Probation Services Dynamic Framework (PSDF) - Autism Support Services for Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot

A Contract Award Notice

Contract (Services)
10 year (est.)
15 Apr 2022
To 08 Jun 2037 (est.)




Geochart for 2 buyers and 1 suppliers


This Contract Award Notice details the award of a call-off competition conducted by the Authority via the Ministry of Justice's Probation Service Dynamic Framework (PSDF). The Probation Service sought a provider to deliver a specialist service to individuals within the region, who may experience difficulties with; language and speech, motor skills, behaviour, memory, learning and other neurological functions, to be better equipped to comply with probation requirements.

Total Quantity or Scope

In June 2020 the Ministry of Justice established the Probation Services Dynamic Framework (PSDF)to allow the Authority and Participating Bodies to purchase services to deliver rehabilitative and resettlement Interventions. The Dynamic Framework and subsequent Call-Off Competitions are conducted pursuant to Section 7 of the PCR 2015 (Social and Other Specific Services) the 'Light Touch Regime'. The Provider is expected to deliver interventions to people on probation that meet the specific needs of those, living with an Autistic Spectrum Condition. As needs will vary, the support to be provided shall include, but is not limited to one or more or the following: (a)Support to enhance communication and social skills; (b)Support to recognise and develop the PoP’s personal strengths; (c) Support to expand the PoP’s awareness of their own emotional state and well being, and that of others; (d)Support to improve impulse control and/or make better social judgements; (e)Identification of appropriate strategies and coping mechanisms; (f) Ensuring the individual is better equipped to comply with probation requirements, adequately address their offending behaviour and engage in programmes (where applicable); (g)Support with access to community support services for ongoing support; (h)Provision of advice to the PoPs family, where appropriate, in order to describe the support being given and signposting to agencies that may support the family; (i) Provision of one-off support for Probation Practitioners when requested, in instances where the PoP has declined to engage; (j) An evaluation of participant feedback and outcomes achieved, at the end of the 12 months, with preliminary findings shared after 6 months. To Note: This Service is to be delivered in South Wales: Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot.

Award Detail

1 Third Sector Consortia Management LLP 3SC (Croydon)
  • Autism Support Services in Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot
  • Reference: itt_5865
  • Num offers: 3
  • Value: £80,000
  • Contractor is an SME.
  • Subcontracting opportunities are expected.

Renewal Options

As there was a Fixed Price set by the Authority, the procurement assessed quality only, using the HCQ methodology. - The Authority reserved the right to exclude tenders that did not achieve a total quality score of 60 percent; - If a bidder scored less than 60 on the 'Delivering the Service to People on Probation' question, the Authority reserved the right to remove that Bidder from the competition.

Award Criteria

Mandatory Declarations _
Service Delivery in the Local Landscape 25.0
Delivering the Service to People on Probation 40.0
How Workforce Delivers the Service 25.0
Implementation 10.0

CPV Codes

  • 75231240 - Probation services


  • Options are available.
  • Award on basis of price and quality.

Other Information

Full procurement documents are published on the Authority's esourcing portal (including spec/criteria) The contract length is 12 months with no options to extend. The total contract value is £80'000. The service is to be delivered primarily in Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot. This service shall be provided in the Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot PDU