Invitation to tender for the provision of a home care service within an Extra Care facility at Waltham House, Wirksworth

Adult Social Services Department

Derbyshire County Council invites suitably experienced and CSCI registered home care organisations, with a minimum of three years experience in the provision of home care services, to tender for a contract within a 39 unit Extra Care Housing Scheme for older people at Waltham House, Wirksworth. 

The service will normally be provided to vulnerable older people in their own self contained accommodation who have been assessed as meeting the access criteria for home care provision.  

The contract is expected to commence in Spring / Summer 2008 and will run for a three year period subject to annual reviews, with options to extend on a yearly basis for up to three years.  The Service Provider will provide 24 hour home care, 365/6 days a year through their on-site care staff and management team, providing a minimum of 291 care hours per week which will be reviewed annually. Two of the units will provide short stay accommodation.

Organisations submitting a tender for this service will need to complete an application form in the tender pack, ensuring they have addressed the following issues in their submission.

Details of previous relevant experience, demonstrating positive outcomes for service users, quality of care and dignity in care. 

References from other Local Authorities for which you currently provide a similar service

Closing date for return of tender pack:  11.15am Thursday 6th December 2007

Interviews are likely to be held on:  Week commencing 8th January 2008

Applicants wishing to receive a tender pack (e-format available) should contact:  Margaret Allison, Adult Social Services Department, Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AG, tel 01629 532217 or e-mail  Contact details should include your name, telephone number, organisation and e-mail address.

For an informal discussion please contact Steve Boswell, Contracts Manager, Adult Social Services Department on 01629 532189 or by e-mail to



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