City & County Healthcare and Care UK top ranking
As the government sets out plans for a significant boost to NHS funding, Tussell’s new ranking reveals the top Health & Social care suppliers to the wider public sector in Q1 2018.
City & County Healthcare, a group of social care providers, topped the Health & Social Care ranking. The group picked up £136M worth of awards, including £91M from the London Borough of Southwark for home care services.
Other leading suppliers included Care UK in second place, Care Unbound third, Nottingham Citycare fourth and Medway Community Healthcare fifth.
Top 10 Health & Social Care suppliers by award value (Q1 2018)
Health & Social Care leads the way on charities and social enterprises
Four of the top 10 Health & Social Care suppliers were social enterprises and two were charities – underlining the success in awarding contracts to VCSEs (voluntary, community and social enterprises) in the sector. Does the sector offer valuable lessons for the government’s broader social value agenda?
£3B of Health & Social Care frameworks expire in next 12 months
More than £700M of Health & Social Care awards are due to expire in the next 12 months – presenting significant opportunities for suppliers if these are replaced with new contracts.
A further 108 frameworks (essentially preferred suppliers lists) worth up to £3.3B are due to expire. Securing a place on future frameworks is crucial for firms looking to win work through ‘call-off’ awards.
Top 5 expiring frameworks (next 12 months)
|Contracting Authority||Title||End Date||Value|
|Commercial Medicines Unit||NHS Branded Pharmaceuticals National||01/05/2019||£877M|
|NHS England||Recombinant Factor VIII products for the treatment of bleeding disorders||01/02/2019||£302M|
|NHS Supply Chain||Syringes, Needles and Associated Products||01/10/2018||£275M|
|Department of Health||NHS National Generic Pharmaceuticals Wave 10c||01/03/2019||£230M|
|Essex County Council||Residential Care (with or without Nursing)||20/02/2019||£210M|