Issue details

Domiciliary Care – Urban Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)

To seek Cabinet approval to authorise the Commissioning Director: Adults (and DASS) to

1) Establish a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of care for vulnerable and older people in the urban zones of Cheltenham and Gloucester for the remainder of the contract to 30 September 2023; and

2) Award packages of care to other domiciliary providers on the DPS where the Lead Providers are unable to meet the assessed demand from health and social care.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/10/2017

Decision due: 15 Nov 2017 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Adult Social Care Commissioning

Contact: Donna Miles, Lead Commissioner Health & Social Care Email: Tel: 07823 662122 / 0300 421 1748.


Consultation was carried out as part of the original tender process in 2014/15.

This adjustment to the original proposal has been subject to and is in response to ongoing engagement with the following: -

Urban domiciliary care providers (ongoing)
Rural domiciliary care providers (ongoing)
Gloucestershire Care Providers Association (ongoing)
Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
Internal GCC staff (ongoing)

Scrutiny Input: Yes - for the 2015 Key Decision to retender for domiciliary care services


  • IF…In Future (MtC3) : 2018-2021  
  • Meeting the Challenge 2 : Together We Can (Gloucestershire County Council’s Strategy 2015-2018  
  • Cabinet Key Decision – Domiciliary Care 10 June 2015  
  • Market Position Statement