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What is the opportunity?

Cumbria County Council use the SProc.Net portal for their Home Care category. This is a Qualified Provider List, allowing any provider who meets the criteria to offer their services to Cumbria County Council.

Through the introduction of more choice in the market, the Council are ensuring that they follow best procurement practice by allowing healthy competition for each requirement. The Qualified Provider List will allow the Council to improve the sourcing process and deliver efficiencies both internally and for suppliers as well. Importantly, the Council want to ensure that all suppliers are operating at a similar level of quality and so only those suppliers that meet the Councils minimum quality criteria will be invited to tender for individual contracts through the Qualified Provider List. 

If you are a provider of Home Care and wish to join the portal, please view the below walkthrough video and documentation to find out more.


Becoming an approved Home Care provider of Cumbria County Council via their DPS hosted on SProc.Net offers several benefits.

Full transparency over contracts being awarded

Receive instant notifications of care package opportunities

Efficient and streamlined payments against care packages

Access to dedicated system support

Open for new providers to join at any time

Market Shaping

Est. Annual Spend: £13.6m

Physical Disability - 88%
Memory - 4%
Mental Health - 4%
Learning Disabilities - 3%
Sensory - <1%
Substance Misuse - <1%

The estimated annual spend breakdown for this opportunity is listed within the accompanying bar chart. This is taken from the last calendar year and is subject to changing demand. 

For further information on the expected future needs of the market for this service area, please speak to the Public Sector authority directly or view the latest Market Position Statement below (if available)