Published date: 23 August 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: 23 September 2019

Contract summary


  • Home medical treatment services - 85141210

Location of contract

South East

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

23 August 2019

Closing date

23 September 2019

Contract start date

1 March 2020

Contract end date

28 February 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (above threshold)

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has a requirement for contracted patient home support. This will include:
a. Night Sitting in Berkshire West BHFT Localities (which includes Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire). Night sitting is normally between 22:00 and 07:00 and is required 7 days a week.
b. Care packages for patients receiving home based intermediate care across Berkshire West. The majority of care packages will be required for patients within the Newbury and surrounding area. In addition however we are looking for a small level of additional flexibility to cover care packages in the wider Berkshire West area - including in Reading and Wokingham. It is predicted that no more than 10% of care capacity will be requested outside the Newbury locality area. Care packages are normally between the hours of 08:00 and 22:00 and are required 7 days a week.

More information


Additional text

To express interest in this requirement you need to complete and submit a Standard Selection Questionnaire (SSQ) via our Esourcing portal. TO DOWNLOAD A SSQ Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): - browse to the ESourcing Portal:
and click the link to register, - accept the terms and conditions and click 'continue', - enter your correct business and user details, - note the username you chose and click 'save'- when complete, - you will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep secure). Login to the portal with the username/password: - click the 'PQQ/ITTs open to all suppliers' link (these are Standard Selection Questionnaires or tenders open to any registered suppliers), - click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content, - click the 'Express Interest' button in the 'Actions' box on the left-hand side of the page. This will move the PQQ into your My PQQ/My ITTs page (this is a secure area reserved for your projects only), - you can now access any of the attachments by clicking the 'Settings and Buyer Attachment' in the 'Actions' box.

About the buyer

Contact name

Tim Shanon


P.O. Box 4248
RG42 9QW