Carers Support Service for Shropshire Council
The Council now wishes to purchase three separate services to meet the needs of carers as follows: Lot 1 – An emergency carer’s service.
Location of contract
Value of contract (£)
24 June 2015
24 July 2015
Contract start date
01 November 2015
Contract end date
31 October 2022
Social work services. This is a notice for social and specific services in accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU, Article 74 Health and Social Related Services. Shropshire Council is currently recommissioning its services for Carers following the introduction of the Care Act 2014. The newly commissioned service will focus on the promotion of wellbeing and independence and in preventing the need for care and support. The newly commissioned services will be a range of interventions that prevent, reduce or delay the need for care and support a well as providing a responsive service when needed as well as encouraging Carers to plan ahead for both themselves and the person that they care for. The Council now wishes to purchase three separate services to meet the needs of carers as follows: Lot 1 – An emergency carer’s service. Lot 2 – A carers support service Lot 3 – A development for replacement care service Providers may choose to apply for one or all three lots. See full descriptions of the services in the tender documentation. The Council may appoint one provider through a single contract or three separate providers. The contracts will be for an initial period of 5 years with the option for further extensions up to a maximum of a further 2 years. Service providers must work in accordance with the ‘Safeguarding adults: multi-agency policy and procedures for the West Midlands’ It is considered that the Employee ‘Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations ‘2006 (‘TUPE’) may apply to Lot 2 of this contract. Applicants are advised to seek their own legal advice about the practicality of these regulations. As a public authority, in line with the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the Council has due regard to economic, social and environmental well-being in Shropshire. Accordingly the council is looking, in relation to the delivery of this contract, for proposals from contractors that could help provide social value benefits within Shropshire where practicable.
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