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TECS user forum at the CIH Conference and Exhibition 2017

One of the benefits of being our member is the opportunity to network with other members, discuss solutions to common problems, and share good practice. We are pleased to be able to provide one more networking opportunity for our members.

We will be hosting a Technology Enabled Care Services User Forum especially for those members who have contracts with Tunstall Healthcare UK under the TECS framework, on the first day of the CIH Conference and Exhibition, Tuesday, 27th June. The forums will take place within the main conference building (Manchester Central), so it is a great opportunity for attendees to visit the exhibition too.

The TECS User Forum will allow members who use our framework for Technology Enabled Care Services (previously Assisted Living framework) to come along and join the conversation – as well as to hear from suppliers about the latest developments in telecare and telehealth.

If you’d like to find out what other frameworks we offer as part of our portfolio, please visit us at our stand C40 and have a chat with us.

For further details, please contact Nicola Benson, Procurement Support Officer on nicola.benson@consortiumprocurement.org.uk

Tunstall Healthcare is one of the suppliers on our new framework for Technology Enabled Care Services

Tunstall Healthcare (UK) Ltd has been awarded a place on our new framework for Technology Enabled Care Services.

The framework covers aspects of Connected Care and Connected Health including environmental sensors, safety and security solutions, installation and maintenance, and monitoring centre solutions.

The TECS framework runs for four years to November 2019, and provides a pre-approved, benchmarked and OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) compliant route to market, for potential customers to procure goods and services.

As the contracts were awarded under OJEU, Consortium Procurement members are able to call off products directly under the Products framework, streamlining the tendering process. Under the Services framework, customers specify their requirement and invite bids for the work by way of further competition.

The awards follow a rigorous assessment to validate Tunstall’s financial standing, quality of offer and commercial offering, all of which are benchmarked against the market to demonstrate MEAT (Most Economically Advantageous Tender).

Tracy Harrison, Deputy Chief Executive at the Northern Housing Consortium (Consortium Procurement) said “We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with Tunstall, helping our members to deliver services which are cost effective and enable proactive care and improved quality of life for older people and those with long-term care needs throughout the UK. The framework provide members with an easy-to-use procurement route from two trusted organisations.”

Kevin Alderson, UK Sales & Marketing Director commented “We have been working with the NHC for over twenty years, helping them to provide their members with a trusted, compliant and easy-to-access route to procure their telecare requirements. The latest award of two frameworks enables us to continue to develop our established relationships with many NHC members, as well as providing further opportunities to work with new customers.”

About Tunstall

Tunstall Healthcare Group offers a range of Connected Care and Connected Health solutions across each of its main regions – UK, Nordics, Southern Europe, Central Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. Through the use of smart technology underpinned by high quality, high touch services we support older people and those with long term needs to live as independently, securely, healthily and happily as they are able. As the market leading provider of technology-enabled care, we have been working with health, housing and social care partners for nearly 60 years. By effectively supporting health, independence and well-being, our Connected Care and Connected Health solutions improve outcomes and deliver efficiencies when compared to traditional models of hospital or residence-based care.

www.tunstall.com

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Tunstall Contact:  01977 661234

New TECS framework launched

We are pleased to announce that our new Technology Enabled Care Services framework is now available for our Members to access.

Consortium Procurement has provided a trusted, compliant and easy-to-access route for Members to procure their telecare requirements for over 20 years.

Drawing upon our unrivaled expertise and knowledge of this critical service area through our previous Assisted Living framework, the new national TECS agreement covers both products and services.

Members can procure the following services via the framework:

  • Product Technologies
  • Installation Services
  • Service, Maintenance & Repair
  • Call Monitoring
  • Mobile Response
  • Control Centre Equipment

Members can specify bespoke solutions for their individual requirements to promote choice to service users who wish to live independently yet with the confidence that assistance can be reached.

Some of the key benefits our new Technology Enabled Care Solutions framework will deliver are:

  • Fully EU directive compliant
  • Confidence and peace of mind – the NHC has over 20 years of experience in this market place
  • Flexible specifications to meet members’ requirements
  • Significant cost efficiencies

If you would like to learn more about our new TECS framework, please contact our procurement team on 01915661000 or drop us a line at solutions@consortiumprocurement.org.uk

New TECS framework currently in development

After David Cameron called for immediate action last year to accelerate the development of drugs for dementia, those health – and older persons – related issues seem to persist in society. What is more, the issues facing the housing sector and social care as a whole seem to be greater than ever.

The Northern Housing Consortium’s nationwide experience so far confirms this, which is why we have decided to develop our Assisted Living framework further as it approaches its fourth consecutive year. Our experience throughout the last three years has shown us that our members tend to commission Assisted Living services in a variety of formats and scale, which means that there is a high demand for it.

We would like to remind our members of the nationwide availability of this particular framework delivered by our procurement arm Consortium Procurement. Our procurement professionals strive to deliver outstanding service and support to our stakeholders nationally, helping our members to make efficiency savings whilst continuing to deliver great quality key housing services to their tenants and residents.

In order to deliver value for money through a framework agreement but still facilitate viable service solutions this procurement framework has been structured in six different “lots”, appointed based on their areas of expertise:

  • Lot 1: Product Provision
  • Lot 2: Installation Services
  • Lot 3: Service, Maintenance and Repair
  • Lot 4: Call Monitoring
  • Lot 5: Mobile Response
  • Lot 6: Control Centre Equipment (Installation/Maintenance)

Because we strive to deliver best service to our members, the framework gives the ability to contract for one or several lots depending on their individual requirements.

The framework aims to provide for all needs and offers a wide range of products and associated services.

Members can specify flexible yet bespoke solutions for their individual requirements to promote choice to service users who wish to live independently yet with the confidence that assistance can be reached.

Some of the key benefits our new Technology Enabled Care Solutions framework will deliver are:

  • Fully EU directive compliant
  • Confidence and peace of mind – the NHC has 20 years’ experience in this market place
  • Flexible specifications to meet members’ and contractors’ bespoke requirements
  • Significant cost efficiencies

Since the new Assisted Living framework is currently being developed, the Consortium would like to encourage its members to advertise it to its supplier chains and to help us generate interest and involvement.

If you would like to understand more about the current Assisted Living framework or about the new TECS framework, please contact the team on 0191 566 1000 or drop us a line at solutions@consortiumprocurement.org.uk.