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Direct Payment Pre tender Market Engagement
Direct Payment Pre tender Market Engagement

Southampton City Council has been working with key stakeholders to design a new Direct Payment support service. The service will, if approved, have many familiar elements including

• host and facilitate a Personal Assistant in Care and Support (PA) online platform (secured via SCC), including recruitment of PAs
• provide more specialised information, advice and support (above that available in mainstream Advice Information and Guidance (AIG) services) to people needing additional assistance to manage a Direct Payment (DP) and / or help with PA employment issues; and
• help with PA employment issues

In addition the service will be integral to the development, hosting and facilitation of a new Support Planning and Brokerage (SPB) element, including an online platform and recruitment of services onto the platform.

We are currently obtaining the necessary approvals to put out a tender for this service, which will attract an annual budget in the region of £130,000 per annum. However, mindful if approvals are given we will be working to very tight timescales to secure a service to start from 1 April 2020.

If this opportunity interests you and you have capability to manage our need, please register on our portal and contact us on for any questions.

The indicative dates for the tender are as follows
Tentative Tender publish - 25th October, 2019
Tentative Market day event – 31st October, 2019, You will be notified about this event on the portal link as given above.
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