Procurement status and plans for eBrokerage, and/or Visit Charge Processing solutions in 2021 through 2022

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Dear West Sussex County Council,

Under FOI please provide the following information relating to how the Council brokers and pays providers for the adult social care packages it commissions:

Regarding care brokerage:

1. Does the Council have any plans to a) procure an eBrokerage cloud software solution (for brokering commissioned care packages across its care providers, primarily but not restricted to only domiciliary care) in 2021/2022, and if so when, b) via which procurement route, and c) provide the contact name for the relevant procurement lead / the name of the department leading the procurement within the Council, as well as an indication if, and when / how the Council intends to contact or is willing to engage with the market, plus if the Council would be interested in receiving information in this regard?

And regarding visit charge processing for paying commissioned care providers against the services they have delivered on behalf of the Council:

2. Does the Council have any plans to a) procure a Provider Payment/Council Self-billing cloud software solution (for processing and calculating visit data submitted by commissioned care providers for the visits they have undertaken on behalf of the Council, primarily but not restricted to only domiciliary care) in 2021/2022, and if so when, b) via which procurement route, and c) provide the contact name for the relevant procurement lead / the name of the department leading the procurement within the Council, as well as an indication if and when / how the Council intends to contact or is willing to engage with the market, plus if the Council would be interested in receiving information in this regard?

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Briggs

westsussex@infreemation.co.uk, West Sussex County Council

Dear Peter Briggs

Thank you for your request which has been assigned reference FOI/2298

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eBrokerage, and/or Visit Charge Processing solutions in 2021 through 2022

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westsussex@infreemation.co.uk, West Sussex County Council

Dear Peter Briggs,

Our Ref: FOI/2298

On 22/04/2021 you made the following request for information, which has
been dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

Procurement status and plans for eBrokerage, and/or Visit Charge
Processing solutions in 2021 through 2022

We have now completed a search for the information which you requested and
confirm that this Authority holds data relevant to your request.

The Response to your request is as follows:

1. Does the Council have any plans to a) procure an eBrokerage cloud
software solution (for brokering commissioned care packages across its
care providers, primarily but not restricted to only domiciliary care) in
2021/2022, and if so when, b) via which procurement route, and c) provide
the contact name for the relevant procurement lead / the name of the
department leading the procurement within the Council, as well as an
indication if, and when / how the Council intends to contact or is willing
to engage with the market, plus if the Council would be interested in
receiving information in this regard?

The Council has no plans, at this time, to procure an eBrokerage cloud
software solution in 2021/2022.

And regarding visit charge processing for paying commissioned care
providers against the services they have delivered on behalf of the
Council:

2. Does the Council have any plans to a) procure a Provider
Payment/Council Self-billing cloud software solution (for processing and
calculating visit data submitted by commissioned care providers for the
visits they have undertaken on behalf of the Council, primarily but not
restricted to only domiciliary care) in 2021/2022, and if so when, b) via
which procurement route, and c) provide the contact name for the relevant
procurement lead / the name of the department leading the procurement
within the Council, as well as an indication if and when / how the Council
intends to contact or is willing to engage with the market, plus if the
Council would be interested in receiving information in this regard?

The Council has no plans, at this time, to procure a Provider
Payment/Council Self-billing cloud software solution in 2021/22.

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