Hospital Discharge and Community Support Service
Buckinghamshire Council
Published date: 7 September 2021
Open opportunity – This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

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Contract summary
• Health and social work services – 85000000
Location of contract
Value of contract
Procurement reference
Published date
7 September 2021
Closing date
8 October 2021
Closing time
Contract start date
1 April 2022
Contract end date
31 March 2024
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Buckinghamshire Council is seeking tenders from suitably experienced and qualified organisations for the provision of a cost-effective Hospital Discharge and Community Support Service to support people being discharged from hospital and prevention of admission & readmission to hospital.

The aim is to provide time-limited support to enable service users to return home safely in a timely, dignified manner and to regain their confidence. The outcome of this is to help promote their independence, reduce dependency on intensive home care packages, and reduce the likelihood of hospital readmission or long-term care.

Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) may apply to this opportunity.

The contract start date will be 01/04/2022 for 2 years with the option to extend for a further 2 x 12 months. The annual budget is capped at £284,435. Any bids that exceed the cap will be disqualified from the procurement process.

If your organisation wishes to participate in this process, you need to register with the Buckinghamshire Business Portal. You will be unable to take part if you do not register. Please use the link below and follow the instructions on the website:

Tenders must be returned via the Buckinghamshire Business Portal. The tender return date is midday on Friday 8th October 2021. Tenders received after this time and date will not be accepted.

A market engagement event will be held virtually on 15th September at 12noon to 2pm. The purpose of this event is to provide an overview of the Council’s requirements and to answer any questions you may have about the requirement, the process or any of the tender documents. We can only accept 2 representatives from each organisation.

How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer
Contact name
Sarah Deyes
Walton Street Offices
HP20 1UA
United Kingdom
+44 1296585871


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