Decision details

Home Care Framework Tender

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve contract award decision for the Home Care Framework.


That the successful Home Care providers (details of the providers can be found in the Confidential Annex of this report) are appointed to the Home Care Flexible Framework for an initial period of 3 years, commencing 1st April 2022, with an option to extend for a further 3 years (1+1+1 or multiples thereof), with pricing also as detailed in the Confidential Annex. Individual packages of care will be “called off” the Framework in line with the terms and conditions.

Reasons for the decision:

       i.         To complete the procurement process for the provision of Home Care services through a Flexible Framework.


     ii.         The anticipated benefits of implementing the Flexible Framework are:

·       Compliance with legislation, statutory duties, and the Care Act 2014

·       Ensuring sufficient capacity with a number of providers to meet current and increasing demand

·       Ensuring quality, value for money and affordable community services which focus on individual needs, individual choice, identified outcomes and reablement

·       Supporting timely discharge from hospital and preventing hospital admissions



Alternative options considered:

Alternative options have been considered and are detailed in the Strategic Procurement Plan

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: Not known until tenders have been submitted.

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: People.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The Commissioning team will consult with key stakeholders through a variety of communications: meetings, existing forums and questionnaires, telephone


Adults Operational Teams
Service providers
Service users and carers

Contact: Thom Wilson, Assistant Director: Commissioning Email: Tel: 01344 354142.

Publication date: 19/01/2022

Date of decision: 19/01/2022

Effective from: 27/01/2022

Accompanying Documents: