Provision of Support Planning and Brokerage Services in Hounslow 2012/13

Provision of Support Planning and Brokerage Services in Hounslow 2012/13

The overall aim is to work in partnership with Hounslow Council’s Community Services Department, in offering a diverse range of support brokerage options to Personal Budget holders.

Reference number: LH/Brokerage/2012

Deadline date: 16/03/2012

This deadline is for… Receipt of Tenders

Contract value: £0 – £95,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Hounslow

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: London Borough of Hounslow – Corporate Procurement Unit

 

Description of the contract

The overall aim is to work in partnership with Hounslow Council’s Community Services Department, in offering a diverse range of support brokerage options to Personal Budget holders (and self-funders where appropriate) during 2012/13. A programme is currently underway to implement Putting People First in Hounslow. It is expected that as of April 2011 all new adult cases eligible for publicly funded social care will be allocated an Indicative Personal Budget and offered a clear choice as to how they wish to deploy their budget. Central to the programmes success will be the provision of appropriate and skilled support brokerage to assist individuals in planning and managing their future care and support arrangements. Support brokerage provided under this tender will encompass a number of key tasks that people may need when directing their own support. These for the most part fall within the following three categories: support planning, arranging/brokering services and assisting residents to manage their direct payment. Support Planning and Brokerage is currently undertaken by both Care Management and the in-house Self-Directed Support team. The new service is designed to complement the existing provision and offer alternatives to residents in who assists them in their support planning and brokerage. Hounslow is seeking ways of developing its support brokerage options and therefore proposes to implement a 12 month transitional project for 2012/13 to implement external support brokerage in the borough. This includes a model for external support brokerage to work alongside the Council’s in-house services. It is also envisaged that a chargeable support planning and brokerage offer will be available to self-funders. The estimated total contract value is 95,000 GBP per annum exclusive of VAT over a fixed one (1) year period. The contract will be for a period of one (1) year commencing Monday 2nd April 2012.

 

Documents

 

Classification of the contract

98000000 Other community, social and personal services

85310000 Social work services

85300000 Social work and related services

85320000 Social services

98133100 Civic betterment and community facility support services

85312400 Welfare services not delivered through residential institutions

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

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 stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 12 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Ros Footman

Address Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 4DN

Telephone 020 8583 2000

Extension number:

Fax

Email procurement@hounslow.gov.uk

Web address www.hounslow.gov.uk

 

How to apply

To receive the Invitation To Tender documentation, Expressions of Interest must be received by email to procurement@hounslow.gov.uk. by 12 noon Wednesday 29th February 2012. Any questions or queries should be made in writing by e-mail and must be received no later than 12 noon Friday 9th March 2012. The deadline for submission of tenders is 12 noon on Friday 16th March 2012. All tenderers will be expected to provide their latest annual report, three years audited accounts, details of their skills and expertise in providing this type of service and details of similar contracts and any other information as specified within the Invitation To Tender documentation. All tenderers must be able to provide evidence of a successful track record in providing a similar service.