Training for Informal Carers and Short Breaks

Training for Informal Carers and Short Breaks

The tender is split into two Lots as follows: Lot 1 – Training to informal carers.

Provision of training for informal carers and short breaks

Derby City Council

Contract summary


Other Services

Location of contract

East Midlands

Value of contract (£)


Published date

19 March 2015

Closing date

15 April 2015

Contract start date

01 June 2015

Contract end date

31 May 2016


The Council’s detailed requirements are defined in the Specification at Section 3. For Lot 1 and Lot 2 the Provider will need to ensure a clear link to the support identified by carers through their carers assessment and support plan which are completed by Derbyshire Carers Association (DCA). The tender is split into two Lots as follows: Lot 1 – Training to informal carers Lot 2 – Short Breaks support Suppliers can choose to bid on the following basis Lot 1 only Lot 2 only Lot 1 and Lot 2. The decision to structure the tender on a lot basis is to give flexibility to award in parts or whole depending on the interest from potential bidders, and to assist in SME’s and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) accessing this contract. The successful organisation will work with a range of partners to identify carers who would benefit from appropriate and timely training and /or a short break. The carers needs will be reflected in the course content and in the types of breaks available. Both lots will support a preventative model, therefore, delaying admission into long term care or the breakdown of the carer. It will also provide a clear link with the needs identified within the carers assessment and support plan. These services will reduce stress levels and encourage the take up of the support services available to carers from other partners. The carer will benefit from increased confidence in their abilities and knowledge and they will also feel more supported and empowered in carrying out the carer role. The contract for each lot will be for a 12 month period commencing 01 June 2015 to 31 May 2016. The Council may extend each lot beyond the Initial Term by a further period or periods of up to 2 years (Extension Period) on a yearly basis. Contract value is maximum £125,000 per annum, therefore the total maximum contract value over the potential 3 years is £375,000. Please note, suppliers wishing to express interest and obtain the documentation, must do so by 15:00 on Wednesday 25th March 2015. It is recommended that you express interest and obtain the documentation well before this time to allow sufficient time to prepare and submit a comprehensive response. The deadline for returns is 14:00 Tuesday 15th April 2015. Select the ‘apply online’ link in the bottom right hand corner of this notice, this will transfer you to the Councils e-tendering system where you can express interest and obtain the documents, (please note we will only accept expressions of interest through the e-tendering system.

About the buyer

Contact name

Derby City Council


Council House

Corporation Street






Other information

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided