THIS IS NOT A CALL FOR COMPETITION SOFT MARKET TESTING Leicester City Council (the Council) is planning to procure a new Integrated Community Equipment Loan Service. The service is commissioned under a Section 75 Partnership Arrangement with Leicester City Council hosting the service on behalf of all partners (Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council, Leicester City CCG, West Leicestershire CCG, East Leicestershire & Rutland CCG). The current arrangement is due to end on 31st March 2022 and the service will be retendered in early 2021. In a time of increasing demand and challenging resources the service is respected as an essential part of provision that supports people to remain as independent as possible in the home of their choice whilst also helping to prevent, avoid and delay the point at which people might need costly care and support. The service is also integral to supporting patients discharge pathways out of acute settings and in avoiding hospital and care admissions. As part of the commissioning process, the Council is undertaking a soft market test. This gives potential providers and other stakeholders the opportunity to express their interests and feed in their views about the commissioning proposals. This process does not constitute a formal tender or other competitive bidding process and will not result in the letting of a Contract. The Council is using this process solely to test the market to gather information and ascertain the level of interest in this particular Service. There are therefore no formal criteria which will be used to judge your responses, and it is not our intention to provide any feedback. We would encourage you to respond if you feel this is something your organisation may have an interest in. If you would like to participate in this Soft Market Testing, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser http://www.sourceleicestershire.co.uk/contracts/show/id/18735 or https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=15586362-28c1-ea11-8104-005056b64545&fromProjectDashboard=True and download the questionnaire. Please email your completed questionnaire to the email address email@example.com with the subject heading: 'Completed SMT Q - ICELS' before or by no later than 12:00 hours on 31st July 2020. Please note this is not a call for competition. The Council welcomes the opportunity to engage with and appreciate your assistance in providing us with your views. However you should note that in any subsequent procurement exercise the Council will have to comply with our legal obligations and that neither the intention nor the purpose of this soft market testing exercise is to confer any advantage upon its participation in any future procurement process.
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Published: 9 Jul 2020, Receipt by: 31 Jul 2020
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