Proposed decision – To award the contracts to provide residential care for people with a learning disability, people with a physical disability and people with mental health needs to the successful bidders as identified following a procurement process.
Residential Care services for People with a Learning Disability, People with a Physical Disability and people with Mental Health Needs last went out to competitive tender in 2002 for the Disability contract and 2004 for the Mental Health contract.
The purpose of this tender is to ensure a relevant specification and to update current terms and conditions as well as to show due regards to the fair cost of care. The intention is to establish new contracts for care homes for People with a Learning Disability, People with a Physical Disability and People with Mental Health Needs from June 2020
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;
Decision status: For Determination
Division affected: (All Division);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/03/2020
Anticipated restriction: Part exempt - View reasons
Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).
Decision due: Not before 14th Apr 2020 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
Reason: To allow 28 clear days publication on the FED in accordance with legal requirements.
Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
Lead director: Penny Southern
Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing
Contact: Clare Maynard, Head of Commissioning Portfolio - Outcome 2 and 3.
This will be discussed at Adult Social Care
and Health Cabinet Committee on 22nd May
Which Divisions / Local Members are particularly affected: All Members
There will be no public consultations, as the service delivery will remain essentially the same as current provision, in the foreseeable future. Provider market engagement activities will be undertaken to engage with and develop relationships with potential providers, who currently provide or have experience in working with adults and children with assessed support needs in their own homes and within the community. This will be followed up by regular communication via bulletins and information sharing using the council's website. There may be changes to these services within the life of the contract, which may require public consultation.
Financial implications: The significant risk to letting these contracts is the impact on price. With the change of how sleep-in shifts are measured, there will be impact on the overall price paid. Engagement with the market will provide the detailed information required to work with Finance colleagues to scope the potential financial impact balancing the pressure from providers, good outcomes for service users, legal requirements, transparency of a fair cost of care. New contract minimum of four years with two, two-year extensions. 4 years approx. value £322m
Legal implications: The procurement process has been followed in accordance with Public Contracting Regulations 2015