Fostering Agency Framework 2020 – Norfolk County Council

Fostering Agency Framework 2020 – Norfolk County Council

Norfolk County Council wish to revise the current Framework for fostering agencies for existing and new providers.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Health and social work services

2020/S 157-384648

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Norfolk County Council
Postal address: Floor 3, County Hall, Martineau Lane
Town: Norwich
Postal code: NR1 2DH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Annie Southgate
E-mail: address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Fostering Agency Framework 2020

Reference number: NCCT42019

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000 Health and social work services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Norfolk County Council wish to revise the current framework for fostering agencies for existing and new providers.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85300000 Social work and related services
85311000 Social work services with accommodation
85311300 Welfare services for children and young people

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH16 North and West Norfolk
NUTS code: UKH17 Breckland and South Norfolk
NUTS code: UKH15 Norwich and East Norfolk

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Fostering Agency Services.

II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:


Section IV: Procedure


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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Further to Paragraph 3 of the best value statutory guidance issued by the Secretary of State for Local Government in September 2011, the Council wish to engage with the market and to further understand options for delivery. If you would like to discuss this with us, we will use Microsoft Teams, please contact the Council by registering on in-tend and expressing an interest in NCCT42019 Foster Agency Framework at

Once you have registered and expressed an interest, please use the correspondence facility on in-tend to leave the names, email address and phone number of those who wish to participate and we will send invites by email to book the appointment. We expect to arrange the meetings over September and for each meeting to last approximately 30 minutes. The meetings will inform providers of our intentions and what we hope to achieve, to ascertain what potential providers see as areas of risk, to discuss the specifications, contractual terms and what (if anything) would stop interested parties from applying. (If you are interested in this opportunity you are advised to attend). If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the support team by phoning +44 8442728810 or e-mailing

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: