Fosterline Contract for England
Provide advice and information about how to apply to be a foster carer.
United Kingdom-Sheffield: Social work and related services
Social and other specific services – public contracts
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Level 5, St Pauls Place
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Fosterline Contract for England.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
To support the recruitment of foster carers it is intended that Fosterline should:
— Provide advice and information about how to apply to be a foster carer, and should be marketed in such a way that a wide range of people with the potential to foster (including currently under-represented groups) are aware about how to contact Fosterline for advice about making an application; and
— Support the retention of foster carers and aid foster carers to provide care that meets their foster children’s needs, by providing accurate, appropriate and sensitive advice and information to foster carers.
Fosterline is an impartial source of up to date and accurate information and advice for prospective and existing foster carers on issues such as how to become a foster carer, allegations of abuse, benefits, training, breakdown of placements, matters relating to the legal position of carers and any other issues about fostering that users raise.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Procurement of this service will be by competition and service delivery contracts will be awarded for up to 2 years 2.5.2016-30.4.2018. The Department reserves the right, subject to the satisfactory performance of the successful contractor, budget availability and policy intent, to extend the contract for further periods of one (1) month or multiples thereof up to a maximum of twenty four (24) months.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
See Contracts Finder https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder for the invitation to tender letter.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Form of procedure
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
The tender process will be conducted in a manner that ensures tenders are evaluated fairly to ascertain the economically most advantageous tender.
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
Level 5, St Paul‘s Place
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Level 5, St Paul‘s Place
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: