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Commissioning Opportunities

Commissioning with the Council

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council commissions providers from the voluntary and community sector to deliver various services to residents of the borough. This is where opportunities to tender for the services that make a real difference within our communities are advertised. The Commissioning Framework has been developed with the voluntary and community sector and partners, which puts in place a process for commissioning future services.

Commissioning with the Newcastle Partnership

The Council contributes to the Newcastle Partnership, which brings together a variety of partners from the public sector along with the private, business, community and voluntary sectors to support each other and work together to improve the quality of life for local people and communities.

Commissioning Framework

The Framework ensures that the Council receives outcome-led, value-for-money services from the organisations that better meet the Council’s priorities while providing a fair and transparent funding allocation process.

Commissioning remains a central feature of local government and public service reform. The public sector has been challenged to shift away from narrow service delivery functions and adopt a more strategic commissioning role. This means stepping back from traditional service delivery and focussing on understanding the needs of the community and leading activity to secure improved outcomes.

There is a growing tendency to misuse the term “commissioning” and the framework outlines the differences to prevent the term being used incorrectly. The framework is also key in applying consistent standards and processes when we commission services to support commissioning activities at various levels.

Commissioning Opportunities

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council invites suitably experienced providers to submit proposals with costings for the supply and management of temporary accommodation for homeless households. The required provision is split into two separate lots;

Lot 1          Short term fully supported accommodation that can accommodate rough sleepers from the street with complex and high level support needs (a current seven-bed provision runs until September 2020).

Lot 2          Shared houses to provide lower level supported accommodation for single homeless people with complex needs (Current two x four-bed provision runs until October 2020).

The following documents are available from the My Tenders website www.mytenders.co.uk

Invitation to Quote - Temporary Accommodation Specification for Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council

Appendix ‘A’ - Lot 1

Appendix ‘A’ - Lot 2

Please note you must submit the completed application form no later than 4/09/2020 (5pm) via the My Tenders portal www.mytenders.co.uk

Registration to the My Tenders Portal:

Your organisation must be registered to the My Tenders portal www.mytenders.co.uk to submit a proposal/bid for this opportunity or raise any clarification questions. Registration is free of charge and is a straight forward process only requiring minimum details about your organisation.

If you would like further information on the Commissioning Framework or have any queries please contact Bev Cleary on 01782 742758 or e-mail Beverley Cleary

Last updated 21 August 2020

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