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Title: Provision of a Pan Disability Core & Cluster Scheme
OCID: ocds-kuma6s-115974
Published by: Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Authority ID: AA0274
Publication Date: 16/05/2022
Deadline Date: 14/06/2022
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 21 Social and other Specific Services - Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has SPD: No
Abstract: Refer below to section II.2.4 - Description of the Procurement
CPV: 85320000, 85000000, 85300000, 85311000.

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Civic Centre

Port Talbot

SA13 1PJ


Contact person: Wayne Thomas



Internet address(es)

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

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

II.1.1) Title

Provision of a Pan Disability Core & Cluster Scheme

Reference number: NPT-1647

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

Refer below to section II.2.4 - Description of the Procurement

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)




II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Neath Port Talbot Council invite tenders for the delivery of a Core and Cluster Service for up to six people in the Neath Abbey area of the borough, with the possibility of further expansion in the cluster element of the service to wider clusters in the locality. These individuals will have a range of needs in line with their respective pen pictures but may include individuals with mental health, physical disability and learning disability needs but would nonetheless be individuals who, it is felt, would be able to live independently, in time, with varying levels of support.

The Core and Cluster Service model aims to offer more intensive support (at the ‘core’) while at the same time offering less intensive ‘domiciliary care’ type care support, including floating support for people living in the community in “the Cluster” elements of the Service.

In this case the Core will be a bungalow for up to two people with an office area, offering a 24 hours presence and the ‘Cluster’ being four self-contained flats for up to four individuals or couples. Over time this Cluster of four may be expanded to include further clusters in the community which are also served by the base located at the Core, and when this is so, any additional clusters will also form a part of this Agreement. Bidders should note that on contract award only the Core element of two individuals will require support, and its currently felt the Cluster elements of four plus requiring support around the first quarter of 2023/24.

It should be noted that there are no current plans for the provision of Housing Related Support funding through the Housing Support Grant (HSG), although it is recognised that current or subsequent Service Users may require this support at some future time, so it is felt that Tenderers should be familiar with the delivery of Housing Related Support. The Council reserves the right to include Housing Related Support as part of the delivery of the service at any future time.

The Registered Social Landlord (RSL) for the property is First Choice Housing and the Provider will be required to maintain a Management Agreement with First Choice for the duration of the Agreement.

As this is a new Service, there will be no TUPE requirements and the successful Tenderer will therefore be required to either recruit new Staff or to redeploy existing staff to the Service to ensure a fully functional service from day one of the Agreement.

Refer to service specification in the ITT for further details.

The contract will be for an initial period of 5 years with the option to extend by period or periods not exceeding a further 60 months.

There are no Lot requirements.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.4) Objective rules and criteria for participation

Bidders will need to demonstrate experience of working within a supported living, extra care or core and cluster model and be registered with Care Inspectorate Wales as a Domiciliary Care Provider.

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2021/S 000-029010

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 14/06/2022

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted



Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

Suppliers’ Instructions ‘How to Express Interest in this ITT’:

1. Register your company on the etenderwales portal (this is required only once. However if your details have changed since you registered you will need to up-date them).

- Browse to the eSourcing Portal:

- Click the ‘Suppliers register here’ link.

- Complete the ‘Organisation Details’ and ‘User Details’ sections.

- Note the username you choose and click ‘save’ when complete.

- You will shortly receive and email with your unique password (please keep this secure).

- Agree to the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’.

2. Express an interest in the ITT.

- Login to the portal with the username / password.

- Click the ‘ITT Open to all Suppliers’ link.

- Alternatively, search for the relevant ITT (itt_93371).

- Click on the relevant ITT to access the content.

- Click the ‘Express Interest’ button on the right-hand side of the screen.

- This will move the ITT into your ‘My ITT pages’. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only.)

- Click on the ITT code, you can now access any attachments by selecting ‘Buyer Attachments’.

3. Responding to the ITT.

- You can now choose to ‘Respond’ or ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining).

- Note the ‘Closing Date’, and then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT.

- There is help available Monday – Friday (8am – 6pm) on: or by telephone on 0800 368 485.

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at

(WA Ref:119011)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

High Court

Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand




Telephone: +44 2079477501

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
85000000Health and social work servicesOther Services
85320000Social servicesSocial work and related services
85300000Social work and related servicesHealth and social work services
85311000Social work services with accommodationSocial work services

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
1017Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot

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