Tender for Foster Carer Assessments

Tender for Foster Carer Assessments

Tender for the Provision of Foster Carer Assessments, Special Guardianship Orders Assessments and Connected Persons Assessments..

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Contract summary

Industry

Other Services

Location of contract

B69 9EX

Value of contract (£)

£115,000

Published date

03 June 2015

Closing date

25 June 2015

Contract start date

01 August 2015

Contract end date

31 July 2016

Description

Tender for the Provision of Foster Carer Assessments, Special Guardianship Orders Assessments and Connected Persons Assessments. Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council is seeking to engage a number of providers under a framework agreement to undertake a variety of assessments on behalf of the council. This will include Foster Carer, Special Guardianship Order and Connected Persons (Family and Friends) Assessments. Providers will need to have available experienced, qualified and registered Independent Social Workers (assessors) to undertake the assessments as directed by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC), the courts or other bodies within specific timescales. Providers will be required to have in place sound management systems to support assessors and quality assurance mechanisms for any work undertaken prior to it being submitted to the council. The service will be divided into six frameworks of social work assessments which include: Lot 1 Initial Assessments – Home Visits Sub-Criteria (i) excluding Disclosure and Barring System (DBS) disclosure checks, medical checks and other checks (ii) including Disclosure and Barring System (DBS) disclosure checks, medical checks, other required checks and references Lot 2 Foster Carer Assessments Lot 3 Connected Persons (Family and Friends) Assessments Lot 4 Special Guardianship Orders (SGO) Assessments Sub-Criteria (i) excluding Disclosure and Barring System (DBS) disclosure checks, medical checks and other checks (ii) including Disclosure and Barring System (DBS) disclosure checks, medical checks, other required checks. Each Lot will be made up of a framework of no more than four providers. If you would like to tender for this provision , please visit https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc to access the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal and from the homepage click on ‘Register’ to complete the simple registration process. Note: In the Business Classifications tab please choose the 8531000 –5 Administrative Social Services Once logged into the system, click on ‘Tenders’ from the top menu bar to list all the current opportunities. Once you have found the provision of Foster Carer, Special Guardianship Orders and Connected Persons (Family and Friends) Assessments opportunity you should click on ‘View Details’. You will then have access to the ‘Express Interest’ button at the bottom of the screen which will provide you with immediate access to the Invitation To Tender and related documents. If you require any further help in respect of the Supplier Portal please contact the In-tend Support Team on 0844 272 8810. The closing date for completed tenders is 12 noon 26 June 2015

About the buyer

Contact name

Gaynor Martin

Address

Freeth Street

Oldbury

West Midlands

B69 9EX

United Kingdom

Telephone

0845 352 7517

Email

gaynor_martin@sandwell.gov.uk

Other information

Attachments

Additional information on how to apply for this contract

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

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.

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