Approved List for Independent Fostering Agency Services

Approved List for Independent Fostering Agency Services

Providers will enter into an agreement for placement onto the Approved Provider List.

Approved Provider List for the Provision of Independent Fostering Agency Services

Reference number:N/A

Deadline date:23/02/2015

This deadline is for…PQQ Submissions

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out:Southampton

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations?Yes

Name of the buying organisation:Procurement Services

Description of the contract

SOUTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL (“The Council”) invites expressions of interest from suitably experienced organisations for appointment onto an Approved Provider List for the provision of Independent Fostering Agency services. Southampton City Council are procuring these services for themselves and also for and on behalf of Bracknell Forest Council, Hampshire County Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Reading Borough Council, Slough Borough Council, Surrey County Council, West Berkshire Council, Windsor and Maidenhead Council and Wokingham Borough Council. Providers are to note that this opportunity constitutes reissue of an original advertisement, dated May 2011, and is solely applicable to appointment onto the Approved Provider List. The Approved Provider List will consist of all those providers that meet the Council’s pre-determined criteria and accept the Council’s contract conditions. Providers will enter into an agreement for placement onto the Approved Provider List. Providers will need to meet minimum qualification requirements to qualify for inclusion on the Approved Provider List. Criteria and weightings for qualification/evaluation will be stated in the accompanying procurement documentation. It is anticipated that appointment onto the Approved Provider List will take effect from 01 April 2015.


Classification of the contract

85000000Health and social work services

85311300Welfare services for children and young people

Additional information

Contract type:Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement?No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding?No

Contract will be awarded based on:Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract:12 Months

Who to contact

Contact nameChris May

Organisation nameProcurement Services

AddressOne Guildhall Square, Southampton, SO14 7FP


Extension number:


How to apply

Applicants will be required to apply via the Bravo portal, which can be accessed at: Providers can register their details and access the pre-qualification documentation via the “PQQs open to all suppliers” link. Pre-qualification documents must be completed and submitted by no later than 15:00 on 23rd February 2015. For further information on the requirements, please forward all communications through the secure messaging facility within the Bravo web portal. The Council undertakes to use reasonable endeavours to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council’s obligations under law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the applicant considers that any of the information submitted in the application should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reasons for considering it sensitive. The Council will then consider the sensitivity statement before replying to any request received under the Freedom of Information Act

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