TENDER: Brighton & Hove Home Care

Home Care

Brighton & Hove City Council

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.

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Closing date: 25 April 2016

Contract summary


Other Services

Location of contract

South East

Value of contract (£)

£70,000,000 - £95,000,000

Published date

21 March 2016

Closing date

25 April 2016

Contract start date

26 April 2016

Contract end date

27 April 2016


The Council currently operates a Home Care framework agreement with a number of providers, providing a home care service to around 1,500 service users. New referrals via this framework agreement will cease from 5th September 2016. The Council is running the procurement in conjunction with Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group, who will be party to the awarded contracts. The term “Commissioners“ is used throughout documents and refers jointly to both parties. The Council is seeking to award home care contracts to a number of different providers for four separate Lots via this procurement process. Providers may submit tenders for single or multiple Lots. The Service Specifications in the procurement documents provide further detail on the specific requirements for each Lot. Contracts are for a duration of an initial five years, with provision for extensions of up to two additional years. The Lots are broken down as follows: Lot 1: Area Providers: Lead and Back up. A Lead Provider and Back-Up Provider will be appointed to each of the ten Areas. A total of 20 potential contracts are available. Lot 2: Homeless : A single Provider (or multiple Providers as part of a single bid) will be awarded the contract for this Lot Lot 3: Extra Care Patching Lodge : A single Provider (or multiple Providers as part of a single bid) will be awarded the contract for this Lot Lot 4: Extra Care New Larchwood and Library Court : A single Provider (or multiple Providers as part of a single bid) will be awarded the contract for this Lot Estimated values: Lot 1: £1 – 11million per annum Lot 2: £130,000 per annum Lot 3: £430,000 per annum Lot 4: £280,000 per annum Please register your interest via the Council‘s e-sourcing portal for access to the full documentation. IMPORTANT: Please note: To access the TUPE information you are required to complete the Non-Disclosure Agreement included in the tender documents section on the Portal and submit it via the EU Supply messaging tool relevant to this tender. Providers for all Lots will be required to use the Council’s nominated care management system to accept/reject offered packages and for communication relating to care packages. Details, including potential training events will be discussed with the successful providers as part of the implementation process. In addition to contracts awarded via this process, the Council intends to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) as a complementary referral route for home care packages. It is anticipated that the Council will open application process for the DPS in summer of 2016, to commencement on 5th September 2016. A further Contract Notice for the DPS will be published.This procurement and contracts awarded are suitable for SMEs. Social value has been considered throughout development of the service specifications and is part of the evaluation methodology.

About the buyer

Contact name

Edward Barfoot


King's House, Grand Avenue





+44 1273291391



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How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided