Published date: 13 November 2018

Last edited date: 13 November 2018

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 31 March 2021

Contract summary


  • Provision of services to the community - 75200000

  • Supply services of nursing personnel - 79624000

  • Residential nursing care services - 85144100

    • Domestic services - 98514000

Location of contract

B4 7WB

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

13 November 2018

Closing date

31 March 2021

Contract start date

1 April 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (OJEU)

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

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



With effect from Monday 17 September 2018, Birmingham City Council will be using CareMatch to operate its Flexible Contracting Arrangement for supported living, residential care and nursing care. To apply to join this contract, please use the link below:

Birmingham City Council are inviting suitably qualified and experienced organisations to express an interest for the Provision of Service Packages in Care Homes With and Without Nursing for Persons under the age of 65.

CARE HOMES WITH NURSING - Homes regulated and registered by the Care Quality Commission, to provide the same help and assistance with personal care as those without nursing care but they also have professional registered nurses and experienced care assistants in constant attendance that can provide 24-hour nursing care services for more complex health needs. These homes are for people who have been assessed as requiring a health care professional (nurse) delivering elements of care.

Homes regulated and registered by the Care Quality Commission where people live either short, temporary or long term. The homes provide help and assistance with personal care, continence management, food and diet and simple treatments.

Flexible Contracting Arrangements shall commence on 1 May 2018 and will remain open for applications until 31 March 2021 without the need for either party to give notice, unless terminated earlier in accordance with its terms.

The Flexible Contracting Arrangements may be extended for two further periods after 31 March 2021 of up to twelve months each by the Council giving the Provider three months prior written notice of its intention to extend the Flexible Contracting Arrangements

More information


Additional text

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

Gina Dimarco


10 Woodcock Street
West Midlands
B4 7WB
United Kingdom


0121 464 8000


Closing: 31 March 2021