Framework for Block Contract Opportunities in Care Homes

A Prior Information Notice (Social)

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Contract (Services)
4 year
29 Jan 2021
To 08 Mar 2025 (est.)
08 Mar 2021 13:00



The Borough of Kirklees

Geochart for 2 buyers and 0 suppliers

2 buyers


The purpose of this Framework Agreement is to allow Kirklees Council to block purchase beds within residential care and nursing home settings for short term, non-permanent stays. Short term stays are necessary to free up hospital beds, when Service Users are deemed medically fit to be discharged from Hospital but their long term care requirements/packages of care are not immediately available. These beds may also be utilised by people in community settings who require step up provision, for example following a carer breakdown, respite provision or to prevent hospital admissions. Previously the Council has entered into Contracts with care home providers such as the Choice and Recovery Beds, Winter Pressure Beds, and Discharge to Assess Beds. These types of Contracts will in future be competed from this Framework Agreement. The Council is working towards adopting a trusted assessor model of assessment of needs into the Contracts competed from this Framework Agreement. Where a trusted assessor model is required this will be detailed in the specification and further competition documentation for that particular contract. As this Framework is for short term stays, the residential care and nursing homes for the purpose of this Framework must be located within the geographical boundaries of the Kirklees District as; i) it is not practical to transport a person seeking care to residential care and nursing homes outside the Kirklees district; ii) the social workers would not be able to check on a person outside of the Kirklees district; iii) GP registrations for such persons are restricted only to the Kirklees district.

Lot Division

1 Residential Beds
  • Value: £3M
2 Residential Beds with Dementia
  • Value: £3M
3 Nursing Beds
  • Value: £3M
4 Nursing Beds with Dementia
  • Value: £3M
5 Learning Disability
  • Value: £800K
6 Mental Health
  • Value: £800K
7 Physical Disability
  • Value: £800K

CPV Codes

  • 85000000 - Health and social work services


  • Bids should cover one or more lots.
  • Bids should cover the whole contract.
  • Performance considerations apply.

Other Information

Tenderers are advised this process is a competitive procurement exercise conducted in the form of an Open Procedure under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The Authority do not commit to following the procedure precisely and reserve the right to vary the procedure from that of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 where necessary, as detailed within the Information and Instructions for Tenderers. If the Contracting Authority decide to enter into a framework agreement with any successful Service Provider, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. The Contracting Authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs).