Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Mental Health and Learning Disability Services
Estimated Value – £155m
Deadline – 01/03/2021

Care Tenders

AMCV 295 – Flexible Contracting Arrangement for Mental Health and Learning Disability Services

Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Councils are seeking providers for the provision of All Age Care, Support, Supervision and Live Well Skills Development for People with Learning Disability, Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Mental Health Needs. Shropshire Council is only seeking providers for supported living. Both Councils may potentially seek block residential services for individuals with a learning disability or who have mental health needs.

The Flexible Contracting Arrangement (FCA) is a two-stage process and is run as a completely electronic process using the Authorities’ eSourcing solution (Delta). This process follows the ‘Light Touch Regime’ in accordance with Regulation 74 as set out in Regulation 34 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin CCG (CCG) will also utilise the FCA as a call off arrangement for services purchased by them with providers who confirm that they wish to contract with the CCG for these services.

The categories that form the structure of this FCA and the way in which the Authorities and the CCGs will seek to purchase under it are as follows:

Shropshire Council

Living Well – Supported Living

Positive Behaviour Support and Complex needs

Forensic Support and Supervision

Residential Services

Telford and Wrekin Council

Living Well

Living Well – Supported Living

Positive Behaviour Support and Complex needs

Forensic Support and Supervision



Any of the above services

The Councils may seek to use the FCA to purchase block residential services for adults with learning disabilities in future, however this is subject to commission reviews on existing and potential future services. At the point of letting such a service under the FCA the relevant Council will provide a copy of its contract for residential services and will follow the same procedure as all other Stage 2 opportunities.

Both CQC registered and non-CQC registered will be able to apply for inclusion, and care and support that requires personal care will only be referred to Providers who are CQC registered.

Where the provider is a CQC registered provider and is rated by CQC as overall Inadequate they will not be considered for placement on the FCA. The Councils also reserve the right not to place providers who are rated as overall Requires Improvement unless the provider can very clearly demonstrate that concerns have been addressed.

Value excluding VAT: £155,000,000

Duration of the contract, frame agreement or dynamic purchasing system

1 April 2021


31 March 2031

This contract is subject to renewal


Description of renewals

10 years

Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

Information about options

Options: No

Additional information

Please note the estimated value for this arrangement has been given above, this is an estimated figure only over the maximum potential period for both Councils.

Time limit for receipt of projects or requests to participate

1 March 2021

Local time


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