Foster Care Rolling Select List 2021 – Suffolk County Council

Foster Care Rolling Select List 2021 – Suffolk County Council

The Foster Care Rolling Select List is reviewed annually, this is the second annual review point.

United Kingdom-Ipswich: Welfare services for children and young people

2020/S 253-639091

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Suffolk County Council
Postal address: Endeavour House, Russell Road
Town: Ipswich
NUTS code: UKH14 Suffolk
Postal code: IP1 2BX
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1473264490
Internet address(es):
Main address:


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Foster Care Rolling Select List — Suffolk (2021 Review Point)


Reference number: CD1259c

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85311300 Welfare services for children and young people

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Foster Care Rolling Select List is reviewed annually, this is the second annual review point. New entrants have the opportunity to join the Rolling Select List at these review points and the provider tiers will also be re evaluated. Please note that the advertised contract value is the potential total value of all placements made via the Foster Care Rolling Select List for the period of the contract and the extension period. For contractors on the Foster Care Rolling Select List there is no guarantee of placements. This opportunity is available in the ‘Current Tenders’ area of the portal. Interested parties are invited to express their interest to gain full access to the tender documentation. The contract period is 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2022 with the option to extend for up to 21 months until 31 March 2024. The deadline date for submissions of the tender for the 1 April 2021 review point is Monday 25 January. Please note late returns will not be permitted.


II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH14 Suffolk
Main site or place of performance:



II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Foster care for Suffolk children and young people in care.


II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/04/2021
End: 31/03/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Foster Care Rolling Select List will be advertised annually for new entrants. At the end of the Rolling Select List the contract will be re advertised.


II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information



Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:



Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 25/01/2021
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 31/03/2021

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 25/01/2021
Local time: 12:00



Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:



VI.3)Additional information:

This procurement for the Rolling Select List complies with the Light Touch Regime under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and is an open competitive process. Minimum standards for participation are detailed within the business questionnaire. Electronic ordering will be used and electronic invoicing will be accepted and electronic payment will be used.


VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Please see VI.4.3 below
Town: Ipswich
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Suffolk County Council incorporates a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period from the point at which information on the award of contract is communicated to the tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved: the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as amended provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules, to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly.


VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: