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Tender opportunities

Interim Flexible Contracting Arrangements For The Provision Of Care Homes With And Without Nursing Services For Care Providers (Signing Up To A Contract With The Council During The Coronavirus [Covid-19] Pandemic).

In response to Covid-19 and the need to create additional bed capacity, from April 2020 Birmingham City Council will be using CareMatch to operate Interim Flexible Contracting Arrangements For The Provision Of Care Homes With And Without Nursing Services.

The benefit to the Provider will be that the application process has been streamlined and that the process as a whole is simpler and quicker.

This application process refers to this category of care only (and therefore does not apply to Supported Living, Home Support or Extra Care) and providers that are already signed up to the Council's Flexible Contracting Arrangements For The Provision Of Care Homes With And Without Nursing Services And Care And Support (Supported Living) do not need to apply. Any applications from Providers already signed up to that contract will be rejected.

Please note that you are asked to submit evidence of £10m Public Liability Insurance (including loss or damage to service user’s personal effects) - this has been changed to £5m for these interim contractual arrangements and therefore the insurance certificate uploaded will need to be for £5m only.

The application process for the Interim Flexible Contracting Arrangements shall commence in April 2020 and will remain open for applications until the Covid-19 crisis has passed (this exact date will be determined by the Council). Any Interim Flexible Contracting Arrangements awarded will remain in place until 31 March 2021 unless terminated earlier in accordance with its terms. Any provider continuing to support citizens from 01 April 2021 will need to apply to the Council's full Care Homes With and Without Nursing Contract, for which a separate set of terms and conditions will apply.

Tender for Adult Care bed-based and supported living services

As from 1 May 2018 care providers are again able to apply to join the City Council’s contractual arrangements for supported living and care homes with and without nursing care through a formal application process.

With effect from Monday 17 September 2018, all new applications to join the Flexible Contracting Arrangement for the above services need to be completed on the new Care Match portal system.

Support with making an application

Go to Care Match portal

View user guides, videos and details of training and support available to help you use Care Match portal.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to apply to join our new contracted framework.

Tender for Home Support for Children and Young People with disabilities and for Adults

The tender for Home Support services opened on 29 October 2018 and is now closed.