Opportunity To Join The Existing Framework Of Approved Suppliers For The Provision Of Domiciliary Care Services – St Helens Council

Ref DN249507
Expression of Interest closing date 20170428

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St Helens Council is seeking to appoint accredited Organisations to join an existing Approved List for the Provision of Domiciliary Care Services. Those placed on the Approved List will be awarded a contract for the Provision of Domiciliary Care. The Approved List will have two tiers of provider – Tier 1 – those who utilise an appropriate electronic call monitoring system Tier 2 – those without electronic call monitoring From 1st December 2016 the award of each new package of care is subject to a mini competition which will only be open to providers on the Approved List and with a contract awarded by this process. In order to be placed on the Approved List and awarded a contract, bidders will need to demonstrate a proven track record in providing care services to vulnerable people in their own homes. They will be required to demonstrate at ITT stage that they are capable of meeting the service specification and quality standards required by the Council. Successful bidders will also be required to be utilising an appropriate system of electronic call monitoring to be considered Tier 1. Bidders are expected to operate the service from a base either within the borough of St Helens or from a base in a local authority that shares a geographic border with St Helens. The service is predominantly for older people, but will also be for any adult with a physical or learning disability, those with dementia and on occasion those at end of life. The service will operate between the hours of 7.00am and 11.00pm, 365 days a year. Payment will be for the actual time delivered. Contracts will run for an initial 30 month period from 1 December 2016 to 31st May 2019, subject to an annual review, with an option of two 12-month extension periods.

Key Dates

Start date:  01/06/2017

End date:  31/05/2019

Buyer:  St.Helens Council
Contact:  Nick Fletcher
Telephone:  01744 673475