Domiciliary Care Services Bedfordshire

Domiciliary Care Services Bedfordshire

Central Bedfordshire Council invites applicants from suitably qualified and experienced organisations to provide the services as detailed below.

Reference number: CBC-0174-T-LS

Deadline date:18/01/2013

This deadline is for… Submission of tender documents 12 noon 18.01.2013

Contract value:£10,000,000 – £20,000,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Central Bedfordshire

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Central Bedfordshire Council


Description of the contract

Central Bedfordshire Council invites applicants from suitably qualified and experienced organisations to provide the services as detailed below. Service: Domiciliary Care Services Our Ref: CBC-0174-T-LS Details Central Bedfordshire Council invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced organisations to provide Domiciliary Care Services across Central Bedfordshire. Provision of services will focus on providing home based support. These services are to be provided to adults 18 years and over. This includes all older people (65+), carers, adults with a physical impairment, learning disabilities, with an autistic spectrum condition, mental ill health, sensory impairment, adults who require palliative care, dementia, challenging behaviours and parents with disabilities. This will also include provision of alternative care in the home to enable carers to take a break. The overall aim of this tendering exercise is to develop the domiciliary care market in Central Bedfordshire to ensure that people have access to high quality and effective service that are tailored to their needs, and enable them to remain independent in their own homes. The Council will work with providers to develop a stable and resilient market with capacity to deliver across the whole area. Prospective providers must be CQC registered and be able to demonstrate previous experience of similar work and be prepared to provide references. The successful providers will be contracted under a framework agreement which will set out all price and quality arrangements and the Council shall call off services from any of these providers as required. A framework contract will be awarded and shall be in place for three years with an option to extend for a further twelve months. Applications are welcome from single organisations or consortia from the public, private and voluntary/community sector. In order to express an interest in this tender, please register on our electronic tendering system Providers are recommended to express an interest at the earliest opportunity to allow sufficient time to complete the tender response. The closing date for submitting electronic completed ITT (Invitation to Tender) responses will be 12:00 midday on Friday 18th January 2013.



Classification of the contract

98000000 Other community, social and personal services

85000000 Health and social work services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? Yes

Framework agreement details: setting up a framework agreement

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria below:

Priority Description of criteria Percentage weighting
1 Quality including all services 60.00
2 Price 40.00

Estimated length of contract: 36 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Annabel Dunn

Organisation name Central Bedfordshire Council

Address Priory House, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, , Bedfordshire, SG17 5TQ

Telephone 0300 300 8000

Extension number:


How to apply

Suppliers will be required to register on to obtain the ITT documents. All returns must be submitted via the In-Tend website, documents submitted by any other way will not be accepted.