How we commission care, how to bid for upcoming tenders and how organisations can work with Adult Social care in Bristol.

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Tender opportunities

These are our tender opportunities:

Tender: Adult Social Care Single Framework

Single Commissioning Framework for the majority of Adult Social Care commissioned services. Further information regarding the tender can be found on the Single Commissioning Framework webpage.

Procontract ID: DN671282.
Indicative date tender will be issued: Round 2 closing 31 May 2024

Tender: Home Improvement Agency

To provide handyperson services, technical housing projects, support home from hospital discharge services, home independence and advice and guidance.

Procontract ID: TBC
Indicative date tender will be issued: September 2024

Tender: Preventative Community Support Services, currently known as 'Help When You Need It' Services

To provide targeted short term support interventions for adults with support needs across the city.

Procontract ID: To be confirmed
Indicative date tender will be issued: September 2024

Tender: HMP Bristol Social Care Provision

To Provide social care to prisoners with eligible needs in HMP Bristol.

Procontract ID if known: To be confirmed
Indicative date tender will be issued: mid July 2024

Tender: Reablement Bridging Service

To provide Home Care to people leaving hospital or completing Reablement support and are awaiting a Care Act Assessment.

Procontract ID if known: To be confirmed
Indicative date tender will be issued: June 2024

Tender: Night Time Care

To provide Home Care and a response to Care Line Plus pendant alarm for people requiring personal care.

Procontract ID if known: To be confirmed
Indicative date tender will be issued: September 2024

Tender: Care Line Plus Personal Care Response (Daytime)

To provide a response service for day time Care Line Plus pendant alarm calls for those requiring personal care.

Procontract ID if known: To be confirmed
Indicative date tender will be issued: September 2024

Tender: Strategic Care Partner for Learning Disabilities and/or Autism

To be the Strategic Partner for Learning Disability and Autism services commissioned by Bristol City Council.

Procontract ID if known: To be confirmed
Indicative date tender will be issued: Summer 2024

Tender: Advocacy Services

To provide both statutory and non-statutory advocacy services across Bristol and for out of area clients.
Procontract ID if known: To be confirmed
Indicative date tender will be issued: June 2024

Tender: Direct Payment Support Services

To support clients with Direct Payments to manage their services.

Procontract ID if known: To be confirmed
Indicative date tender will be issued: October 2024

Tender: Directory of Services

To deliver a new Directory of Services possibly with joint arrangements for South Gloucestershire Council.

Procontract ID if known: To be confirmed
Indicative date tender will be issued: Summer 2024

The Single Adult Social Care Framework

The Single Adult Social Care Framework for support services tender is open.

Opportunity ID: DN671282.

The second round of the tender is estimated to close May 2024.

Our support to providers

Provider forums

You can meet us and discuss any issues at our provider forums.

Email adultcommissioning@bristol.gov.uk for more information.

Market Intelligence

Our pdf market position statement (3.79 MB)  includes intelligence, information and analysis about the supply and demand of services. 

Support with selling to the council

Our Procurement Team offer support to these organisations who want to sell to the council:

  • micro, small and medium businesses
  • social enterprises
  • voluntary and community organisations 

For information on our procurement policies, visit our Procurement rules and regulations page.

Our business support and advice pages have information from local organisations offering advice, coaching and mentoring for new and established businesses.

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