PA Index Scoping Study for Department of Health

PA Index Scoping Study for Department of Health

In the “Reforming Care and Support White Paper” 2011 (White Paper), the Government made a commitment to “explore the development of a ‘Personal Assistant (PA) Index’ to facilitate clear and transparent comparison of PA services that are available.

Reference number: 3064

Deadline date:06/12/2013

This deadline is for… Proposed invitation to tender issue

Contract value:£30,000 – £45,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: London

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Department of Health

 

Description of the contract

In the “Reforming Care and Support White Paper” 2011 (White Paper), the Government made a commitment to “explore the development of a ‘Personal Assistant (PA) Index’ to facilitate clear and transparent comparison of PA services that are available. The aim is to improve the capability of the care workforce by using an index as a benchmark for those who need care and support to be able to make personal and informed choices regarding their own care. The access to personal budgets for service users has grown significantly in the last few years, (38% since 2010/11). The demand for PAs has increased as people take control of their own care and support needs and thus more information is required about options available. By initiating a Scoping Study the aim is to establish whether a PA index could benefit service users and the sector as a whole and make recommendations on that basis. The main aim of the Scoping Study is to assess whether there is a need for a PA index – the consequential aim of which would be a product that facilitates clear and transparent comparisons of PA services.

 

Documents

Classification of the contract

85000000 Health and social work services

73200000 Research and development consultancy services

 

Additional information

Who to contact

Contact name Procurement Centre of Expertise

Organisation name Department of Health

Address Skipton House, 80 London Road, Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6LH

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How to apply

ITT should be issued around the 6th December 2013.