Residential and nursing care new provider application

Find out how to apply to offer residential and nursing care for older people in Surrey, sing up to drop-in sessions, and see our care cost modelling.

Residential and nursing care contract – from 1 July 2022

If you want to offer residential and nursing care for older people in Surrey, you need to apply through the contract which went live in July 2022.

It's a joint contract between:

  • Surrey County Council (SCC) and
  • NHS Surrey Heartlands who also host Continuing Healthcare (CHC) for Frimley Integrated Commissioning Board (Surrey Heath and Farnham only).

It offers longer-term arrangements with care providers to:

  • develop better relationships and communication channels
  • maintain good sustainable services for residents
  • help manage costs and capacity in the market.

We are using a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS), where new providers can apply to join the contract throughout its full six-year term. This could be extended to 10 years.

What can you apply for?

There are a number of different lots included within the Residential and Nursing Care contract. Currently the following lots are open to providers:

  • Lot 1 – ASC Residential care with or without nursing (older people only). This includes long and short term placements for Adult Social Care (ASC)
  • Lot 2 - CHC Nursing care (older people/end of life fast track only). This includes long and short term placements for Continuing Healthcare (CHC).
  • Lot 3 - Discharge to recover and assess (older people only): This is for the provision of placements with therapeutic input (with or without Funded Nursing Care funding in place) for people over the age of 65 who are being discharged from hospital into a care home for a period up to four weeks. .
  • Lot 6 – Older people residential care with or without nursing blocks (older people only): This is for a variety of blocks for long- and short-term placements (without or without FNC funding in place) for people over the age of 65 with needs eligible for social care or CHC Nursing Care.

Providers who are successful in their application for Lots 3 and 6 will become an approved provider which means that commissioners and health partners, can arrange block placements through a mini-competition based on suitability, quality, location and price as examples.

How to apply

  1. Register and login to Proactis, our tender platform
  2. Search for the contract reference RFX1000114
  3. Follow the instructions on the platform.

Future services

In future, providers on the Dynamic Purchasing System will be able to help us shape and tender for these services:

  • Lot 4: Residential Care with or without Nursing (Placeholder, Adults for ASC and CHC only -18-65)
  • Lot 5: Residential Care with or without Nursing (Placeholder, Learning Disability for ASC and CHC only).

Terms and conditions

Purchasing terms and conditions


Provider drop-in sessions

Surrey commissioners hold a monthly drop-in for residential and nursing care older people's providers. This is an opportunity to stay up to date on any changes in policy or raise any concerns with our senior officers and health partners. It's also a chance to network and discuss issues, better ways of working and enable better collaboration.

If you would like to attend, please contact Amy Morgan via email: residentialnursingcare@surreycc.gov.uk


Residential and Nursing Care Cost Modelling

As suggested by the Residential and Nursing Care Working Group, we commissioned an independent company, Care Analytics, to research and analyse the cost of residential and nursing care placements we make in Surrey. The purpose was to better understand the cost of care in the local market.

We used this information to inform our cost modelling approach.

Please see Surrey Cost Model Overview (PDF).


Files available to download