Issue details

Development of a new contract for bed based care

To seek cabinet approval to conduct an engagement process with care home providers and care home residents which will inform the development of a new bed based care form of contract in anticipation of such contract being brought back to cabinet for its approval in December 2020 prior to a procurement process for bed based care that will be carried out from January to March 2021.

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/12/2019

Decision due: 29 Jan 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Public Health and Communities

Contact: Margaret Willcox OBE, Commissioning Director: Adults Email: Tel: 01452 328468.


The main consultees for this work will be:

1. Provider market for bed based provision
2. Users of bed based services and their families/carers
3. CCG commissioning

Scrutiny Input: The project has not been proposed to go to a Scrutiny Committee meeting at this time.

Planned Dates: Time period Proposed dates: Jan 2020 Stage 2 approach to Cabinet to seek approval to engage with providers regarding proposed changes Mar - Sept 2020 Internal and external engagement on changes involved in new contract Sept - Oct 2020 Draft new contract and specifications Dec 2020 Proposal to Cabinet for procurement of new services. Nov- Dec 2020 Develop commissioning process for new contract Jan - Mar 2021 Commissioning process and award for new contract April 2021 Proposed new contract starts, new payment processes go live



  • Gloucestershire County Council and NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group Market Position Statement, 2018 describing the commissioning intentions for adult social care.