North, South and East Ayrshire Councils, require an independent organisation to provide information and advice on the options available and to assist supported persons and/or carer(s) to make informed choices and meet identified support plan outcomes.
The service will be jointly funded by North, South and East Ayrshire Councils however, North Ayrshire Council will administer the tendering process and will be lead authority for the contract. The service will be delivered to supported persons and/or carer(s) who meet the criteria to access Self-Directed Support through the Act living across the full geographical area of all three Councils.
The Councils currently have a contract in place that is due to expire on 31st July 2020 and therefore the requirement is being retendered.
The resultant contract will be for a period of 3 years with the option to extend by up to 24 months dependent on satisfactory performance and budget approval for the Councils.
Full details of the tender can be found here.