Issue details

Extension of existing Medequip and We Care & Repair Contracts

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

Representations made

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:



Background papers

  • Gloucestershire Industrial Services (GIS) Healthcare - Procurement of Service & Maintenance Contract:  
  • Contract Award for the delivery of a community equipment maintenance and repair contract: