To seek approval
to extend the current Medequip and We Care & Repair contracts,
both due to end July 31st, 2022, a 1+1 extension. The reason for
seeking an extension is to ensure the contracts continues and
equipment is serviced, maintained effectively out in practice and
minor adaptations to homes continues.
The Equipment and Assistive Technology Review has taken place over the past year and is in the final stages; this extension will allow time to focus on evaluating, agreeing, and implementing recommendations made in the reviews regarding both Medequip and We Care & Repair. This will include the development of both contracts to update their service specifications, re-baselining of activity, review of KPIs. With Medequip evaluating administration processes and overall consideration of how the service integrates with the community equipment service provided by the County Council, working closely with strategic procurement, legal and financial services. We Care & Repair will be focusing on revising the Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) approval process, as well as review whether elements of the service should be brought back in-house to be provided by GIS; as well as what should be handed over to district councils for a more locally driven service.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/05/2022
Any representations should be sent to:
Name: Mary Morgan
Telephone: 0776 6901 007
By 5pm on Monday 27 June 2022
Decision due: Between 28 Jun 2022 and 30 Jun 2022 by Cabinet Member - Adult Social Care Commissioning
Lead member: Cllr Carole Allaway-Martin, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Commissioning
Contact: Professor Sarah Scott, Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Public Health Email: email@example.com.