Re-opening of Home Based Care Re-design and Associated Services – Flexible Purchasing System

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Framework (Services)
10 year
15 Jul 2022
To 03 Jul 2032 (est.)
25 Aug 2022 10:00



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The City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership (EHSCP) is looking to establish a flexible purchasing system for Home Based Care and other associated services. This will be a long-term opportunity with the aim to work in partnership with providers to increase capacity for services under Self Directed Support (SDS) as per the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013. The EHSCP wishes to build community networks of support which will meet the changing requirements of Edinburgh Citizens. They require Home Based Care and associated services which are tailored to meet Edinburgh Citizen’s needs and can adapt by flexing capacity, whilst having a focus on sustainability, high standards of care, value for money and continuous improvement. The Flexible Purchasing system will be split into Categories and Sub-Categories (Lots), which are still in development, to cover the range of potential contracts which could be issued through the flexible purchasing system throughout the 10-year term. These may include: Category 1 - Home Based Care Re-design, Category 2 Individual Service Funds, Category 3 Specialised Services, Category 4 Associated Support Services. Due to the term of the opportunity, additional categories / sub-categories may be added in future, to reflect the Council’s requirements. Applying to this system will provide the Council with a list of providers who have proven to have the required skill, knowledge, registrations etc to deliver the service, who could then be offered a contract as part of a Locality Partnership model with providers working together in the best interests of the individuals needing care. The aim of the Home-Based Care Re-design is to build upon networks and foster a culture of collaboration within a Locality model for adults and older people. This will enable data sharing between partners to understand our collective capacity, which will help us to enable growth with key partners and ensure efficient coverage across the city, allowing us to provide good quality of care which meets the needs of the individual within the City of Edinburgh. We want partners who will enable our vision to move from traditional "time and task" and work on the basis of what would improve the individuals’ life.

Lot Division

1 Home Based Care Re-design
  • Value: £500M

Providers are required to provide: - Care at Home - Housing Support Service - Or Dual registration under “Support Services – care at home and housing support service combined (or equivalent). When the Flexible Purchasing System is published on PCS-T, all sub-categories will be open for providers to apply for. The sub-categories - Lot 1 South West Locality, Lot 2 South East Locality, Lot 3 North West Locality, Lot 4 North East Locality - all relate to different locality areas and reflect the Council’s immediate requirements. Additional information: Please see Bidder Guidance Document for more information on the operation of the Flexible Purchasing System and how to apply.

2 Individual Service Funds

This category is still under development however will be for Individual Service Funds (ISF) for services under Self Directed Support (SDS) as per the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013. Additional information: Additional Information will be uploaded at a later date.

3 Specialised Services

This category is still under development however will capture specialised services required under Self Directed Support (SDS) as per the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013. Additional information: Additional information will be uploaded at a later date.

4 Associated Support Services

This will encompass a range of support services under Health and Social Care requirements. Future opportunities may include but are not limited to: - Visiting Housing Support - Advice and Information - Support and Advocacy Support will be appropriate for the general population of the City of Edinburgh Council. Additional information: Additional information will be provided at a later date.

CPV Codes

  • 85000000 - Health and social work services

Other Information

** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** Please see additional information in the attached documentation and utilise the Q&A function if you have any questions. Please note; the information contained within this notice and attached documents is subject to further development and change. Please note; the establishment of a Flexible Purchasing System will act as platform for the future procurement of SDS services and as such is not a guarantee of any work or financial commitment. This SPD process has been re-opened in the interests of being open and transparent with the market and the EHSCP accepting Care Inspectorate Grades of 3 plus (with an established and agreed improvement plan). The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this PQQ exercise. The Project code is 20841. For more information see: A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows: Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: (SC Ref:700570)