Commissioning for Children's and Adults Services

Ben Fox made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to South Gloucestershire Council

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Dear South Gloucestershire Council,

I would like to find out the following information from your Adults and Children’s services commissioners.

Children’s

1. Who is the main contact/contacts for commissioning services within Children’s social care? Please also provide their job title.
2. Do you currently use an IT system to support your strategic commissioning and contract management? If yes to either, please name the system(s) and details of costs.
3. How many providers do you contract with for Children’s services and are they internal/external?
4. Do you have a performance management framework to monitor the performance of providers?

Adults

1. Who is the main contact/contacts for commissioning services within Adult’s social care? Please also provide their job title.
2. Do you currently use an IT system to support your strategic commissioning and contract management? If yes to either, please name the system(s) and details of costs.
3. How many providers do you contract with for Adult’s services and are they internal/external?
4. Do you have a performance management framework to monitor the performance of providers?
5. Do you currently use micro procurement (also known as micro commissioning or mini tendering) to arrange services?
6. Do you use brokerage or commissioning teams or do social workers/care managers contact providers direct?

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fox

CorporateContactCentre, South Gloucestershire Council

Thank you for your e-mail received at South Gloucestershire Council yesterday, which has been forwarded to our Freedom of Information officer.

Corporate Contact Centre
Customer & Revenues Department
South Gloucestershire Council
Civic Centre
High Street
Kingswood
South Gloucestershire
BS15 0DF
01454 868009
[South Gloucestershire Council request email]

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Michelle Radcliffe, South Gloucestershire Council

Dear Mr Fox,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act received by South Gloucestershire Council on the 27th November 2013.

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Act and you should receive a response within the statutory 20 working day deadline by the 30th December 2013.

If we cannot respond by that date then we will write to you again.

Michelle Radcliffe

Complaints & FOI Officer

South Gloucestershire Council

Children, Adults & Health Department

Tel: 01454 865 926

Fax: 01454 865 940

Email: [email address]

Postal address: Department for Children, Adults and Health, PO Box 298, Complaints & FOI team, Civic Centre, High Street, Bristol, BS15 0DQ

Office: Council Offices, Badminton Road

Yate, BRISTOL, BS37 5AF

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Steve Peacock, South Gloucestershire Council

Further to our acknowledgement email on the 2 ^ December 2013, I am
writing to provide the following response to your enquiry;

 

I would like to find out the following information from your Adults and
Children’s services commissioners.

Children’s
1. Who is the main contact/contacts for commissioning services within
Children’s social care? Please also provide their job title.

Tracy Allison (Head of Integrated Children’s' Services) and Ross Chick
(Senior Commissioning & Procurement Officer)  

2. Do you currently use an IT system to support your strategic
commissioning and contract management? If yes to either, please name the
system(s) and details of costs.

The council uses Due North software which gives us the ability to
undertake e-tendering.  This package includes a contract register to
enable full visibility of current council contracts, their value and end
date.  Further details are available at;

 

[1]www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/

 

Contract management relating to the supplier is managed by the contract
owner and is not linked into our IT system at this time.

3. How many providers do you contract with for Children’s services and are
they internal/external?

The Council currently has contracts in place with the external providers
of 29 Residential Children’s homes, 36 Independent fostering providers and
18 Special Educational Needs Schools.  

4. Do you have a performance management framework to monitor the
performance of providers?

Yes we monitor individual outcomes and provider performance for all
organisations where we have placed South Gloucestershire Children and
Young People.

Adults
1. Who is the main contact/contacts for commissioning services within
Adult’s social care? Please also provide their job title.

Jon Shaw (Head of Commissioning, Partnerships & Performance).

2. Do you currently use an IT system to support your strategic
commissioning and contract management? If yes to either, please name the
system(s) and details of costs.

The Council currently uses two IT systems to support the commissioning and
contract management of Adult Social Care, CM2000 and Due North. Further
details about the suppliers and costs are available from the Council’s
Contracts Store on the South West Contracts Portal at;

 

[2]www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/

3. How many providers do you contract with for Adult’s services and are
they internal/external?

The Council does not have internal contracts and directly provides 2 care
homes for older people and 5 day services for adults. The Council
currently has contracts for adult’s services with the external providers
of 280 care homes, 117 day services and 36 home care services.

4. Do you have a performance management framework to monitor the
performance of providers?

The Council’s requirements of its external providers of Adult Social Care,
including performance management, are set out in the detailed service
specifications which form part of each contract.

5. Do you currently use micro procurement (also known as micro
commissioning or mini tendering) to arrange services?

The Council currently funds two support services that are similar to micro
commissioning and you can find further details on the WellAware website at
the following links;

 

[3]www.wellaware.org.uk/organisations/12732-a4e-independent-living-support-service

 

[4]www.wellaware.org.uk/organisations/13076-developing-health-and-independence-brokerage-and-information-service

6. Do you use brokerage or commissioning teams or do social workers/care
managers contact providers direct?

Home Care, Day Services and some care home placements for adults are
arranged through our brokerage team and Social Workers contact some care
home providers direct

 

I trust that you are satisfied with this response to your request. 
However, if you need to clarify this response please contact me by writing
to the address at the bottom of the letter or via e-mail
[5][email address].

 

If you remain dissatisfied after contacting me, you can then write
directly to Head of Service, Jon Shaw (Head of Commissioning, Partnerships
& Performance) using the same address or e-mail
[6][email address] requesting a review of your request. After
you have received a response from Jon Shaw, you may apply to the
Information Commissioner, whose contact details are available at
[7]www.ico.gov.uk.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Steve Peacock (Service Manager – Commissioning & Contracts)

South Gloucestershire Council

Children, Adults and Health Department

 

Tel: 01454 865 946

 

E-mail: [8][email address]

 

Postal Address:

Confidential - Addressee Only,

Contracts Team, 

PO Box 298,

Department for Children, Adults and Health,

Civic Centre,

High Street,

Bristol,

BS15 0DQ

 

 

Office Address for Visitors:

Council Offices

Badminton Road

Yate

BS37 5AF

 

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and their communities, ensuring South Gloucestershire continues to be a
great place to live and work

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