Independent Foster Care Services – Provider Consultation

Independent Foster Care Services – Provider Consultation

Feedback is invited on the following attached documents: 1) proposed Final Commissioning Model (amended), 15.11.2021 2) ITT document pack v3.

Opportunity Id
DN581834
Title
007466 – Provider Consultation for NEPO603 – Tyne Tees Independent Foster Care Services
Categories
85000000 – Healthcare Services
93141504 – Foster home care services or orphanage
Description

Newcastle City Council and Redcar and Cleveland Council are acting as the joint Lead Authorities on behalf of the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) and its Member Authorities, in respect of a commissioning and procurement exercise to establish a Flexible Procurement Agreement (Contract) for Provision of Independent Foster Care Services for use by the NEPO Member Authorities. Following engagement with the independent foster care market and the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers (NAFP) we have agreed to consult with these key stakeholders on our proposed Commissioning Model during the commissioning phase.

We published our proposed Final Commissioning Model and ITT document pack v2 to the market on 12.11.2021 for a period of three weeks. A huge thank you to stakeholders who provided feedback by 03.12.2021. We received feedback from 12 organisations, some of whom were representing multiple Providers. We received over 200 individual comments.

 

The NEPO Member Authorities reviewed all feedback between 06.12.2021 – 15.12.2021 and have provided a response to each comment on the attached Provider Feedback Summary document. We hope that stakeholders will be pleased with how we have responded to your feedback and made changes to the tender pack. Where we have not made changes, we have provided an explanation as to why not.  The following documents are published for a further period from 15.12.2021 – 07.01.2022 and interested organisations are invited to provide feedback to the Lead Authorities

Feedback is invited on the following attached documents: 1) proposed Final Commissioning Model (amended), 15.11.2021 2) ITT document pack v3.

All feedback must be received by the Lead Authorities no later than 12 noon on Friday, 07.01.2022 to be considered as part of the commissioning phase.

Region(s) of supply
NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Estimated value
N/A
Keywords
Independent foster care services

Key dates

Estimated contract dates

Start date
11/12/2021
End date
31/12/2021

Contact details

Buyer
Newcastle City Council
Contact
Becky Polito
Telephone
0191 2115877
Fax
0191 2114832
Address
4th Floor, Civic Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE1 8QH

Expression of interest window

From 15/12/2021 18:00 to 07/01/2022 12:00