Tendering for Care

TfC Resources

Resources produced by TfC to help address questions regarding aspects of tendering

Business Continuity Policy for Coronavirus in Care Settings

Most care providers believe that the coverage of a "flu pandemic" in their Business Continuity Policy is sufficient for dealing with a potential Coronavirus outbreak. This is not the case. There are a number of additional concerns and actions needed which are specific to and which must be addressed in care settings. A draft policy is available to help providers protect their contracts and their business. ...

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Performance Bonds

These instruments appear to be causing consternation and difficulties for some provders. Indeed more than one provder has attempted to challenge the inclusion of the requirement for a Performance Bond in the tendering process.Providers frequently query: what these instruments are; their validity; the legality of the demands by purchasers that such a Bond should be in place; costs involved how they work. The attached document sets out what these Bonds are, why they are used, what they mean for providers and ...

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social ResponsibilityA general definition of CSR which has been adopted by the European Commission is: "CSR is a consept whereby companies decide voluntrarily to contribute to a better society and a cleaner environment" So CSR has a great deal to with how the tenderer relates to the local community.Clearly the use of volunteers is an important aspect of the CSR but also is: purchasing from local suppliers; helping service users to act as volunteers in the community; services for older people linki ...

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Due Diligence for Tendering

There are a number of aspects of Due Diligence which are important for those involved in the tendering process: 1) Tendering and procurement may be perceived as a highly structured due diligence exercise, indeed we are now seeing requirements included in tender documents such as     .......to provide full details, including timings of all due diligence to be conducted prior to the award of the contract"... 2) It is essential that all organisations considering any form of collaborative working such ...

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