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

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough 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 OR if Council privacy policy so requires, 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 OR if Council privacy policy so requires, 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

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Briggs

 

Further to your recent Freedom of Information enquiry, please see Wirral
Council’s response set out below.

 

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 OR if
Council privacy policy so requires, 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 already procured a system to cover both e brokerage and
payments to providers, which is deployed.  We have no plans to procure 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 OR if Council privacy
policy so requires, 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 already procured a system to cover provider payments and
billing  which is deployed.  We have no plans to procure in 2021 /2022

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Wirral Council

PO Box 290
Brighton Street
Wallasey
CH27 9FQ

 

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