Future opportunity

Locality based integrated services for 0-19 years ( 25 years SEND).


F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-021659

Published 1 September 2021, 3:40pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses


Wakefield One Po Box 700,Burton Street




Karen Towers




+44 1924306780


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKE45 - Wakefield

Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

one.5) Main activity

General public services

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Locality based integrated services for 0-19 years ( 25 years SEND).

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 85323000 - Community health services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

The Provider will be required to lead and coordinate the integrated delivery of the children's public health service in the Wakefield area in partnership with other agencies. This should build on the programme of integration across the children's system to achieve better outcomes for children and families as described in Wakefield Council's strategic ambition as follows:

'Our vision is for children and young people to tell us they are happy, healthy and safe, thriving in communities where families and services work together to help them to achieve their potential and dreams'

The contract will reflect that vision with the requirement to deliver locality based integrated services for children aged 0-19 years ( 25 years SEND). The successful Provider must be committed to making this vision a reality for local parents to be, babies, children, young peoples, parents and carers.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £71,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 85323000 - Community health services

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKE45 - Wakefield

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Light touch based on Competitive procedure with negotiation

two.2.14) Additional information

Wakefield Council is issuing this Prior Information Notice to inform the market of this upcoming tender opportunity.

The anticipate contract duration is for an initial period of 5 years, with the potential for one or more contract extensions of up to a further 5 years in total. The estimated value of the contract is circa £7.1m per year, with an overall contract value across the initial 5 years of potentially £35.5m.

The Contracting Authority anticipates undertaking a "light touch" procurement under Regulation 74 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 that draws on elements of the competitive procurement with negotiation. It is anticipated that the procurement will commence in November 2021 to enable a contract to be awarded by May 2022. Service commencement is anticipated 1st October 2022. It is expected that TUPE will apply.

As part of the selection stage (SQ), bidders will be asked to submit two case studies that demonstrate previous experience in the areas requested by the Contracting Authority. The case studies must be certified by the commissioner of those services and these certificates must be submitted as part of a provider's SQ response. More information on the key areas of focus will be outlined in the SQ document.

Providers will be invited to attend a Bidders event early November (after the tender is published), which will be an opportunity to understand more about the Contracting Authority's requirements, find out more about the procurement process and to ask questions. Further details and registration information will be outlined in the Read Me First document which will be published with the SQ.

Interested providers are asked to register on the Council's new e-tendering portal YORtender at https://yortender.eu-supply.com to ensure that an alert is sent to you when the opportunity is published. Interested providers should ensure that they register by no later than 15th October 2021.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

11 October 2021

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No