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Issue - meetings

Care Home Tender - Contract Awards

Meeting: 14/03/2017 - Cabinet (Item 38)

38 Care Home Tender - Contract Awards

 Report by Carolyn Godfrey, Corporate Director


Supporting documents:


 Councillor Jerry Wickham presented a report which requested that Cabinet awards contracts for block and framework care home beds as recommended in Appendix 1 of the report presented and taken under Part II of the meeting. Councillor Wickham also requested that Cabinet authorise the Council to go out to tender again for Nursing and Residential Framework beds due to the current tender process generating a reduced number of bids and a shortfall in the above provision.


In response to a question, it was noted that some smaller providers could receive additional support to access the tender process.


Following a short discussion, and after considering the information in the part II report, the meeting;




1.    To approve the award of the block and framework contracts as recommended in Appendix 1 as presented in the Part II paper.


2.    To approve the undertaking of a re-tendering exercise for further Block Nursing, Framework Nursing and Framework Residential Services in order to address the potential shortfall in the required level of service provision; and


3.    To delegate authority to the Corporate Director following consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Care, Public Health and Public Protection to approve in consultation with the Cabinet member for finance for the award of contracts within the approved budget


Reason for Decision:


Awarding block and framework contracts will secure better rates and better availability of care home beds in Wiltshire. This supports budget management and gives greater control on spend. The contracts place requirements on providers with regard to the quality of care that they provide and also with regard to the speed of assessment and admissions. This supports the health and well-being of individuals, and the health and social care system as a whole.




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