ASC0288 - Home Care Service, Leicester
Main contract details
The purpose of the Home Care Service is to provide support to People in their own homes so that they can remain living at home for as long as possible. Home Care Service Providers will promote independence and support People to maintain their existing skills and/or acquire new skills to ensure the best quality of life possible.
It is the intention of the Authority to award Framework Agreements to Providers for each Lot. The Authority provides no guarantee or volume of any work to any successful provider.
It is anticipated that Services will be called-off from the Framework Agreement during the period of the Framework Agreement. The proposed Framework Agreement will be for an initial period to commence on 7th October 2024 and expire on 7th October 2029, with an option to extend, subject to satisfactory performance outcomes and agreement by the Authority, for a further period or periods up to 5th October 2031, taking the contract term to a maximum of 7 years.
The proposed service is based on current and known funding allocations. These could alter through the life of the contract in light of changes in future local and central government funding. The contract value assigned to this service is £392 million (£470.4 million including VAT) for the full 7-year contract period [5 years plus the option to extend for up to a further 2 years].
The Framework Agreement will be an Open Framework Agreement. Throughout the duration of the Framework Agreement, the Authority may review the Framework Agreement and may open it to the market for new appointments to it when a service need arises.
The Authority is conducting this procurement under the Light Touch Regime for Social and Other Specific Services, as set out in the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR), at Section 7 (Regulations 74 to 77) and Schedule 3. The procurement process will not be conducted under the Public Contract Regulations 2015; however, it will be similar to that of an Open procedure. The Process will, unlike an Open Procedure, include the flexibility, as allowed under the Light Touch Regime with various evaluation stages as detailed in this Invitation to Tender documentation.
It is the Authority’s preliminary view that TUPE may apply in respect of this Contract.
The Invitation to Tender document and with the appendices and all other documentation issued to Tenderers sets out the details of the Authority’s requirements and how to submit your Tender.
The Authority will hold an Online Tender Information Session conducted via Microsoft Teams on 29th November 2023 between 11:00 am to 12.30 pm. Further information on how to register for this session is contained within the ITT documentation.
Expression of interest window
From 15/11/2023 07:00 to 19/12/2023 14:00