Children’s Direct Payments – Standing List of Providers

Children’s Direct Payments – Standing List of Providers

Contract summary


  • Administrative social services – 85321000
  • Other community, social and personal services – 98000000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract


Published date

21 September 2018

Closing date

31 October 2018

Contract start date

30 November 2018

Contract end date

27 November 2020

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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




Torbay Council’s Children’s Services’ Direct Payments (DP) Service is undertaking this tender process, seeking payroll and managed service providers, who will be selected for a place on a Standing List of Providers of Children’s Direct Payments (Payroll/Managed Account) Service, available for people to use, if they choose to do so*. Direct Payments are Social Care and Health payments for people who have been assessed as needing help from Children’s Services, and who would like to arrange and pay for their own care and support services, instead of receiving them directly from the Local Authority. There is no limit to the number of Providers that will be selected to join the Standing List. Applicants should please note that the Local Authority can only recommend the service providers placed on the List, to current and future service users. But it is each service user’s own decision on which payroll and managed service provider they wish to use. Therefore business use cannot be guaranteed to the successful providers, appointed to this Standing List*.


About the buyer

Contact name

Lawrence Brown


Torbay Council Town Hall
Castle Circus


+44 1803208977



Other information


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.