Contract Summary

  • Published Date: 13 June 2019

  • Tender Status: active

  • Tender Opening Date: 13 June 2019

  • Tender Closing Date: 15 July 2019

  • Award Date: n/a

  • Contract Start Date: n/a

  • Contract End Date: n/a

  • Contract is suitable for SMEs: No

  • Contract is suitable for VCSEs: No

  • Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Contract Type: Services



As of 6th April 2015, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has had a statutory duty to operate a market oversight scheme to assess the financial sustainability of the most difficult to replace providers of Adult Social

Care (ASC). The purpose of the scheme is to protect people using care services and their families and carers from the anxiety and distress that may be caused by the failure of a major care provider and to minimise any disruption to their care. We do this by monitoring the performance and finances of the most significant social care providers in England and will give Local Authorities an early warning where we think one of these is at risk of failure and the delivery of services is going to be affected. The Scheme will identify where failure is likely, allowing the right people (providers, shareholders, lenders and other stakeholders) to take the right action to potentially avoid failure and to support Local Authorities to plan in case failure does happen. Through its operation, the Scheme aims not to pre-empt or precipitate provider failure and market exit, nor will the CQC or government bailout failing providers or act as a lender of last resort.

Based on eligibility criteria agreed in Parliament, there are currently 60 providers in this market place who are in the Market Oversight Scheme (MOS).

The purpose of the procurement is to establish a framework of 6 contractors who may be requested to

provide external expertise, when required, for the following types of service:

1. Independent Business Reviews;

2. Consultancy service to supplement the skills of the Market Oversight Team;

3. Potential secondments into the CQC Market Oversight Team; and

4. Training relating to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

The procurement exercise will be undertaken using the CQC Provider Portal eTendering Service. To access the documents and take part you will first need to register on the portal using the following link and then click on "REGISTER HERE".

About the Buyer

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Address: 151 Buckingham Palace Road

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Value of Contract

Price Range: £1,250,000