Published date: 25 September 2020

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: 30 September 2020, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Customer-care services - 79342320

  • Recruitment services - 79600000

  • Temporary staff for households - 98513300

Location of contract

B70 8SZ

Value of contract

£5,000 to £6,000

Procurement reference

Home Support Assistant (X8) SA/DB

Published date

25 September 2020

Closing date

30 September 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

5 October 2020

Contract end date

5 January 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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

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

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Rate of Pay: Band C : £10.01 ph (plus Enhancements for evenings, weekends and bank holidays)
Hours: 20 hours per week (rota)
Location: Various Locations across the borough of Sandwell
Start Date: ASAP
Contract type: Agency - 12 weeks

Job Description attached, which also provides more information about the above role.

Brief description:
As a Home Support Worker, you will be required to work with people in their own home, providing a range of care and support that maximises independence. This may include assisting people with their personal care, helping them to prepare meals and snacks and helping to rebuild their confidence.
We aim to get people out of hospital as soon as they are medically fit and work with people to prevent further admissions.
20-hour posts available, which include a continental shift pattern that includes mornings and evenings and you should be able to travel across the borough and will therefore need to hold a full valid driving licence and own your own vehicle.
This role requires you to travel across the Borough of Sandwell. Therefore, a driving licence check, including proof of business insurance and MOT will be required.
Please can the agencies send over a CV, 2x up to date references, copy of Terms and Conditions.
A DBS (Police Check) is required for this role.
Please note this advert is also out with our Master Vendor
The Council will be using the In-tend e-Tendering System for this Procurement opportunity, please visit to access the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal.
From here you will be able to register your company, express an interest in the opportunity, and gain immediate access to the related documents.
To submit your documents, you will be required to opt in.
For a Step by Step user guide to the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal please click on the `Guidance for Suppliers` section of the website. All procurement responses must be carried out via the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal.
If you require further assistance in respect of the system, please contact the In-tend support team on 0844 272 8810.
Closing Date: 30 September 2020 at 12:00 (Midday).

More information


Additional text

The Quotation Document(s) will be made available to suppliers who Express Interest on the Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Tendering Portal. To access the portal please click the following link

You will be required to log into an existing account or register a new one. Once logged in, from the top menu bar click on "Tenders" to list all the current opportunities. Once you have found the relevant opportunity you should click on "View Details" in order to Express Interest.

Closing date for submission of quotations is 30th September 12:00pm (midday)

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

About the buyer

Contact name

Karendeep Bassra


1 Providence Place
West Bromwich
West Midlands
B70 8SZ
United Kingdom


0121 569 4766


Closing: 30 September 2020, 12pm