Hampshire County Council – Personal Planning and Direct Payment Service

Hampshire County Council is inviting Expressions of Interest for a Strategic Partner who we can work with in a new and exciting way to directly provide a Personal Planning and Direct Payment Service and to engage and support other community based organisations to deliver the service as part of the development of a broader market.

The service will focus on delivering a personalised information, advice and support service to people with assessed eligible needs for Adult and Disabled Children’s Social Care (and/or some health and education elements for disabled children) choosing to take a Direct Payment to buy non-commissioned services or to employ their own support.

The service will also offer guidance, advice and support to enable eligible adults and families with disabled children to develop a personal plan that maximises their choices, independence and control.

A two stage restricted tender procedure will be followed and TUPE may apply. The contract will be for a period of three years from November 2014 with an option to extend for a further two one year periods. The contract value over the five year period would be up to a total of £1,302,100.

More details regarding this tendering opportunity are available to view within Hampshire County Council’s e-tendering system, In-Tend. Go to https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire/ and then click on the Tenders button to view this opportunity. Guidance in the use of In-Tend can be found on the In-Tend site by clicking on Supplier Information. Expressions of Interest must be made using In-Tend by 5 May with a deadline for submission 6 May 2014

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