TENDER: Extra Care Housing Care Services - Reading Borough Council

Extra Care Housing Care Services

Title :Extra Care Housing Care Services

Reference :RBC 00000199

Description :Reading Borough Council invite Tenders to provide care within six Extra Care schemes for older people in the Borough. The Council’s focus is on promotion of independence and to prevent, reduce or delay the need for support. We want people to build, recover and retain skills to be able to live as full a life as possible. Our Extra Care schemes will act as hubs within the community for older and vulnerable people to access care and social activities. 
The council currently commissions 1198.5 hours of care within four Extra Care schemes and this is projected to increase as clients with more complex needs are placed there and two new schemes open. Currently the council spends approximately £993,000 per year on home care within these Extra Care sheltered housing schemes. 

The Schemes Covered By This Contract

Oak Tree House – 10 Spey Road, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 4DZ

60 housing units with an onsite restaurant, activity rooms including a hairdresser and an assisted bathroom. Building owned and managed by Catalyst Housing Association. Currently 291.5 hours of personal care are delivered by the current care provider, this includes night care and floating support, there are staff employed by the current care provider who will have transfer rights under TUPE. An office will be provided for the care provider, and there is currently no charge for this office. 

Cedar Court – 30 Whitley Rise, Basingstoke Road, Reading, RG2 ONS

40 housing units with an onsite restaurant, activity room, assisted bathroom, guest flat hairdresser and therapy suite and hobby room. Building owned and managed by Reading Borough Council. 343.5 hours of care are delivered by the current care provider including night and floating support, there are staff employed by the current care provider who will have transfer rights under TUPE. An office will be provided for the care provider, and there is currently no charge for this office. 

Chimney Court – Shilling Close, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 4EN

There are 56 housing units with an onsite restaurant and social activity spaces including guest flat, assisted bathing facility, garden and hobby room. Building owned and managed by A2D. There are 286.5 hours of care currently provided by the current care provider and there are staff employed by the current care provider who will have transfer rights under TUPE. There will be an office provided for the care provider and the rental for this is currently set at £7,977.32 per annum, inclusive of service charge. 

Cornerstones – Halcyon Terrace, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 4XR

There are 41 housing units with an onsite restaurant and social activity spaces including guest flat, assisted bathing facility, garden and hobby room. Building owned and managed by A2D. There are 277 hours of care currently provided by the current care provider and there are staff employed by the current care provider who will have transfer rights under TUPE. There will be an office provided for the care provider and the rental for this is currently set at £7,977.32 per annum, inclusive of service charge. 

Future Services To Be Provided

Green Park

This will be completed in late 2017 and will have 129 flats. The council will have nomination rights to 58 of these flats and the remaining 71 flats will be available for private sale. Care will be required for all residents supported by the council and to all residents on an on-call emergency response basis. There will be an office provided for the care provider and the rental for this is currently set at £9,902.88 per annum, inclusive of utilities. 

Beechwood Grove

This scheme will be built by A2Dominion and will be a mixed tenure scheme. There will be 43 flats in this scheme. There will be 16 flats with nomination rights from the council and 27 available for private sale. Care will be required for all residents supported by the council. There will be an office provided for the care provider and the rental for this is currently set at £7,977.32 per annum, inclusive of service charge. 


This tender will be broken into 3 lots for prospective providers to bid on. Whilst bids can be made on all lots each successful tenderer will be limited winning a maximum of two lots.

Contact :Stven Fletcher

Estimated Value :c£900,000 p.a.

Award :03 January 2017

Contract Start :26 March 2017

Contract End :31 August 2022

Extension Clause Date :31 August 2025

OJEU Notice :2016/S 201-364078

OJEU Notice Date :18 October 2016

Date documents can be requested until :16 November 2016

Customer :Reading Borough Council

Process :OJEU

Directive :Services

Procedure :Open

CPV Code :85312000-9|85000000-9