Recommission of Care Homes: Opportunity for Providers

Notice of intention to recommission the Care Homes and Care Homes with Nursing for Adults Contract with the ‘Adult Residential and Nursing Care Homes LTR Framework Agreement Reference number: NCCT41364’.

We would like to take this opportunity to bring to your attention the new contracting arrangements that Norfolk County Council will be putting together for the placement of Adults in Residential and Nursing homes in the New Year. This will be a Framework agreement and will replace the existing contract. It is our intention in the future to only contract with providers on this Framework. This process will only be undertaken through our In-Tend portal, and it will be conducted under the Public Procurement Regulations following the section ‘Light Touch Regime’ regulations in accordance with this legislation.

In accordance with Procurement Legislation we have published a Prior Information Notice, which you can access here. The framework agreement ‘Adult Residential and Nursing Care Homes LTR Framework Reference number: NCCT41364’ is also available on the Council’s procurement system. As part of the accreditation process, you will need to register on our In-Tend System here.

As part of this process we will be running three market events that we have planned week beginning 16 October 2017:

  • 16 October, 9:30-12:00: Innovation Way, Kings Lynn
  • 17 October, 9:30-12:00: Abbey Conference Centre, Norwich
  • 18 October, 9:30-12:00: Kings Centre, Great Yarmouth

The events will inform providers of our intentions and what we hope to achieve, to ascertain what potential providers see as areas of risk, to discuss the specifications, contractual terms and what (if anything) would stop interested parties from applying. We need to keep a clear track of who is receiving information and the extent of the interest, as we may need to increase/decrease the number of days available and this portal is the best way of doing so. This portal will also be used for the tender process and all correspondence to providers that have expressed an interest.

To attend one of these events you will need to register on the In-Tend site by selecting the project ‘NCCT41364 Adult Residential and Nursing Care Homes LTR Framework’ and using the correspondence function of the website to send us details of your organisation, who would like to attend, your preferred date and a contact email address. Precise details will be emailed to those who express an interest in attending through In-Tend.