Welbeing is delighted to be appointed as a supply partner to Consortium Procurement’s services Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS) framework.
The Northern Housing Consortium represents the views of housing organisations and currently has 451 members in local authorities, Arms Length Management Organisations (ALMOs), Registered Providers (RPs) and other stakeholder organisations involved in housing.
Consortium Procurement has over 20 years’ experience in the telecare products and services market through their previous PASA and Assisted Living frameworks and provides a trusted, compliant and easy–to–access route for members to procure their telecare requirements. In 2015 they re–tendered the Assisted Living framework to create the new Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS) framework. The reason for doing this was to ensure that members are able to access the products and services they require with maximum flexibility.
In conjunction with the TSA (Telecare Services Association) and technical experts it was decided to split the framework into two lots (product provision with installation and services).
Successful partners were appointed that offered the most economically advantageous tender in terms of skills, expertise, quality and cost effectiveness, ensuring efficiencies for our members.
43 suppliers were invited to submit PQQ expressions of interest and 15 successful bidders were appointed to the framework.
TECS refers to the use of telehealth, telecare, telemedicine, telecoaching and self–care in providing care for patients with long term conditions that is convenient, accessible and cost–effective. It has the potential to transform the way people engage in and control their own healthcare, empowering them to manage it in a way that is right for them.
About the Northern Housing Consortium
Formed in 1974, the Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) is a membership body representing the views of housing organisations across the north of England, helping its members to make the region a great place to live. With membership made up of nearly 90% of social housing providers across the north, the work done by the NHC impacts around 1.3m homes and 3.5m people.
Welbeing is a leading independent UK provider of telehealth and telecare solutions, created from a collaboration of two award-winning local authority Lifeline services – Wealden District Council Lifeline and Eastbourne Borough Council Lifeline. Today, we employ more than 130 people with a state of the art 24/7/365 telecare response centre based in East Sussex and serve a wide range of organisations and individuals across the United Kingdom.