Adult social care commissioning

Herefordshire Council commissions a wide range of adult social care services. To receive updates of forthcoming tendering opportunities in this sector please: 

Register on supplying the South West e-tendering portal 

Please note that registering on the portal is not a guarantee of business; however once registered you will be automatically notified of forthcoming procurement opportunities.

The underlying principle which informs the council's approach to commissioning and procuring these services is to support residents to remain independent and lead fulfilling lives, whilst creating and maintaining a successful economy

This strategic principle is underpinned by five key policies which define the way the council will work:

  1. Outcomes - we will focus on commissioning for outcomes rather than commissioning of services, using the assessment of needs in Understanding Herefordshire
  2. Monitoring - we will apply a robust contract and supplier monitoring and management regime to ensure benefits realisation and maximise continuous improvement
  3. Self-reliance - we will work with residents, service users, volunteers and voluntary groups, community bodies, business and our partners to help people to be more self-reliant, devolve services and build stronger communities
  4. Local delivery - we will focus on community engagement, service delivery and public access in our nine localities, working with parish councils, local businesses and the third sector
  5. Valued services - we will prioritise services that deliver outcomes for a better Herefordshire and focuses on vulnerable groups

Quality assurance strategy for commissioned care and support (adult) services

Care home unified contract

Download and read the care home unified contract documents