Fostering Marketing and Engagement Contract – Herefordshire Council

Fostering Marketing and Engagement Contract – Herefordshire Council

The council is now seeking to pilot the outsourcing of its Foster Carer Marketing and Engagement functions.

Opportunity Id
DN528329
Title
Fostering Marketing and Engagement
Categories
79000000-4 – Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
85300000-2 – Social work and related services
Description

The Council has a strong internal foster care service. However, like many other local authorities, recruitment of new foster carer households to maintain a suffice and diverse pool has been challenging over recent years. The Council is now seeking to pilot the outsourcing of its Foster Carer Marketing and Engagement functions to test whether a different approach achieves a higher rate of prospective carer applications and approvals. The initial contract term is for two years with potential to extend up to a further three years at the discretion of the Council based on the contract performance and funding availability. The Council have set a target to recruit 60 carer households over a two-year period.

Region(s) of supply
Herefordshire, County of
Estimated value
N/A
Keywords
Marketing

Key dates

Estimated contract dates

Start date
04/05/2021
End date
30/04/2023

Contact details

Buyer
Herefordshire Council
Contact
Claire Bennett
Telephone
01432 261994
Address
Council Offices
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR4 0LE

Expression of interest window

From 25/02/2021 16:30 to 29/03/2021 10:00