Published date: 9 August 2021

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: 8 September 2021, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services - 85000000

  • Other community, social and personal services - 98000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

9 August 2021

Closing date

8 September 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 October 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

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North Northamptonshire Council ("NNC") and West Northamptonshire Council ("WNC") wishes to invite Tenders for the supply of Tier 2 Home Care Services. The successful Provider(s) will be responsible for providing support to the Lead Providers and liaising closely with the Contract Manager identified by NNC and WNC.
NNC and WNC are procuring a framework with the intention of selecting suppliers across fifteen (15) Home Care Services Lots. The framework is for three years with an option to extend for 24 months. NNC and WNC currently have contracts with Lead Providers in the 15 Geographical Zones. The lead providers aim to cover 70-80% of the available volume of home care in each Operational Zone. This framework is for a list of approved providers to cover the remaining 20-30% of volume in each of the geographical zones and will replace the existing Dynamic Purchasing System(DPS) which expired in 2019.

If during the life of the framework a Provider becomes unable to fulfil their contractual requirements under the awarded Lot or Operational Zone, NNC and WNC will, at their discretion, reopen the framework to source a new provider.

In general terms and for the purposes of this Tender, 'Home Care Services' should be taken to mean treating a Service User with dignity, compassion and respect, focusing on their health and well-being. Offering a personalised co-ordinated method of care, support or treatment, and supporting the Service User to recognise and develop their own strengths and abilities to enable them to live a fulfilling life (this definition should not be considered as exhaustive).

Please note below the Tier 2 Home Care Services Framework is reopening the following Lots only:

North Northamptonshire Council

• Service Lot 1: Corby & District Zone 1

• Service Lot 2: Corby & District Zone 2

• Service Lot 3: Kettering & District Zone 1

• Service Lot 4: Kettering & District Zone 2

• Service Lot 5: East Northants Zone 1

• Service Lot 6: East Northants Zone 2

• Service Lot 7: Wellingborough & District Zone 1

• Service Lot 8: Wellingborough & District Zone 2

West Northamptonshire Council

• Service Lot 9: Daventry & District Zone 1

• Service Lot 10: Daventry & District Zone 2

• Service Lot 11: South Northants Zone 1

• Service Lot 12: South Northants Zone 2

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