Carers Breaks Tender

Hertfordshire County Council has launched its tender for a Framework for Carers Breaks. The tender is split into 8 Lots, with 4 lots providing short-term Preventative Breaks and 4 lots covering Ongoing Breaks, and covering all geographic areas of Hertfordshire.

These services will replace existing carers breaks provision across the County, including existing spot contracts and the preventative breaks contract. The Framework is timetabled to commence on the 1st March 2025, for a duration of 3 years, with the option to extend for a further 1 year.

The services will support unpaid carers caring for an adult aged 18 and over who are ordinarily resident and living in Hertfordshire. This will include older adults (65+), adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, or mental health conditions. The services include a range of provision to enable the carer to take a break from their caring role. This will include but is not limited to: supporting the person they care for in their own home, supporting the person they care for to access community-based services, supporting the carer and the person they care for to access the wider community.

The Council welcomes bids and requests that providers express an interest in the opportunity and view the documentation. Existing carers breaks providers, including spot providers, as well as potential new partners will need to bid to join the Framework.

The tender submission deadline is 12 noon on Wednesday 26th June 2024.

Further information can be found here.

Please note in order to express an interest and access the documentation for this tender opportunity you will need to sign up to the Supply Hertfordshire portal here.

Tenderers are reminded to be careful about the Lot areas they select as the will not be able to provide support commissioned through the Council if they do not join the Framework for a particular Lot area.

Although your attention has been drawn to this advertisement, it does not in any way mean that you have been pre-selected, that your suitability for the Framework Agreement has been assessed, or that you will otherwise be treated differently to any other provider who responds to the advertisement.

Project: HCC Feb 2024 – The Provision of Community Dementia Support Services

Project Reference: HCC2315434

Customer: Hertfordshire County Council  – Adult Care Services

Description: Hertfordshire County Council is out to procurement for The Provision of Community Dementia Support Services.

Community Dementia Support Services are available to everyone who wants support, no matter where they are on the dementia journey. Services support those at the early stages of progressive memory loss, after diagnosis, those with advancing dementia, those preparing to move into residential care and people still living in the community at end of life. Carers are also supported along their own journeys.

This Contract is divided into two Lots –

Lot 1   The Hertfordshire Dementia Community Information and Development Service

Lot 2   The Hertfordshire Dementia Local Community Support Service

The Hertfordshire Dementia Local Community Support Service (Lot 2), includes a specialist service to support those living with Young Onset Dementia, alongside the wider universal service offer.

Full details are in the Specification, Schedule 1 of the Terms and Conditions document.

The estimated annual spend is £1,455,000.00.

The Contract will be awarded for an initial term of three years and six months, with the option to extend the Contract up to two further years on an annual basis.

Organisations should be aware that due to the nature of the Services provided, any Contract formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Organisations should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting their bid, where appropriate.

Please Note the TUPE Employee Liability Information for this procurement has been provided along with other documentation for this procurement. TUPE related information is personal data and must be protected in accordance with the requirements of Data Protection legislation and must also be kept confidential. Therefore, by accessing this Tender via Supply Hertfordshire and then the View Details button and accessing the documentation for this procurement, Tenderers agree to undertake to treat the information as confidential and commercially sensitive at all times and take all reasonable steps to prevent any inadvertent disclosure to any third party.

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