TENDER: Learning Disability Accommodation Commissioning Programme - Richmond

Delivering the Right Care in the Right Place- Learning Disability Accommodation Commissioning Programme

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Delivering the Right Care in the Right Place- Learning Disability Accommodation Commissioning Programme


85000000-9 - Health and social work services

85144000-0 - Residential health facilities services


The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames has set out our three year Learning Disability Commissioning Strategy ‘the Big Plan’ our intention to become a commissioning authority and plans to re-commission residential and supported living accommodation. The primary purpose of this project is to engage and inform the relevant market of prospective opportunities in connection with Richmond Council Commissioning Strategies and Objectives and to assess the level of interest expressed in providing Supported Living and Residential Services for people with learning disabilities in the London Borough of Richmond, (The Council). The Council is currently exploring potential service models and contracting options offered within the market for these services. To assist with this work, the Council is undertaking a market engagement exercise which will seek views from the market to assist in shaping e the future delivery model in which it will work in partnership with service providers to develop innovative, outcomes-based approaches. If your organisation:- • Has experience in the provision of services to people with learning disabilities • Is committed to the development of new and innovative practice in this field • Is driven to improve service quality and efficiencies • Has an organisational culture that supports collaborative working with commissioners and other providers Then we would like to hear from you. The Council is inviting organisations to participate in this two stage market engagement process by registering on the London Tenders portal http://londontenders.org; to express your interest by searching the project by its name: “Delivering the Right Care and Support in the Right Place”. Please download the questionnaire, complete it and submit by 19th September 2016 10 am. A Market day is scheduled for 21st September 2016; further details will be available on the portal. The estimated time for the formal tender is in January 2017. The Market Event will take the form of: 1. A presentation on the Council’s commissioning plans for learning disability 2. Feedback on the findings of the questionnaire 3. A workshop to discuss the questionnaire findings and potential service models Invitations will be sent out to all providers via the Procontract system who submit an expression of interest. Interested parties should note that the Council may seek further clarification and/or hold discussions with organisations who respond as part of this market testing This notice does not represent a formal commitment by the Council to undertake a procurement procedure. Participation in this exercise will not include or preclude any organisation from participating in any future procurement exercise. Any responses that you provide will not prejudice your organisation’s involvement in any potential future procurement exercise, as organisations that take part will not be advantaged or disadvantaged in any way. No information provided in your questionnaire response will be used in any evaluation of any subsequent response to a potential future procurement exercise.


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Learning Disability, Supported Living, Residential

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London Borough of Richmond upon Thames


Ms Louisa Balfe




020 8891 7655