Commissioning and contracting adult social care services

We commission adult social care services from a range of providers. 

Commissioning

Commissioning involves identifying what services local people are likely to need in the future. We work together with partners, such as Health and the voluntary and community sector, to support the development of markets to provide the services that will be needed.

Market position statements

The increasing life expectancy of people living in the UK and the growing demand for high quality adult care services is leading us to review how services are provided. You can download and view our market position statement. They look at the context for planning services and set out our vision and commissioning intentions for the future provision.

Contracting

These terms and conditions govern all purchases of goods, works and services with us and your relationship as a provider to us. Please read them carefully as they affect your rights and liabilities under the law.

All our purchase orders and care home placement agreements are covered by our terms and conditions.

Supply of goods, works or services under a valid Wandsworth Borough Council purchase order and care home placement agreement combined with the Care plan constitutes your acceptance to these conditions. The purchase order number and service user name must be quoted on all invoices.

Terms and conditions and specification for residential and nursing care services

Before a placement is made to a care home, we have to be assured that the provider has been registered by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and that there are no outstanding quality or safeguarding concerns with the provider.

If the purchase relates to residential and nursing care adult social care services, you are obliged to read and acknowledge our care home terms and conditions for care provided through spot purchasing/the Awarded Provider Status Approved List. These conditions will be effective on all new spot orders.

The services should be provided in accordance with the service requirements in the care home specification. A care home placement agreement and purchase order will be issued alongside a support plan confirming support required and costs for each individual placement. Supply of goods, works or services under a valid Care Home placement agreement and purchase order constitutes your acceptance to the relevant terms and conditions.

Terms and conditions and specification for home care services

Before a home care package is commissioned, we have to be assured that the provider is registered with the CQC and that there are no outstanding quality or safeguarding concerns with the provider.

If the purchase relates to home care adult social care services you are obliged to read and acknowledge our home care terms and conditions for care provided through spot purchasing. These conditions replace all current versions and will be effective on all new home care packages.

The services should be provided in accordance with the service requirements in the home care specification. A purchase order will be issued alongside a support plan confirming support required and costs. Supply of goods, works or services under a valid purchase order constitutes your acceptance to the relevant terms and conditions.

We use CarePlace e-Brokerage to source home care packages. Once a package has been awarded through CarePlace e-brokerage, Providers will receive a support plan and purchase order.

Terms and conditions and specification for supported living services

If the purchase relates to supported living adult social care services you are obliged to read and acknowledge our supported living terms and conditions for care provided through spot purchasing.

The services should be provided in accordance with the service requirements in the supported living specification A purchase order will be issued alongside a support plan confirming support required and costs. Supply of goods, works or services under a valid purchase order constitutes your acceptance to the relevant terms and conditions.