Dear Northamptonshire County Council,

Please answer the following questions for your adults and
children's departments:

Adults
• Who is your main contact for Commissioning Services for Adult
Social Care?
• Do you currently use an IT system to support your contract
management? If Yes please name the system and suppliers ?
• How much does this IT system cost, when did you sign up for the
contract and how long was the contract?
• Once service users are assessed, what is the split between
self-funders and people reliant on the local authority to pay for
their care (full or part)?
• Do you provide brokerage services for self/part funders?
• Do you use/plan to use micro-procurement/commissioning?
• Do private brokers operate in your area?
• How do you currently procure your services, please provide
information of the split between the following methods? e.g. via
commissioning teams, social workers do it themselves, panels for
expensive care packages, micro-procurement/commissioning,
personalisation/self-directed support
• What is the proportion of the above? Please provide me with an
estimated split between all of your service types
• How many providers do you contract with and are they
internal/external?
• How many contracts and of what type does your councils manage in
the commissioning of adult social care services? e.g. is it
referrals to in-house services, predominantly spot purchasing,
purchasing under framework contracts/agreements, block contracts or
cost and volume contracts
• Do you have a performance management framework for monitoring the
performance of providers? If so then would it be possible to
forward or provide a link to it.

Children’s
• Who is your main contact for Commissioning Services for
Children’s Services?
• Do you currently use an IT system to support your contract
management? If Yes please name the system?
• How much does this IT system cost, when did you sign up for the
contract and how long was the contract?
• How do you currently procure your services for Children’s Social
Care, please provide information of the split between the following
methods e.g. via commissioning teams, social workers do it
themselves, panels for expensive care packages,
micro-procurement/commissioning
• What is the proportion of the above?
• Do you use/plan to use micro-procurement/commissioning?
• How many providers do you contract with and are they
internal/external?
• How many contracts and of what type does your councils manage in
the commissioning of Children’s social care services? e.g. is it
referrals to in-house services, predominantly spot purchasing,
purchasing under framework contracts/agreements, block contracts or
cost and volume contracts
• Do you have a performance management framework for monitoring the
performance of providers? If so then would it be possible to
forward a copy or provide a link to it.

Yours faithfully,

David Reynolds

Freedom of Information,

Dear Mr Reynolds,

Freedom of Information Request: FR3876

I am writing to acknowledge your request for information dated 28/01/2013.

Our team is dealing with your request and we will be in contact with you soon. If you have any queries about this email, please contact me quoting the reference FR3876 in any future communications.

You should expect a further response within 20 working days.

Kind regards

Sarah Jobling
Senior Administrator
Business Intelligence and Performance Improvement
Northamptonshire County Council

Tel: 01604 366653
[Northamptonshire County Council request email]
www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

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Business Intelligence and Performance Improvement

Northamptonshire County Council

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John Dryden House

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Northampton NN4 7YD

Tel: 01604 367407
Fax: 01604 367004

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