Published date: 16 July 2019

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 20 August 2019

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services - 85000000

Location of contract

South East

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

16 July 2019

Closing date

20 August 2019

Contract start date

1 February 2020

Contract end date

1 January 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Other: Light Touch Regime process based on Open procedure

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group ("the CCG") is seeking bids from suitably qualified providers for the provision of CQC registered care home nursing care for patients in East Berkshire. The service should be easily accessible from Slough, Maidenhead, Windsor and Bracknell.
The successful provider will need to work with the CCG, local acute providers, social care partners and wider care teams (including the voluntary sector) to provide care and support for individuals; including those with dementia and those who require 24 hour overview by a Registered Nurse during their admission which may include the provision of rehabilitation, reablement or maintenance programmes (e.g. for people who are unable to weight bear for extended periods) and / or a multi-agency assessment (including screening and assessment for NHS continuing Healthcare Funding).
A main function of the Provider will be to carry out prescribed Physio / OT interventions as per an individualised therapy plan, and to host and participate in the weekly multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meetings. The CCG is looking to provide a positive and responsive 'can do' Care with Nursing service which operates as part of a continuum of services that seeks out and promotes the needs of the individual to support the:

• Maximisation of wellbeing
• Maximisation of individual choice and control
• Maximisation of independence and functioning
• Minimisation of intervention

The contract will be for an initial period of three years, with the option to extend for one further one year period and will be based on the "purchase" of six beds per annum on a block basis at an estimated value of £300k per annum. It will also include an option to "purchase" additional beds on an ad-hoc basis where required, estimated at 25 patients per annum on an average three week stay up to a maximum of six weeks.

For a full description of requirements please refer to the full advert description attached and specification.

More information


Additional text

Further information regarding this process - including a copy of the Invitation to Tender - can be found on our e-procurement portal: (In-tend - in the "Bidder Instructions - Short Term Care Home Nursing Care" document under the relevant project. Please note that this service is a healthcare service within the meaning and scope of the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No.2) Regulations 2013 and as such is governed by these regulations and the "light touch" regime under the UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The CCG will not be bound by any regulations beyond those which explicitly apply to procurements for such services and any references to processes or procedures (e.g. "the open procedure") should not be taken to mean the CCG intends to be held to any beyond those stated above.

About the buyer

Contact name

Mark Stanbrook


KEVII Hospital
St. Leonards Rd


07879 603466