TENDER: Nottinghamshire Home based care and support services

Home Based Care and Support Services - Soft Market Testing

Nottinghamshire County 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: 27 May 2016

Contract summary


Other Services

Location of contract

East Midlands

Value of contract (£)


Published date

09 May 2016

Closing date

27 May 2016

Contract start date

01 September 2017

Contract end date

31 August 2022


Nottinghamshire County Council wishes to engage with providers of Home Based Care and Support services for older and/or younger adults. Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County CCGs and Nottingham City CCG are undertaking a Soft Market Testing exercise to canvass independent views to help support and shape the future specification and model of Home Based Care and Support Services. The Commissioners require a stable and robust market of Providers who have an experienced, motivated and well trained workforce and are able to deliver a high volume of affordable, consistent, high quality services. Service Providers will be sought who can prevent service users? needs from escalating, through the delivery of flexible, responsive services and without the continual need for recourse to commissioners. One option being considered is to select a wide range of organisations as accredited Providers of Health and Social Care Home Based Services, using a Dynamic Purchasing System. Through a process of further competitions, accredited Providers would complete Invitation to Tenders, to bid for the commissioned care work/packages. This procurement may include: - Health (including non-complex continuing healthcare) and Social Care Standard Home Based Service - Crisis Care and Hospital Discharge - Complex Continuing Health Care - Care services in Extra Care Housing Providers are invited to complete a written submission in response to a questionnaire. This is a Prior Information Notice (P.I.N) and is NOT a call for tenders and responses.

About the buyer

Contact name

Catherine Flint


County Hall

West Bridgford





+44 1159772009



Other information


Please complete the Soft Market Testing questionnaire response form and upload on to the portal. n/a

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided