Published date: 12 July 2018

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 18 July 2018

Contract summary


  • Psychiatric hospital services - 85111500

  • Residential health facilities services - 85144000

Location of contract

RG30 2BA

Procurement reference


Published date

12 July 2018

Closing date

18 July 2018

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



NHS West Berkshire CCG ("the CCG") is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced providers who can deliver an appropriate package of care to an individual ("service user") with a severe learning disability, autism and associated severe challenging behaviour. The contract will be for an initial period of 3 years with the option to extend for further periods as per the tender documentation.

Please see the enclosed Pen Profile and Care Plan Specification for a full brief regarding the service user's needs and presentation.

Potential Care Packages

The CCG has identified the following three options in regards to how care could be provided:

1 Bespoke package of care with a mix of qualified nursing staff and NVQ trained support staff, all with considerable experience of working with individuals that challenge, in a community environment (can be private tenancy or core and cluster model) within the West Berkshire area and where not, geographical details of any proposed community area ("Care Package 1");

2 Residential care home specialised in caring for people with autism and challenging behaviour; high ratio of qualified nursing staff and NVQ trained support staff (potential provider to address whether a residential care home could be provided within the West Berkshire area, and where not, geographical details of any proposed residential care home ("Care Package 2").

3 Hospital placement specialised for autism, learning disability and behaviours that challenge within the West Berkshire area, and where not, geographical details of any proposed hospital ("Care Package 3")

The CCG is happy to consider an alternative model to those proposed, if the Provider can demonstrate confidence in providing the package and it fulfilling all the requirements stated.

The service user is currently in a residential school. Notice on his current placement expires on 31 August 2018 and any proposal will need to achieve a transition by that date.

Please see attached document "PIN_final.doc" for full advert text.

More information


Additional text

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 Contract 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