FOI Request - Commissioning

Request 101000120919

Please answer the following questions for your adults and children's departments:
    
Adults
(1)  Who is your main contact for Commissioning Services for Adult Social Care?

(2) Do you currently use an IT system to support your contract management? If Yes please name the system and suppliers ?

(3) How much does this IT system cost, when did you sign up for the contract and how long was the contract?

(4) Once service users are assessed, what is the split between self-funders and people reliant on the local authority to pay for their care (full or part)?

(5) Do you provide brokerage services for self/part funders?

(6) Do you use/plan to use micro-procurement/commissioning?

(7) Do private brokers operate in your area?

(8) How do you currently procure your services, please provide information of the split between the following methods? e.g. via commissioning teams, social workers do it themselves, panels for expensive care packages, micro-procurement/commissioning, personalisation/self-directed support

(9)  What is the proportion of the above? Please provide me with an estimated split between all of your service types

(10)  How many providers do you contract with and are they internal/external?

(11) How many contracts and of what type does your councils manage in the commissioning of adult social care services? e.g. is it referrals to in-house services, predominantly spot purchasing, purchasing under framework contracts/agreements, block contracts or cost and volume contracts

(12) Do you have a performance management framework for monitoring the performance of providers? If so then would it be possible to forward or provide a link to it.
    
Children’s

(13) Who is your main contact for Commissioning Services for Children’s Services?

(14) Do you currently use an IT system to support your contract management? If Yes please name the system?

(15)  How much does this IT system cost, when did you sign up for the contract and how long was the contract?

(16)  How do you currently procure your services for Children’s Social Care, please provide information of the split between the following methods e.g. via commissioning teams, social workers do it themselves, panels for expensive care packages, micro-procurement/commissioning

(17) What is the proportion of the above?

(18) Do you use/plan to use micro-procurement/commissioning?

(19) How many providers do you contract with and are they internal/external?

(20) How many contracts and of what type does your councils manage in the commissioning of Children’s social care services? e.g. is it referrals to in-house services, predominantly spot purchasing, purchasing under framework contracts/agreements, block contracts or cost and volume contracts

(21) Do you have a performance management framework for monitoring the performance of providers? If so then would it be possible to forward a copy or provide a link to it.

Response 05-02-2013

The information which you have requested is readily accessible to you and so under Section 25 (1) - Information otherwise accessible - we do not have to provide the information in response to your request under Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

The information you requested may be found on the following website http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/search_Auth.aspx

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