Fostering Placements Dynamic Purchasing System – Bedfordshire
Independent Fostering Agency placements and Specialist Placements as an Alternative to Residential Care.
- Social work and related services – 85300000
Location of contract
Value of contract
£1 – £68.0m
12 April 2018
31 March 2022
Contract start date
01 April 2022
Contract end date
02 April 2022
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Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council and Luton Borough Council wish to receive applications to join our collaborative Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of Independent Fostering Agency (IFA) placements and Specialist Placements as an Alternative to Residential Care (SPARC).
The DPS is split into the two (2) lots as described below;
Lot 1: General Fostering Placements (this will comprise both standard and enhanced placements); and
Lot 2: Specialist Placements as an Alternative to Residential Care (SPARC)
We are happy to receive tenders for either lot of the DPS or for both. Please make sure that you have read and understood the requirements set out in the Invitation to Tender documents (including but not limited to the Specification of Services) and respond to the appropriate part(s) of the Tender Questionnaire in line with the instructions contained therein.
Both lots include expectations in line with the National Fostering Contract for Independent Fostering Agency Placements 2011.
Applications can be submitted via Bedford Borough Council’s e-tendering portal (In-Tend).
About the buyer
Additional information on how to apply for this contract
Expressions of interest to join the DPS for the Provision of Fostering Placements and Specialist Placements as an Alternative to Residential Care (SPARC) must be submitted via the Bedford Borough Council In-tend electronic procurement portal.
Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No
How to apply
Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.