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Domiciliary Care - Urban Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)

Meeting: 15/11/2017 - Cabinet (Item 7)

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To approve the establishment of a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of care for vulnerable and older people in the urban zones of Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Decision:

Cllr Kathy Williams, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, and Cllr Roger Wilson, Cabinet Member for Vulnerable Adults and Commissioning, sought approval for the establishment of a dynamic purchasing system (DPS) for the provision of care for vulnerable and older people in the urban zones of Cheltenham and Gloucester.

 

Having considered all the information, including known proposals and the reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

 

RESOLVED to

 

Delegate authority to the Commissioning Director: Adults (and

DASS) to: -

 

1)    Ensure an EU compliant competitive process by establishing a dynamic purchasing system (DPS) for the provision of care for vulnerable and older people in the urban zones of Cheltenham and Gloucester until 30 September 2023; and

 

2)    Throughout the term of the Dynamic Purchasing System, to admit or remove domiciliary providers to the system in accordance with the required selection criteria or any revised selection criteria set out in the system; and

 

3)    To award packages of care to domiciliary providers on the Dynamic Purchasing System where the Lead Providers are unable

Minutes:

Cllr Kathy Williams, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, and Cllr Roger Wilson, Cabinet Member for Vulnerable Adults and Commissioning, sought approval for the establishment of a dynamic purchasing system (DPS) for the provision of care for vulnerable and older people in the urban zones of Cheltenham and Gloucester.

 

Cllr Wilson recognised that certainty of care was critically important for vulnerable people.  He said that a dynamic purchasing system in Gloucester and Cheltenham would provide a similar approach to the rest of the county and allow the Council to purchase care services from alternative providers if necessary.

 

Cllr Williams stated that it was vitally important that continuity of care was in place going into the Winter months.

 

Having considered all the information, including known proposals and the reasons for the recommendations, the Cabinet:

 

RESOLVED to delegate authority to the Commissioning Director: Adults (and

Director of Adult Social Services) to

 

1)    Ensure an EU compliant competitive process by establishing a dynamic purchasing system for the provision of care for vulnerable and older people in the urban zones of Cheltenham and Gloucester until 30 September 2023.

 

2)    Throughout the term of the dynamic purchasing system, to admit or remove domiciliary providers to the system in accordance with the required selection criteria or any revised selection criteria set out in the system.

 

3)    To award packages of care to domiciliary providers on the dynamic purchasing system where the lead providers are unable to meet the assessed demand from health and social care.