Commissioning of 38 specialist dementia beds for people with complex dementia and behaviours that challenge.
Bedfordshire CCG seeks proposals from suitably qualified service providers to commission a volume of 38 beds.
30 of the beds will cater for complex dementia patients when they are displaying behaviours that challenge whilst the remaining 8 will provide capacity for step down when these challenging behaviours subside, thus reducing the need to move patients unnecessarily as their dementia progresses.
In the interest of securing best possible outcomes we are open to new models of provision. This could include a single contractor with a single provider, a lead provider or an alliance solution.
If bidders should choose a lead provider or alliance provision, please let it be noted that we are commissioning against 38 beds. If we fail to achieve this volume of beds then the procurement will be terminated.
We require, no fewer than 10 specialist beds per provider with at least 2-3 standard dementia step down beds.
It should also be noted that all providers within the alliance will need to pass the identified threshold and quality requirements in order to be successful.