Fostering Placements Dynamic Purchasing System – Bedfordshire

Fostering Placements Dynamic Purchasing System – Bedfordshire

Independent Fostering Agency placements and Specialist Placements as an Alternative to Residential Care.

Contract summary

Industry

  • Social work and related services – 85300000

Location of contract

MK42 9AP

Value of contract

£1 – £68.0m

Published date

12 April 2018

Closing date

31 March 2022

Contract start date

01 April 2022

Contract end date

02 April 2022

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

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

Contact name

Lucy Munt

Address

Cauldwell Street
Bedford
England
MK42 9AP
United Kingdom

Telephone

01234 276378

Email

lucy.munt@bedford.gov.uk

 

Other information

Attachments

Additional information on how to apply for this contract

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/bedford/aspx/

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.

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/bedford

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.

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