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

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Dear Gloucestershire 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 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

Gloucestershire CC, Gloucestershire County Council

Information request
Our reference: 21557396

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Dear ‎Mr Briggs,‏
 
Request for Information (Reference: 21557396 )
 
Thank you for your request for information, received on 23 April 2021.
 
Request summary:
 
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?
 
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Information request
Our reference: 21557396

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Dear  Mr Briggs
 
Thank you for your request for information received on  23rd April 2021 .
 
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 s1, I can confirm that
Gloucestershire County Council does hold relevant information.
 
Please find this information attached.

 

Yours sincerely
Vanessa Ward
Information Requests Officer
please note my work days are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

01452 324000

 
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