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Preventative and community support services.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Rutland County Council
Council Offices, Catmose
For the attention of: Karen Kibblewhite
LE15 6HP Oakham

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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:
Preventative and community support services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
In the county of Rutland.

NUTS code UKF22

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
This Prior Information Notice (PIN) is an indication of a potential future procurement, but is not a call for competition and is not part of any pre-qualification or selection process. Any procurement will be the subject of a later OJEU Notice. Interested providers may wish to participate in the Potential Provider Event detailed in this Notice. The existence of this PIN does not bind the Council to procure any services.
Rutland is England's smallest mainland county and unitary authority. It is situated in the East Midlands between Leicester and Peterborough, and has a population of some 37 600. The main population centres are Oakham, the county town, and Uppingham, although the county is also rich in vibrant village communities.
Although Rutland performs well in relation to most national social care and health indicators, it is not without its challenges.
Rutland County Council is seeking to establish a coherent network of preventative and community support services for people of all ages in the county. Expected outcomes will include:
1. Improve the quality of life for individuals and for communities;
2. Improve people's overall health and well being from birth throughout their lives, and support people to maintain their independence;
3. Reduce risks for individuals and improve their resilience to risks;
4. Enable young people to be ready to move to adulthood, whatever their needs;
5. Delay the need for more serious interventions and dependency;
6. Enable people to have choice and control over the services and support they access;
7. Improve the community capacity across the county and for all communities.
The planned procurement will seek to encourage selected existing and new providers to engage in a collaborative co-design of a network of services which will fulfil the Council's expectations. It is anticipated that a number of providers will emerge, each offering services through their own resources or through contracts with others, which are well targeted and coherently delivered.
The current value of services potentially in scope is of the order of 500 000 GBP per annum, although this figure may change as the process develops. It is envisaged that contracts will be awarded for a period of at least 5 years, subject to funding availability. As with all public sector care services, funding is under great strain, and so the Council is looking to make efficiencies in the course of this process.
The Council is holding a Potential Provider Event at which the objectives and process envisaged will be explained and at which questions may be asked. The Potential Provider Event will be held at the Council Offices, Rutland County Council, Oakham, on Wednesday, 9.3.2016, starting at 10:00.
To register your organisation's interest in attending, please e-mail:
Details of the Potential Provider Event can be found at:
It is not currently expected that the entire service provision will be awarded to a single provider. It is therefore likely that the services will become discrete lots within the procurement as the collaborative service design takes shape. For the purpose of this Notice only, and because the nature and number of lots is currently unknown, the procurement is shown as not being divided into lots.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 500 000 and 3 500 000 GBP


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

85300000, 85311100, 85312310, 85312400, 85323000

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:

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: