Tender for Residential and Independent Fostering Agency Provision – South London
This is the first refresh tender opportunity for suitably qualified providers to bid to join the Approved Provider Panel Agreement.
SLCP First Refresh 2020 – Residential and Independent Fostering Agency Provision
85000000-9 – Health and social work services
THIS IS A TENDER OPPORTUNITY FOR NEW PROVIDERS TO BID TO JOIN AN EXISTING MULTI-PROVIDER CONTRACTUAL ARRANGEMENT. The South London Commissioning Programme (SLCP) established a multi-provider agreement known as Approved Provider Panel Agreement (APPA) in June 2020 for the delivery of residential and IFA services for children and young people aged 0 – 18years. The APPA has been established under the Light Touch Regime (LTR); the procurement rules applicable to the procurement of health, social and other services listed at Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. This offers the flexibility to admit additional providers to increase capacity. This is the first refresh tender opportunity for suitably qualified providers to bid to join the APPA. The APPA has an initial term of 3 years with an option to extend for a further 5 years (2years +2years +1 year), unless otherwise terminated in line with the conditions of contract. The services under the APPA have been categorised into Lot 1: Residential Child Care Provision [Sub-Lots: Standard and Specialist] and Lot 2: Independent Fostering Agency Provision [Sub-Lots: Standard, Specialist and Emergency]. Applicants have the option to bid for services in Lot 1, Lot 2 or both. The tender opportunity is open to Providers in England: rated ‘Good or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, Providers in Scotland: rated “good”, “very good” or “outstanding” by the Scottish Care Inspectorate, Providers in Wales: registered with the Wales Care Inspectorate and Providers in Northern Ireland registered with the Northern Ireland Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (NIRQIA). The APPA will be accessed initially by the London Boroughs of Bexley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Southwark and Sutton. In time, the APPA may be accessed by the London Boroughs of Bromley, Richmond, Wandsworth and Kingston.
Region(s) of supply
SLCP 2020, IFA, Framework, Refresh 2020
Estimated contract dates
Miss Sandra Asiedu
Expression of interest window
From 12/10/2020 16:30 to 12/11/2020 12:00