this Future Contracting Opportunity is intended for market place research purposes only at this stage and does not imply or guarantee any contract or services being commissioned by the Council.

The Council may, at it's discretion, invite Providers to a meeting to discuss their outline proposal and to determine if the individual's needs and outcomes can be met.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

(SC Ref:506641).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: