Eastern Region Foster Care Rolling Select List

Eastern Region Foster Care Rolling Select List

We are inviting providers to express an interest for inclusion on the Rolling Select Lists for the provision of foster care for children and young people (including parent and child placements) in the following four Eastern Region Authorities:- Cambridgeshire County Council; Essex County Council; Suffolk County Council; Thurrock Council.

REFERENCE CD0740-2

Eastern Region Foster Care Rolling Select List – Review 01-04-14 CD0740-2
Awarding body Cambridgeshire County Council

Est. Start Date: 19/12/2013
Est. End Date: 29/01/2014

Description

Providers are invited to participate in the Eastern Region Foster Care Rolling Select List.

Collectively the annual spend across the four participating authorities for the provision of foster care with external providers is £28.8m per annum.

We are inviting providers to express an interest for inclusion on the Rolling Select Lists for the provision of foster care for children and young people (including parent and child placements) in the following four Eastern Region Authorities:-

• Cambridgeshire County Council
• Essex County Council
• Suffolk County Council
• Thurrock Council

The Rolling Select Lists in each participating council have been established from the 1st October 2013, for a period of 4 years, until 30th September 2017, with the option to extend the agreement for a further period of up to 15 months.

The select lists are organised into three tiers of providers following an evaluation of quality and price. Placement matching to meet referrals will be undertaken with providers in the uppermost tier initially and if there is not an appropriate placement, then requested from the second and then third tier respectively.

The Rolling Select Lists are being reviewed after a period of 6 months, on the 1st April 2014, and will be reviewed annually thereafter. New entrants will have the opportunity to join the Rolling Select List at these review points when the provider tiers will be re-evaluated.

This online process is being conducted to invite new entrants to the Select List and to review the tiering of Rolling Select List providers. No guarantee or representation shall be deemed to have been made by the participating Councils in respect of the total quantities or values of the Services to be ordered.

Any enquiries to Dawn Richardson
E-mail: Dawn.richardson@suffolk.gov.uk Tel: 01473 260728

Providers must register on Suffolk sourcing in order to submit an expression of interest and download the Business Questionnaire – www.suffolksourcing.co.uk or click ‘Apply Online’.
 

Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Open Tender
Estimated ValueText Description
Category Childrens & Adults, Children Services, Disabled Children, Social Community Care Supplies & Services,
CPV codes 85000000,
Suitable for SME YES

Document Available Until

29 January 2014

21 days

Submission Return By

29 January 2014

21 days

Contact Details

Suffolk County Council
Dawn Richardson
01473 260728