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

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Dear Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 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

BCP Council Enquiries, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

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ASC - Information Governance, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

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Dear Mr Briggs

 

Re:  FOI 4088 – Freedom of Information request - Procurement status and plans
for eBrokerage, and/or Visit Charge Processing solutions in 2021 through 2022

 

I am writing to acknowledge your request for information received by BCP
Council on 23^rd April 2021.

 

We are dealing with your request and will be in contact with you again.

 

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the information which you have asked for, or explaining why we cannot
supply it. If we need any further clarification we will contact you.

 

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resources are diverted to support the community to enable us to continue
to deliver essential and priority services during the unprecedented crisis
presented by COVID19.  Therefore, with staff being re-directed to front
line services at present this is affecting our ability to respond to
requests.

 

If any delays are anticipated, we will keep you informed.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Clare Taylor
Information Governance Officer and Information Asset Adviser

Qualified and Certified GDPR Practitioner

Adult Social Care – Services

Adult Social Care – Commissioning

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Clare Taylor (ASC - Information Governance)), Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

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Dear Mr Briggs

 

Re:  FOI 4088 – Freedom of Information request - Procurement status and plans
for eBrokerage, and/or Visit Charge Processing solutions in 2021 through 2022

 

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From: ASC - Information Governance
Sent: 26 April 2021 15:57
To: '[FOI #749902 email]'
<[FOI #749902 email]>
Subject: FOI 4088 - Freedom of Information request - Adult Social Care -
Acknowledgement
Importance: High

 

Dear Mr Briggs

 

Re:  FOI 4088 – Freedom of Information request - Procurement status and plans
for eBrokerage, and/or Visit Charge Processing solutions in 2021 through 2022

 

I am writing to acknowledge your request for information received by BCP
Council on 23^rd April 2021.

 

We are dealing with your request and will be in contact with you again.

 

A response will be made within 20 working days, either supplying you with
the information which you have asked for, or explaining why we cannot
supply it. If we need any further clarification we will contact you.

 

Please note that the Council is currently ensuring that all available
resources are diverted to support the community to enable us to continue
to deliver essential and priority services during the unprecedented crisis
presented by COVID19.  Therefore, with staff being re-directed to front
line services at present this is affecting our ability to respond to
requests.

 

If any delays are anticipated, we will keep you informed.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Clare Taylor
Information Governance Officer and Information Asset Adviser

Qualified and Certified GDPR Practitioner

Adult Social Care – Services

Adult Social Care – Commissioning

[6]bcpcouncil.gov.uk

 

[7]Sign up to BCP Council’s email news service

 

 

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