The previous contract for the provision of community equipment held by Essex Cares Limited expired on 30th June 2023. A new contract, awarded following a comprehensive tender process, has been established with Medequip Assistive Technology Limited, with service delivery from 1st July 2023 onwards.
The commencement of the new contract involved the transfer (in line with TUPE Regulations) of the majority of the workforce from the previous provider, together with large amounts of the residual stock held at the expiry of the contract. At the point of transfer, more than 3,000 outstanding collection, delivery and service orders were transferred to the new provider.
The new/current contract addresses both the sourcing and supply of community equipment, with these elements previously split across two separate contracts.