Home Support Services

A Prior Information Notice

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01 Apr 2022
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03 May 2022 12:00




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Qualification of Management and Delivery of Home Support (Domiciliary Care, Personal Assistants/Replacement Care) Services ( via Adult Social Care DPS Lots 5, 8, 20, 21 specified in Stage 1 of the DPS.)Anyone intending to take part in the mini-competition must have applied for and been successful at the First Stage of the DPS.

Total Quantity or Scope

Slough Borough Council (SBC) is seeking providers Home Support Services (Domiciliary Care/Personal Assistants/Replacement care) who can offer a range of support options to meet individual needs to register on its Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS). This will include provision of CQC Domiciliary Care regulated activities for the care and support of individuals in their own home, or on short breaks away from home and support for daytime activities based inside or outside the home. A specification is attached for further information.In order to be invited for future mini competitions for Home Support Services (Domiciliary Care/Personal Assistants/Replacement care) you must register for one or more Service Lots 5, 8, 20, 21 when completing your Stage 1 Selection Questionnaire (SQ). … Once your SQ has been evaluated, you will be informed of the outcome. If you have been successful to be qualified onto Stage 1 , you will automatically receive an invite to participate within the Stage 2 Mini Competition that is currently live . The last possible date for participants to be able to submit a request to participate on DPS for this particular tender and be able to submit a tender will be 18th April (but this leaves no time for participants to develop their tender).The SQ can be found and submitted via the SE Shared Services Portal and registration details are attached. You will need to first download the SQ from the portal , complete it and then upload the completed SQ back onto the portal where indicated.(see document attached giving details of where and how you can download the blank SQ).If you have any queries or would like any support registering on to the DPS please contact ASC.Commissioning@slough.gov.uk . It is important that you register in good time as the processing of your application can take up to 10 working days.If a Tenderer proposes to enter into a Contract with the Authority, it must rely on its own enquiries and on the terms and conditions set out in the Contract(s) (as and when finally executed), subject to the limitations and restrictions specified in it.Neither the issue of this Prior Information Notice , nor any of the information presented in it, should be regarded as a commitment or representation on the part of the Authority (or any other person) to enter into a contractual arrangement.

CPV Codes

  • 98000000 - Other community, social and personal services
  • 85000000 - Health and social work services


  • Bids should cover the whole contract.
  • Professional qualifications are sought.

Other Information

Please note that a Mini Competition for this provision has just been launched today via the DPS route which will close on the 3rd of May 2022 at 12 noon. Recommended deadline for participants to submit their completed SQ’s and to be able to participate and be able to reasonably develop their tender is 11th April 2022.Please submit your Selection Questionnaire (SQ) by 5pm on Monday 11th April 2022 if you are interested to be qualified onto this particular opportunity that has been launched today via the DPS with a view to competing in this further competitions via this route to source .