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United Kingdom-Cardiff: Health and social work services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Accredited Provider List for Domiciliary Care Services in Cardiff
In 2014 Cardiff Council implemented a model of Domiciliary Care provision which addressed a number of issues identified in the previous arrangements. The model has involved establishing an open accredited provider list (APL)through our partner organisation “adam” who provides the supporing technology required SPROC.net
The notice will remain open for the contract duration allowing providers to join or leave the system at any time. Cardiff Council Social Services currently purchases circa 28 000 hours of care per week for Adults from circa 55 domiciliary care providers across Cardiff. The total expenditure for these services in 2018/19 was circa 23 000 000 GBP.
Cardiff Council Social Services currently purchases circa 28 000 hours of care per week for Adults from circa 55 domiciliary care providers across Cardiff. The total expenditure for these services in 2018/19 was 23 000 000 GBP. In 2014 Cardiff Council implemented a model of Domiciliary Care provision which addressed a number of issues identified in the previous arrangements including, but not limited to:
— increasing the number and diversity of our providers including opportunities for social enterprises and small medium sized enterprises,
— improving the provider enrolment and quality accreditation process,
— incentivising providers to be competitive and maintain quality standards,
— incentivising providers to develop specialist services where these are needed,
— improving ongoing quality monitoring,
— moving from measuring performance on a time and task basis to focusing on delivering support which meets the needs and desired outcomes of service users
The model has;
— established an open accredited provider list (APL) through our partner organisation “adam” who provides the supporting technology required SPROC.net
The notice will remain open for the contract duration allowing providers to join or leave the system at any time,
— allow accredited providers registered on the APL to be invited to tender for each individual care package required with their tender bids to be evaluated on quality and price (the “mini” tender stage). A key aspect of the quality element within the model will be the calculation of a Provider Quality Score (PQS) for each accredited provider which will reflect the quality of service delivered by the provider.
The services concerned fall under Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (“the Regulations”) and accordingly are subject to the so called Light Touch Regime which means that when procuring these services the Council should comply with the mandatory requirements set out in the Light Touch Regine (Regulations 74-77). In particular, advertise the contract notice in OJEU, conduct the procurement in conformance with the information provided in the OJEU advert, set procurement time limits which are reasonable and proportionate to the services/procurement in question, comply with the EC Treaty based principles of transparency and equal treatment, and publish a contract award notice.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Please note that this notice will remain open for the remaining 18 month duration of the contract allowing providers to apply to join the accredited provider list at any time. This will be through www.SPROC.net which provides further information in respect of the accreditation and enrolment process together with the evaluation criteria.
The Contracting Authority considers that the service provision may be suitable for economic operators that are small and medium enterprises (SMEs) subject to them meeting the minimum APL entry standards and the award criteria with a service agreement being awarded to the most economically advantageous tender. The Council has the intention to award to the first-ranked supplier but in order to accommodate citizen choice it may on occasion cancel the mini-competition and process through direct payments. Further information and instructions are detailed within the DPS Entry Guide and other documents which can be found at http://demand.sproc.net
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