Solihull Council is expected to call for tenders for domiciliary care early in October 2016. As noted at the Council's engagement event in June 2016 the tender will include the following services.
- Non complex Reablement
- Domiciliary care via ISF’s or
- Managed Services
- Carers Short breaks
- Specialist Care at Home i.e. Dementia/MH/LD/PD
- Night Sitting
The tender will be an open and competitive tender and will be published on the Council's e-procurement tendering portal CSW-JETS http://www.csw-jets.co.uk/
Contracts will be offered in blocks, with Solihull being split into three regions:
- South Central
- Rural and North Central
The Council will be looking for consortia / partnership bids and expect to contract with one consortium per region and contracts are expected to run from April 2017 for three years.
This workshop/ meeting will be led by David Lane at Development in Social Enterprise who have been asked by the council to facilitate consortia development meetings and aims to enable potential partners to:
- Understand consortium
- Consider the tender specification
- Identify potential partners to work with to tender
- Gain advice and guidance on developing consortia
- Gain advice and guidance of tendering and procurement processes
This meeting is open to all whether a current provider or a potential provider, but will, as noted above, be concentrating on the tender specification for North Solihull.
As we expect to see a high level of interest the places are limited to a maximum of two per organisation, please ensure you register so we know you are coming.
Please note Parking in and around the centre is limited within the identifies bays. Delegates are advised to park in unrestricted areas on Dunster Road (a short walk from the centre).