The work of SCW’s Procurement Team in Bath and North East Somerset has been recognised and successfully shortlisted. The nomination is based on the Procurement Team’s successful delivery of a highly complex and innovative integrated community health and social care procurement on behalf of NHS Bath and North East Somerset CCG and Bath and North East Somerset Council.
Integrated health and care services at this scale have not traditionally been tendered, so the Your Care, Your Way programme was hugely innovative and brave, being the largest community-based healthcare procurement of its type at the time, with an annual contract value of £70m.
The Procurement Team provided a significant volume and breadth of support over an intense 18 month period. This included market assessments, supporting the extensive engagement process, and working with the CCG and Local Authority to develop an all-encompassing procurement plan, and of course managing the end to end procurement of the complex system of services. The evaluation processes, chaired by the Procurement Team, included an evaluator pool of 70 individuals – including approximately 20 service users or carers. Evaluation took place over three iterative stages of a negotiated process, culminating in a contract award that took place in late 2016 and new services commencing in April 2017.
We are very proud of the team for their nomination. The overall winner will be announced at the HCSA Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Thursday 30 November at the Harrogate Convention Centre.