The Council wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for the provision of Direct Payment Support Services to provide a range of support to Birmingham citizens using Direct Payments, such as: o Ongoing advice and support o Advising citizens of client contributions o Personal Care Assistant recruitment o Managed accounts - managing citizen's Direct Payment where they are unable to do so o Payroll and HMRC services o Arranging Carer and Personal Assistant Insurance o Arrange DBS checks The service will be provided to citizens assessed as being eligible for Social Care services who choose to take all or part of their Personal Budget as a Direct Payment, and for citizens who require support to manage Direct Payments. The framework agreement will be available for use by Birmingham's Childrens Trust and Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disability. The process also allows for the Local Authority to work with the Clinical Commissioning Groups across Birmingham (Birmingham and Solihull CCG and Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG) in order to extend these arrangements to Personal Health Budget recipients. Please note that this is for new referrals only. Existing Direct Payment recipients will continue to be supported by the current Direct Payment Support Provider unless the citizen requests to change provider, the Council ends its contractual arrangement with a Provider, or a Provider serves notice against its contract with the Council. The Framework Agreement will be awarded up to a maximum of three providers The Framework Agreement will last for four 4 years . The Council will be using its free to use e-tendering system (in-tend) for the administration of this procurement process and potential suppliers must register with the system to be able to express an interest. If you wish to express an interest in this opportunity please click on the following link to access https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc/ and submit your details to register. You will then be sent details on how to log on which will enable you to download all relevant Invitation to Tender (ITT) documentation. If you are unable to register with In-tend or have any questions or problems on how to use this web site please either email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call CPS Helpdesk on 0121 464 8000. Your completed tender submission should be returned by noon on 12th August 2020 via the 'in-tend' system https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc
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Published: 13 Jul 2020, Receipt by: 12 Aug 2020
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