Fostering Agency Placements – Lancashire – Virtual Event 9 July 2021
The flexible agreement will be a list of approved Independent Foster Care Providers.
Provider engagement – Provision of Fostering Agency Placements Flexible Agreement Blackburn, Blackpool, Cumbria and Lancashire
Lancashire County Council
- Health and social work services – 85000000
Location of contract
Early Engagement TBC
17 June 2021
9 July 2021
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Purpose of the Virtual Engagement Event
Blackburn, Blackpool, Cumbria and Lancashire (BBCL) have been involved in a project to improve regional foster care sufficiency. As part of this project, BBCL are intending to carry out a procurement exercise establish a flexible agreement for the commissioning of fostering placements by the four authorities. The flexible agreement will be a list of approved Independent Foster Care Providers. Providers can apply to be on the Flexible Agreement every three years. The purpose of this virtual engagement is to highlight the activity that has occurred to date and what the authorities are planning for the procurement exercise. There will also be an opportunity to ask and answer questions. Independent Foster Care Providers should attend so that they are fully informed of the authorities’ plans and what they, as potential tenderers, will need to do.
It is intended that the Flexible Agreement will be split into the following Lots:
Lot 1 Mainstream Foster Care. The provision of foster care placements for children and young people aged 0-4, 5-10, 11-15, 16+ and Parent and Child placements
Lot 2 Enhanced Foster Care. The provision of foster care placements and support services for children and young people with enhanced needs
Lot 3 Step Down Foster Care. The provision of foster care placements and support services for children and young people who are placed within Residential Care or on a trajectory to be placed within Residential Care.
It is our intention that a procurement process will follow this provider engagement. Please check this page regularly for updates and ensure your organisation is register on our iSupplier portal support – Lancashire County Council.
The Authority reserves the right to amend what is set out in the engagement events and documents. Any procurement process that may be conducted will only be in accordance with the procurement documents that are published. Please regularly check these pages for the Procurement Process details.
Please note that participation (or non-participation) in the events will confer no advantage or disadvantage should commissioners commence the formal procurement process.
Date and time of the virtual event
9th July 2021 10am-12noon
How to book a place
Please email the following details to firstname.lastname@example.org, joining instructions will be shared with you closer to the event date.
- Procurement plan
How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.
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