Public notice

Romsey Community Hub Living Well Service (Early Market Engagement)

Early Market Engagement - Romsey Community Hub Living Well Service

In the winter of 2020-21 Hampshire County Council ("the Council") is intending to procure a day-time social care and support "living well" service to support the independence, social connection, health and wellbeing of Older Adults (including those experiencing dementia) within a group setting. It is envisaged that the living well service will start in the early summer of 2021.

The service will be based within a purpose-built "community hub facility" located within the Nightingale Lodge Extra-care scheme being developed in Romsey, Hampshire, and due to open in late Spring 2021.

The Living Well service model and specification is currently under development. To inform the commissioning process the Council is undertaking market engagement activity and invites providers who might be potentially interested in delivering this kind of service to contribute their thoughts through:

(a) A short questionnaire (attached to the In-Tend Project AS15372) for completion and return by the end of Wednesday 8th April 2020, using the In-Tend correspondence function for the project. You will need to be registered on the Hampshire In-Tend portal to access and return the questionnaire. To do this, please go to the website https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire/ and click on the 'Register' tab. Registration is free. To access Project AS15372) on In-Tend click "Tenders"; click "Current"; scroll down to the project, click "View details", then "Express Interest". We recommend providers consult e-tendering guidance by clicking "Information for Suppliers" at the top of the In-Tend home page.

(b) A half-day market engagement event in Winchester, Hampshire taking place on Monday 18th May 2020, between 9.30am and 1pm at Falcon House, Monarch Way, Winchester SO22 5PL. To register interest in and book attendance at the market engagement event your organization will need to be registered on the Hampshire In-Tend procurement portal: Please see: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire (In-tend project reference number AS15372).

Following market engagement, should any tender documents be issued during the winter of 2020-21 you will be notified via In-Tend. To ensure you receive any email alerts and notifications from our system about the event, please add the email domain '@in-tend.co.uk' to your Safe Senders list.

In addition to the Council's funding, the service may need to generate and maintain additional demand and revenue to ensure its commercial sustainability.

This market engagement builds on some related activity undertaken in relation to the referenced extra-care scheme in November 2019 (see In-Tend project reference AS14941).

It is neither the intention nor the purpose of this market engagement activity to confer any advantage in any future procurement process upon those participating in the market engagement event or responding to the market engagement questionnaire.

Contact:

Simon Crouch, Adults Health & Care Procurement, Hampshire County Council

Email: as.contracts@hants.gov.uk