Supported Accommodation for Young People - Invitation to Tender (LIVE) - RFI 15234635 Coronavirus (Covid-19 Update): The implications of COVID-19 may result in delayed timescales both in reference to responding to queries, and when the Council may potentially undertake Mini-Competitions as part of this tender.


  • Annual contract value: circa £9.8m
  • Total contract value: circa £98m
  • Contact name: Jig Parmar
  • Contact email address:
  • Contact telephone number: 01772 538037 

PLEASE NOTE: This tender is LIVE. Please see last section of this webpage for further information. 


The Council openly invited stakeholders to express their interest in participating in a market engagement event, which was scheduled for 7th September 2018. 

The purpose of the event was: 1. For Lancashire County Council to share its vision of a future service delivery model and to seek feedback from stakeholders; 2.  To plan towards any potential forthcoming procurement arrangements; 3.  To build on existing expertise and ensure best use of the funding resources; 4.  To work in partnership to maximise outcomes through innovative thinking.  

During the event commissioners proposed the Council's initial proposals for commissioning Supported Accommodation for Young People, and feedback was sought through questionnaires and open discussions.  

Subsequently the Council has reviewed all feedback that was received during and after the event. As a consequent of the feedback received, the Council has revised its initial proposals. 

The initial proposals (including documentation containing all information shared during the market engagement event); a summary of feedback received and discussions held with stakeholders; and the Council's revised proposals can be accessed further below on this page. 

Previous Arrangements

Previous services were commissioned through block contract arrangements and the North West Placement Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS). The block contracts expire midway through 2019; and therefore we are seeking to potentially recommission services through a Pseudo Dynamic Purchasing System (PDPS), which will be administered by the Council, to meet the needs of both homeless young people and care leavers. 

Please find attached, amendments to the Councils initial proposal, and supporting documents. Please note: the Council is open to comments/feedback on its revised proposal. Please use our survey (accessible until 7th January 2019) to express your views.

Follow-Up Market Engagement Event - Supported Accommodation for Looked After Children and Care Leavers

RE: Group living/Semi-independent settings only

This market engagement/consultation event follows the previous event held on 7th Sept 2018; and is specifically relative to the 'group living/semi-independent settings' only. Therefore the event is relevant for those stakeholders who may be interested in group living/semi-independent settings within Lot 2 and Lot 6 of the Councils proposal. An agenda and proposal overview has been included with the relevant sections highlighted. Lots 1,3,4,5 are not concerned with this event.

The purpose of this event is to consult on the service specification(s) and proposed delivery model for group living accommodation. It is intended that draft specification(s) will be published on this webpage, under this section on/around 30th Jan 2019 to allow stakeholders time to consider questions in advance of the session.

Please note: the intention is to seek feedback from stakeholders, which will be considered towards designing a robust specification. Therefore the duration of this event will be dependent on the level of interaction between stakeholders and the Council.

Event details:

Date: Wednesday 6th February 2019.
Time: 09:30 to 11:30 (LCC Officers will be available for questions/clarifications until 12:30); Registration and refreshments available from 09:00 to 09:30.
Venue: The Savoy Suite 2, The Exchange, County Hall, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8XJ.
Agenda: 6th February agenda (PDF 194 KB)

Express your interest in attending the event by 5pm, 30th January 2019.

Please send your expression of interest to: quoting 'Supporting Accommodation Marketing Event 2', stating your organisation, the type of organisation, the names, job titles and contact email/number of attendees and any special requests relating to access to buildings/communication requirements. Invitations are limited to x2 people from each organisation.Car parking will not be available at County Hall, however there are public car parks (pay & display) within 10 minutes walking distance of County Hall. Feedback received during the event may be published on this webpage for all stakeholders to access in the weeks following the event. You will be able to access the latest updates and any published feedback by accessing this webpage.


Please make reference to the attached ITT Guidance and Instructions documents to make an informed choice on whether you would like to bid for the potential to deliver services. To bid: please access the iSupplier Oracle e-tendering system (via this link: and search for RFI 15234635 to submit your organisations Selection Criteria and Category Preference Form. The forms you require have been made available within the iSupplier e-tendering system, and therefore please do not copy and paste from the attached documents from this webpage.

Once you have submitted your Selection Criteria and Category Preference Form, the Authority will evaluate your submission in accordance to the schedules included within the attached tender documents. You will be invited to bid towards Mini-Competitions subsequent on condition of being successful at Selection Criteria stage.

PLEASE NOTE: all clarifications and communication in relation to this tender should be channelled through the iSupplier e-tendering systems "on-line discussions" function, which will be available once you access RFI 15234635  

Where a tendering organisation is affiliated to more than one bidding model, the recommended method to submit multiple bids, when submitting as an individual Tenderer and also as the lead organisation (of a separate bidding model) would be by registering your organisation's bidding model and the other (additional) bidding model(s) as separate entities on our iSupplier system. Please see section 16 ' SIMULTANEOUS PARTICIPATION' of the ITT Instructions and Guidance document for further information.