Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG adopt a right bed for the right person approach and therefore wish to commission 20 flexible winter beds in order to provide extra intermediate care, enhanced assessment, holistic assessment and interim capacity to enhance patient flow during the winter period (November 2014 to April 2015 the duration of the contract subject to this Invitation to Tender). It is expected that provision will be through a prime provider agreement in order to ensure all aspects of the service are delivered.
In addition to the 20 flexible winter beds, a further 15 intermediate beds will also be required. It is intended that these beds will be purchased on a block basis for the period detailed above. It will also be an advantage for these beds to be located within or within reasonable proximity to the boundaries of Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG.