Requirement for Covid-19 Beds in Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield

Requirement for Covid-19 Beds in Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield

To commission 6 designated Covid-19 nursing/EMI and complex beds with the option to increase further.

Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield: Designated Covid-19 Beds

Contract summary



  • Residential health facilities services – 85144000

Location of contract

Yorkshire and the Humber

Value of contract

£104,850 to £209,700

Procurement reference


Published date

21 May 2021

Closing date

4 June 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

14 June 2021

Contract end date

30 September 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield Health and Social Care partners are working together to commission 6 designated Covid-19 nursing/EMI and complex beds with the option to increase further, up to 12, as demand dictates.

It is not feasible to discharge COVID positive patients back to their normal place of residence including care homes for risk of the infection spreading. The strategy of not discharging back to homes has seen a low number of deaths and spread of infection at the height of the pandemic.

A separate, additional bed capacity is therefore required to support this cohort enabling:
• Rapid discharge of COVID positive patients who are medically fit for discharge from hospital and reducing the number of delayed transfers of care (supporting the local plans)
• Bed capacity within the local system for COVID positive patients to mitigate:
? any future wave and/or
? a peak as we enter the summer period


The service will:
• Be provided within Kirklees, or its boundaries, and having good road links to the local Acute Hospitals (Calderdale Royal Hospital, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Pinderfields General Hospital)
• The service will be provided by care home staff and supported by, therapies and a dedicated GP service

The Provider will:
• Be CQC registered with a rating of at least good, or be able to reach this standard at service start
• Be CQC approved as a Designated Covid bed setting, or be assessed within 48 hours at service start
• Be a nursing, EMI or Complex bed provider with 24 hour access to nursing care
• Accept referrals from 8am – 7pm, 7 days a week within 0 – 2 hours
• Receive patients on the same day, up to 2 individuals per day
• Update the capacity tracker at least daily
• Ensure all staff are Covid vaccinated, including bank staff
• Work with the Infection Protection Control teams

The price per bed is to be based on circa £1165.

For further information:

Based on the above the Commissioners are keen to receive responses from suitably qualified providers.


More information


Additional text
If you would like to submit a response for this service, please express your interest by registering on NHSSourcing: Reference itt_5374.

Once registered, potential providers will be able to complete and upload their submission.

The commissioners retain the right to withdraw this notice.


How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Brenda Powell


Norwich Union House 2nd Floor, Market Street


01484 464262