Home Care including carers home based respite services in Staffordshire

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-001164
Publication date: 20 January 2021

F21: Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

The closing date and time has been changed to:

5 March 2021, 12:00pm

See the change notice.

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Staffordshire County Council

Staffordshire Place 2 Tipping Street

STAFFORD

ST162DH

Contact

Sarah Lynn

Email

sarah.lynn@staffordshire.gov.uk

Telephone

+44 1785854645

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKG24 - Staffordshire CC

Internet address(es)
Main address

http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/business/procurement

one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at

https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via

https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

one.5) Main activity

General public services


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Home Care including carers home based respite services in Staffordshire

Reference number

IA2063

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 85000000 - Health and social work services
two.1.3) Type of contract

Services

two.1.4) Short description

The Council are commissioning Care in the home services including a Carers home and community respite service across Staffordshire for Carers who have been assessed as having support needs. Respite Care and support enables Carers to take a break from their caring role and evidence suggests that this can help to achieve positive health, wellbeing and quality of life outcomes for Carers. Fewer Carers experienced mental health problems if they had taken a break since beginning their caring role.

The purpose of Care in the home and Carers home and community respite Services are to enable Service Users to remain in their own homes, living as independently as possible and to achieve and maintain their autonomy, independence, personal identity and assessed outcomes.

This Procurement is a 'flexible Platform Agreement' which will be commissioned under the Light Touch Regime (implemented through Regulations 74-77 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015).

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £506,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A1 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 1 East Staffordshire

Lot No

1

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A1 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 1 East Staffordshire

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

This Platform Agreement will be open ended and will be in place for no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with option to extend by up to 3 x 12 months. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A1a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 1 East Staffordshire

Lot No

2

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A1a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 1 East Staffordshire

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and

encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS); Reduces use of

reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A2 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 2 Tamworth

Lot No

3

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A2 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 2 Tamworth

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and

encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A2a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 2 Tamworth

Lot No

4

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A2a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 2 Tamworth

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS); Reduces use of

reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A3 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 3 Lichfield

Lot No

5

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A3 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 3 Lichfield

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS); Reduces use of

reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A3a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 3 Lichfield

Lot No

6

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A3a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 3 Lichfield

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A4 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 4 Moorlands North

Lot No

7

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A4 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 4 Moorlands North

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and

encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be open ended and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A4a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 4 Moorlands North

Lot No

8

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A4a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 4 Moorlands North

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A5 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 5 Moorlands South

Lot No

9

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A5 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 5 Moorlands South

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown. The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be open ended and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A5a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 5 Moorlands South

Lot No

10

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A5a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 5 Moorlands South

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A6 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 6 Newcastle

Lot No

11

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A6 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 6 Newcastle

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown. The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A6a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 6 Newcastle

Lot No

12

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A6a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 6 Newcastle

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A7 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 7 Newcastle North

Lot No

13

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A7 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 7 Newcastle North

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A7a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 7 Newcastle North

Lot No

14

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A7a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 7 Newcastle North

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A8 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 8 Stafford

Lot No

15

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A8 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 8 Stafford

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from

1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A8a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 8 Stafford

Lot No

16

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A8a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 8 Stafford

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A9 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 9 South Staffordshire North

Lot No

17

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A9 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 9 South Staffordshire North

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A9a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 9 South Staffordshire North

Lot No

18

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A9a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 9 South Staffordshire North

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A10 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 10 South Staffordshire

Lot No

19

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A10 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 10 South Staffordshire

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A10a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 10 South Staffordshire

Lot No

20

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A10a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 10 South Staffordshire

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A11 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 11 Cannock South

Lot No

21

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A11 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 11 Cannock South

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A11a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 11 Cannock South

Lot No

22

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A11a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 11 Cannock South

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A12 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 12 Cannock North

Lot No

23

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A12 Standard Home Care Contract Zone 12 Cannock North

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

A12a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 12 Cannock North

Lot No

24

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot A12a Standard Home Care Pre Purchase Rota Contract Zone 12 Cannock North

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

B1 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 1 East Staffordshire

Lot No

25

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot B1 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 1 East Staffordshire

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

B2 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 2 Tamworth

Lot No

26

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot B2 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 2 Tamworth

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

B3 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 3 Lichfield

Lot No

27

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot B3 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 3 Lichfield

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

B4 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 4 Moorlands North

Lot No

28

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot B4 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 4 Moorlands North

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

B5 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 5 Moorlands South

Lot No

29

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot B5 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 5 Moorlands South

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

B6 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 6 Newcastle

Lot No

30

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot B6 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 6 Newcastle

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

B7 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 7 Newcastle North

Lot No

31

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot B7 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 7 Newcastle North

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000

- £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

B8 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 8 Stafford

Lot No

32

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot B8 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 8 Stafford

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and

encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

B9 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 9 South Staffordshire North

Lot No

33

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot B9 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 9 South Staffordshire North

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

B10 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 10 South Staffordshire

Lot No

34

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot B10 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 10 South Staffordshire

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

B11 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 11 Cannock South

Lot No

35

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot B11 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 11 Cannock South

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

B12 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 12 Cannock North

Lot No

36

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot B12 Non Standard Home Care Contract Zone 12 Cannock North

The total minimum estimated annual value for Lot A and Lot B(including sub lots) combined is £40,000,000 - £50,000,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

The aim of the Care in the home Services is to support the development of home care, increasing supply and encouraging innovation, whilst avoiding large-scale disruption of the market.

The strategic objectives are to procure a sustainable supply of home care across the county which:

Is of a suitable quality, meets the needs of the Service Users and improves their outcomes and experience;

Is timely and responsive;

Is cost effective and within the budget set by the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS);

Reduces use of reablement services to provide home care and delayed transfers of Care; and

Improves recruitment and retention of staff and supports a sustainable market.

The Platform Agreement duration will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

C1 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 1 East Staffordshire

Lot No

37

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot C1 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 1 East Staffordshire

The estimated minimum annual agreement value for Lot C is £400,000 - £600,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

Respite Care and support enables Carers to take a break from their caring role and evidence suggests that this can help to achieve positive health, wellbeing and quality of life outcomes for Carers. Fewer Carers experienced mental health problems if they had taken a break since beginning their caring role.

The purpose of Care in the home and Carers home and community respite Services are to enable Service Users to remain in their own homes, living as independently as possible and to achieve and maintain their autonomy, independence, personal identity and assessed outcomes.

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 12 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

C2 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 2 Tamworth

Lot No

38

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot C2 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 2 Tamworth

The estimated minimum annual agreement value for Lot C is £400,000 - £600,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

Respite Care and support enables Carers to take a break from their caring role and evidence suggests that this can help to achieve positive health, wellbeing and quality of life outcomes for Carers. Fewer Carers experienced mental health problems if they had taken a break since beginning their caring role.

The purpose of Care in the home and Carers home and community respite Services are to enable Service Users to remain in their own homes, living as independently as possible and to achieve and maintain their autonomy, independence, personal identity and assessed outcomes.

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 12 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and

should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028 . No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

C3 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 3 Lichfield

Lot No

39

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot C3 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 3 Lichfield

The estimated minimum annual agreement value for Lot C is £400,000 - £600,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

Respite Care and support enables Carers to take a break from their caring role and evidence suggests that this can help to achieve positive health, wellbeing and quality of life outcomes for Carers. Fewer Carers experienced mental health problems if they had taken a break since beginning their caring role.

The purpose of Care in the home and Carers home and community respite Services are to enable Service Users to remain in their own homes, living as independently as possible and to achieve and maintain their autonomy, independence, personal identity and assessed outcomes.

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 12 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and

should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future

extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

C4 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 4 Moorlands North

Lot No

40

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot C4 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 4 Moorlands North

The estimated minimum annual agreement value for Lot C is £400,000 - £600,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

Respite Care and support enables Carers to take a break from their caring role and evidence suggests that this can help to achieve positive health, wellbeing and quality of life outcomes for Carers. Fewer Carers experienced mental health problems if they had taken a break since beginning their caring role.

The purpose of Care in the home and Carers home and community respite Services are to enable Service Users to remain in their own homes, living as independently as possible and to achieve and maintain their autonomy, independence, personal identity and assessed outcomes.

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 12 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and

should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

C5 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 5 Moorlands South

Lot No

41

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot C5 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 5 Moorlands South

The estimated minimum annual agreement value for Lot C is £400,000 - £600,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

Respite Care and support enables Carers to take a break from their caring role and evidence suggests that this can help to achieve positive health, wellbeing and quality of life outcomes for Carers. Fewer Carers experienced mental health problems if they had taken a break since beginning their caring role.

The purpose of Care in the home and Carers home and community respite Services are to enable Service Users to remain in their own homes, living as independently as possible and to achieve and maintain their autonomy, independence, personal identity and assessed outcomes.

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 12 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and

should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

C6 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 6 Newcastle

Lot No

42

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot C6 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 6 Newcastle

The estimated minimum annual agreement value for Lot C is £400,000 - £600,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

Respite Care and support enables Carers to take a break from their caring role and evidence suggests that this can help to achieve positive health, wellbeing and quality of life outcomes for Carers. Fewer Carers experienced mental health problems if they had taken a break since beginning their caring role.

The purpose of Care in the home and Carers home and community respite Services are to enable Service Users to remain in their own homes, living as independently as possible and to achieve and maintain their autonomy, independence, personal identity and assessed outcomes.

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 12 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and

should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

C7 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 7 Newcastle North

Lot No

43

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot C7 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 7 Newcastle North

The estimated minimum annual agreement value for Lot C is £400,000 - £600,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

Respite Care and support enables Carers to take a break from their caring role and evidence suggests that this can help to achieve positive health, wellbeing and quality of life outcomes for Carers. Fewer Carers experienced mental health problems if they had taken a break since beginning their caring role.

The purpose of Care in the home and Carers home and community respite Services are to enable Service Users to remain in their own homes, living as independently as possible and to achieve and maintain their autonomy, independence, personal identity and assessed outcomes.

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 12 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and

should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

C8 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 8 Stafford

Lot No

44

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot C8 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 8 Stafford

The estimated minimum annual agreement value for Lot C is £400,000 - £600,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

Respite Care and support enables Carers to take a break from their caring role and evidence suggests that this can help to achieve positive health, wellbeing and quality of life outcomes for Carers. Fewer Carers experienced mental health problems if they had taken a break since beginning their caring role.

The purpose of Care in the home and Carers home and community respite Services are to enable Service Users to remain in their own homes, living as independently as possible and to achieve and maintain their autonomy, independence, personal identity and assessed outcomes.

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 12 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and

should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

C9 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 9 South Staffordshire North

Lot No

45

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot C9 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 9 South Staffordshire North

The estimated minimum annual agreement value for Lot C is £400,000 - £600,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

Respite Care and support enables Carers to take a break from their caring role and evidence suggests that this can help to achieve positive health, wellbeing and quality of life outcomes for Carers. Fewer Carers experienced mental health problems if they had taken a break since beginning their caring role.

The purpose of Care in the home and Carers home and community respite Services are to enable Service Users to remain in their own homes, living as independently as possible and to achieve and maintain their autonomy, independence, personal identity and assessed outcomes.

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 12 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and

should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

C10 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 10 South Staffordshire

Lot No

46

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot C10 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 10 South Staffordshire

The estimated minimum annual agreement value for Lot C is £400,000 - £600,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

Respite Care and support enables Carers to take a break from their caring role and evidence suggests that this can help to achieve positive health, wellbeing and quality of life outcomes for Carers. Fewer Carers experienced mental health problems if they had taken a break since beginning their caring role.

The purpose of Care in the home and Carers home and community respite Services are to enable Service Users to remain in their own homes, living as independently as possible and to achieve and maintain their autonomy, independence, personal identity and assessed outcomes.

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 12 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and

should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

C11 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 11 Cannock South

Lot No

47

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot C11 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 11 Cannock South

The estimated minimum annual agreement value for Lot C is £400,000 - £600,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

Respite Care and support enables Carers to take a break from their caring role and evidence suggests that this can help to achieve positive health, wellbeing and quality of life outcomes for Carers. Fewer Carers experienced mental health problems if they had taken a break since beginning their caring role.

The purpose of Care in the home and Carers home and community respite Services are to enable Service Users to remain in their own homes, living as independently as possible and to achieve and maintain their autonomy, independence, personal identity and assessed outcomes.

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 12 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and

should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

C12 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 12 Cannock North

Lot No

48

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG24 - Staffordshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Staffordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot C12 Home Based Respite & Sitting Service Contract Zone 12 Cannock North

The estimated minimum annual agreement value for Lot C is £400,000 - £600,000. The total minimum Platform Agreement value range identified is the minimum that could be awarded via this Platform Agreement. This Platform Agreement is open ended and therefore the total estimated Platform Agreement value is unknown.

Respite Care and support enables Carers to take a break from their caring role and evidence suggests that this can help to achieve positive health, wellbeing and quality of life outcomes for Carers. Fewer Carers experienced mental health problems if they had taken a break since beginning their caring role.

The purpose of Care in the home and Carers home and community respite Services are to enable Service Users to remain in their own homes, living as independently as possible and to achieve and maintain their autonomy, independence, personal identity and assessed outcomes.

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 12 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period. Should the Platform Agreement be extended following the minimum Platform Agreement period and

should the total estimated Platform Agreement value range be exceeded then the documentation will be updated in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Services procured under this flexible Platform Agreement fall under the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore a hybrid approach to ensure flexibility of Suppliers to help manage demand fluctuations within Care in the Home will be used. Following the initial closing of the

flexible Platform Agreement and award of Suppliers to each Platform Lot and sub lots, the Council will reopen the Platform Agreement from time to time. This is to give prospective Suppliers from across the UK/EU the opportunity to apply to join the Platform Agreement. The Council reserves the right to reopen the Platform

Agreement and sub lots at other times to help meet demand.

Following the closing of any reopening of the Platform Agreement, the Council will evaluate the submissions against the same award criteria and same process as outlined further in this ITT Procurement Pack. The timescales associated with any reopening of the Platform Agreement will be identified within the procurement documentation issued at the time.

two.2.14) Additional information

The Platform Agreement will be flexible and will be in place for a minimum of no less than 4 years from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2025 with the option to extend by 3 x 12 months to 31st August 2028. No later than 1st September 2024, the Council will review its intentions for any future extension to the Platform

Agreement and will notify Suppliers of any future extension period of the Platform Agreement. Any further future extensions will be notified to the Suppliers no less than 6 months prior to the expiry of any future extension period.

In the event the Platform Agreement is extended the extension shall be on the same Terms and Conditions of Contract as the original Platform Agreement period and will ultimately be at the County Council's sole discretion.


Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical information

three.1) Conditions for participation

three.1.4) Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria

Please refer to ITT Questionnaire for minimum requirements.

three.2) Conditions related to the contract

three.2.2) Contract performance conditions

The Supplier must be registered with CQC. Please refer to ITT Questionnaire for minimum requirements


Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Form of procedure

Open procedure

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Originally published as:

Date

26 February 2021

Local time

12:00pm

Changed to:

Date

5 March 2021

Local time

12:00pm

See the change notice.

four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

English


Section six. Complementary information

six.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Staffordshire County Council

Staffordshire Place 2

Stafford

ST16 2DH

Country

United Kingdom

six.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Staffordshire County Council

Staffordshire Place 2

Stafford

ST16 2DH

Country

United Kingdom

six.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures

The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period (or 15 days where non electronic or fax methods are used) at the point that an award decision notice is communicated to tenderers.

The award decision process will specify the criteria for the award of the contract/framework agreement, the reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages, the name and score of the successful tender(s), and will specify when the standstill period is expected to end or the date before which

the Contracting Authority will not conclude the contract. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). The Court may order the setting

aside of the award decision or may order the Contracting Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If an agreement has been entered into the Court may make a declaration of ineffectiveness or may order that the duration of any relevant specific contract be shortened and additionally may award damages.

The time limit for seeking such a declaration is generally 30 days from notification of the award (either by award decision notification or contract award notice depending upon the circumstances) or otherwise 6 months