Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Contract notice for Provision of Pathway 3 - Discharge to Assess beds (Local Framework)

The lead Commissioning Organisation for this procurement is NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning (CCG) on behalf of Leicester City CCG and East Leicestershire & Rutland CCG. A local framework is being set up for the provision of 20 beds across Leicester and Leicestershire to support assessment and reablement for people who have ongoing assessment needs (Discharge to Assess). To gain access to the framework, Midlands and Lancashire CSU (MLCSU) are carrying out a procurement exercise through a 'pseudo-open' Tender process on behalf of the Commissioners. The key objective of this procurement process is to ensure that the successful service provider can meet the service specification and is able to facilitate the transfer of patients from an acute or community in-patient setting to enable assessment and reablement to be completed in a more appropriate environment. The service is to be provided 20 reablement and discharge to assess beds for provision of a nursing level care home environment that is suitable for older people (who may have mild to severe cognitive issues in either Leicester City or Leicestershire County and will accept referrals for people who are medically stable but are not yet able to return straight home following their hospital in-patient stay. People who can return home with support directly after the hospital stay will follow Pathway 2 (Home first with reablement services). Providers are to work with the person, family, therapists and health & social care case managers to agree an assessment and discharge plan and become part of the MDT so there is a requirement for providers to supply an office environment for therapy and case managers to work from daily alongside the care staff. Each care facility will provide between 1 and 2 beds at any given time that the Commissioners chose to call upon a framework contracted provider, i.e. each successful framework contracted provider will be asked to reserve between 1 and 2 beds for this service. For more information please see the attached service specification.


Paulo Cabral
30 East Street, St. John's House
07818 016 522

Contract value: 832000

Published: 2 Jul 2018, Receipt by: 25 Jul 2018