Requirement for Residential Beds for Adults – Market Engagement

Requirement for Residential Beds for Adults – Market Engagement

Norfolk County Council is seeking to commission a number of Winter Capacity Beds (Residential) to support hospital discharges during the winter period.

Requirement for residential beds for adults to support hospital discharge

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Social work services with accommodation – 85311000

Location of contract

East of England

Procurement reference

NCC/Adults/AH

Published date

11 January 2021

Closing date

29 January 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

 

Short description/synopsis:
Norfolk County Council (NCC) is seeking to commission a number of Winter Capacity Beds (Residential) to support hospital discharges during the winter period.

During the Winter period, additional beds are required to support hospital discharges and to alleviate pressures to ensure there is available bed capacity in hospital settings.

NCC is seeking expressions of interest from providers who have capacity in the market and who could offer flexible and innovative solutions to providing additional capacity.

We wish to commission bed provision across Norfolk, to support all three Norfolk acute hospital systems.

Description of the procurement:

NCC wish to engage with providers who could offer Winter Capacity Beds using flexibility and innovation as appropriate, to provide a service to individuals discharged from hospital, who require a short term period of care and further assessment.

As NCC is seeking to commission additional Short Term Bed capacity, providers will need to be appropriately CQC registered. If a provider can provide Enhanced provision, they will need to be appropriately CQC registered for Dementia.

The vast majority of referrals into these beds would be to support hospital discharges. However, some individuals may require urgent/unplanned respite.

NCC will support to facilitate the Discharge Process into residential settings, to help ensure admissions can take place quickly once identified and a dedicated operational team is in place to support individuals to move on from short term beds.

Contract Requirements
1. All referrals to Winter Capacity beds will be made through NCC’s Brokerage Service.
2. Providers must be able to support quick hospital discharge.
3. Winter Capacity beds will only be commissioned until 31 March 2021 unless an extension period is agreed by both parties.
4. Additional requirement – NCC are also seeking to commission bed based provision to support individuals who are COVID 19 positive.

If you would be interested in the above opportunity and have availability within your service, please contact integratedcommissioners@norfolk.gov.uk (stating ‘FAO Accommodation Commissioning Team’ in the subject line) to ask further questions/to submit an expression of interest as soon as possible. A commissioner will follow up a detailed conversation with you. Thank you for your interest. Accommodation Commissioning Team, Adult Social Care, Norfolk County Council.


More information

 

Additional text
Please note the additional requirement for bed based provision to support individuals who are Covid 19 positive.

How to apply

 

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


About the buyer

 

Contact name

Abigail Harraton

Address

Martineau Lane
NORWICH
NR12DH
England

Telephone

01603224389

Email

integratedcommissioners@norfolk.gov.uk