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Provider Corner - Tenders and Funding Opportunities

To find out about how to supply services to Nottingham City Council please visit our 'Procurement' pages on the Nottingham City Council website.

Please see the content sections below for specific recent tenders, funding or contract opportunities.

Skills for Care Workforce Development Fund 2020-21 - Deadline 26th February 2021

What is the Workforce Development Fund?

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is funding from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) disseminated by Skills for Care. It supports the provision of high quality care and the continuing professional development (CPD) of staff across the adult social care sector by providing a contribution towards the costs of vocational learning. The fund allows you to claim back money towards the costs of workers completing a broad range of adult social care qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning modules.

Application Deadline

To access the 2020-21 WDF you must complete and submit a declaration form before 26 February 2021.

Applications for Nottingham City Providers

If any care providers are enrolling staff on recognised qualifications and apprenticeships listed on the 'Skills for Care' qualifications list, they can claim money back through the workforce development fund (WDF).

To do this they need to register with a Skills for Care Lead Partner. Nottinghamshire County Council are the lead partner for Nottinghamshire and Nottingham and the main contact for information is Dorothy Lees. Her email address is istraining@nottscc.gov.uk.

All the information including list of qualifications and approved training courses can be found on the Skills for Care website.

If you have further questions please contact istraining@nottscc.gov.uk.

Residential and Nursing Care Home Accreditation Process - Ongoing, providers can join at any time

If you are opening a care home within the Nottingham City or Nottinghamshire County region, or you would like to provide continuing healthcare services for adults over 18, your organisation can apply for a contract with Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Providers can apply to deliver these services by registering and completing the information via www.eastmidstenders.org.

The accreditation paperwork and further information can be found below:

Care at Home Accreditation Process - Ongoing, the accreditation list is open every 6 months

Nottingham City Council have an accreditation process for homecare providers who wish to supply services to the Council.

To be eligible for the accredited list a homecare organisation must:

  • Have a local base within 15 miles of Nottingham City.
  • Be CQC registered.
  • Have already received a visit from the CQC.
  • Have a CQC rating above inadequate.

Please visit www.eastmidstenders.org and register to view and apply for the opportunity and other opportunities that may be available.

Alternatively go straight to the Accreditation application page on the East Midlands Tenders Web Portal. You will need to click ‘Login and Register an interest in this opportunity’ to be able to proceed. If you haven’t already registered your organisation on the system, you will need to do so first by clicking the link as indicated. 

Day and Evening Services Accreditation - Ongoing, providers can join at any time

If you are a provider of Day and Evening Services for adults within the Nottingham City region and wish to become an Accredited Provider you can apply for a contract with Nottingham City Council.

This process will be used to develop a list of assessed and approved Providers to deliver Day and Evening Services for adults as they are required. The Council will place packages through the Accreditation as its sole contracting mechanism and intends to transfer all existing spot contracts which are commissioned outside of the Current Day and Evening Services Framework to the Accreditation under new terms and conditions.

Application Pack

The accreditation application pack for the provision of Day and Evening Services for adults can be found here. Please submit completed application forms by email to procurement@nottinghamcity.gov.uk  

Support

Any questions in relation to completing the application form or the content of the Accreditation documents should be emailed to procurement@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Next Steps

During the assessment, providers may be contacted for further information or to clarify responses. Approved providers will be issued with a contract with Nottingham City Council, a copy of which is available to download and view as part of the application pack.

Care, Support and Enablement Accreditation - Ongoing, providers can join at any time

If you are a provider of Care Support and Enablement Services for adults within the Nottingham City region and wish to become an Accredited Provider, this page outlines how your organisation can apply for a contract with Nottingham City Council.

This process will be used to develop a list of assessed and approved Providers to deliver Care Support and Enablement (CSE) Services for adults as they are required. The Council will place packages through the Accreditation as its sole contracting mechanism and intends to transfer all existing spot contracts which are commissioned outside of the Current CSE Framework to the Accreditation under new terms and conditions.

Application Pack

The accreditation application pack for the provision of Care Support and Enablement Services for adults can be found here. Please submit completed application forms by email to procurement@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Support

Any questions in relation to completing the application form or the content of the Accreditation documents should be emailed to procurement@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Next Steps

During the assessment, providers may be contacted for further information or to clarify responses. Approved providers will be issued with a contract with Nottingham City Council, a copy of which is available to download and view as part of the application pack.  Applications will be considered on a regular basis. Please note that it could take up to 8 weeks from submission of an application to the award of a contract if an application is successful.

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