Issue - meetings

Commissioning Activity Q1

Meeting: 23/09/2021 - Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee (Item 45)

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Jayne Marshall, Lead Commissioner, Community Care Market presented the report of the Director of Adults' Care & Health & Strategic Commissioning which updated Members on Quarter 3 commissioning activity for Adult Social Care in relation to the procurement of short break beds for carers support. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, there were 15 commissioned short break beds. During the pandemic, people preferred to stay at home, but as recovery was undertaken there had been an increase, particularly for older people. Officers thought 11 beds would be sufficient but they wished to have a short term contract to allow flexibility and review.


Resolved - That

(1)  authority be delegated to the Director of Health and Care to undertake for a tendering exercise to procure short break beds to support carers; and

(2)  authority be delegated to the Director of Care and Health to grant tender to the successful bidders following a tender process for the Short Break Beds service, for a contract length of 1 year, plus a 1 year extension option, and at a maximum cost of £641,576.