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United Kingdom-St Helens: Social work and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Framework of Approved Suppliers for The Provision Of Domiciliary Care Services.
St Helens Council is seeking to appoint accredited Organisations to an Approved List for the Provision of Domiciliary Care Services.
Those placed on the Approved List will be awarded a contract for the Provision of Domiciliary Care.
The Approved List will have 2 tiers of provider:
Tier 1 — Those who utilise an appropriate electronic call monitoring system;
Tier 2 — Those without electronic call monitoring.
From 1.12.2016 the award of each new package of care will be subject to a mini competition which will only be open to providers on the Approved List and with a contract awarded by this process.
In order to be placed on the Approved List and awarded a contract, bidders will need to demonstrate a proven track record in providing care services to vulnerable people in their own homes. They will be required to demonstrate at ITT stage that they are capable of meeting the service specification and quality standards required by the Council.
Successful bidders will also be required to be utilising an appropriate system of electronic call monitoring to be considered Tier 1.
Bidders are expected to operate the service from a base either within the borough of St Helens or from a base in a local authority that shares a geographic border with St Helens.
The service is predominantly for older people, but will also be for any adult with a physical or learning disability, those with dementia and on occasion those at end of life.
The service will operate between the hours of 7:00 and 23:00, 365 days a year.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information