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NEPO603 - Tyne-Tees Independent Foster Care Services (C-012130)

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Contract (Services)
35.5 month
21 Feb 2022
To 12 Mar 2025 (est.)
28 Mar 2022 00:00



North East England: Primarily the North East of England, however the Participating Authorities recognise that services may need to be delivered outside of this area

Geochart for 12 buyers and 0 suppliers


Newcastle City Council ("the Lead Authority'') is acting as the Lead Authority on behalf of the North-East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) and its Member Authorities, in respect of a bespoke Flexible Procurement solution under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (as amended), within the Social and Other Specific Services Procurement Route. The bespoke flexible procurement solution will be known as the Flexible Procurement Agreement (Contract), for Independent Foster Care Services. The Participating Local Authorities are seeking to appoint multiple Providers to deliver Services for the provision of Independent Foster Care Services on a non-exclusive basis. The Provider acknowledges that, in entering this Flexible Procurement Agreement (the Contract), no form of exclusivity or volume guarantee has been granted by the Participating Authorities for Services from the Provider and that the Participating Organisations are at all times entitled to enter into other contracts and agreements with other Providers for the provision of any of the Services. The Lead Authority are carrying out the procurement of this bespoke Flexible Procurement Agreement (Contract) under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (as amended), within the Social and Other Specific Services Procurement Route. This means that the Lead Authority will invite all interested parties to tender as a single stage.

Lot Division

1 Standard Support (0 - 4, 5 - 10, 11-15, 10 - 17years)
  • Value: £1
2 Extra Support (-04, 5-10, 11-15, 16-17 years)
  • Value: £1
3 Enhanced Support (0-4, 5-10, 11-15, 16-17 years)
  • Value: £1
4 Parent and Baby / Child
  • Value: £1
5 Parent and baby / Child Assessment
  • Value: £1
6 Staying Put
  • Value: £1

Renewal Options

3 x 12-month options to extend

CPV Codes

  • 85000000 - Health and social work services
  • 85311300 - Welfare services for children and young people


  • Restrictions apply to the lot award allocation.
  • This is a one-off contract (no recurrence)
  • Options are available.
  • Renewals are available.

Other Information

** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** Newcastle City Council (''the Lead Authority'') is acting as the lead authority on behalf of the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) and its Member Authorities, in respect of the procurement of this Flexible Procurement Agreement (Contract). The North East regional governance arrangements have determined that this is a non-mandatory collaborative exercise, and as a result, Local Authorities can 'opt-in' to the six different elements of the solution, with some Local Authorities choosing to continue to purchase some of these services through other local arrangements. The Participating Local Authorities 'opting in' to the initial phase of this solution will be: 1. Darlington, 2. Durham, 3. Gateshead, 4. Hartlepool, 5. Middlesbrough , 6. Newcastle (Lead Authority), 7. North Tyneside, 8. Northumberland, 9. Redcar & Cleveland, 10. South Tyneside, 11. Stockton, and 12. Sunderland. Local Authorities who have 'opted out' for any Lot at this initial period of the solution may 'opt-in' to use the solution during its term. The agreement will be available for use by all NEPO Members. A list of member organisations is available in the About section of the NEPO website at: This agreement will also be made available to all current and future NEPO Associate Members. Current Associate Members are listed in the Associate Member section of the NEPO website at: NEPO intends to make the resulting agreement available for use by all Contracting Authorities throughout all administrative regions of the UK (as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015) including but not limited to Government Departments and their Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Central Government, NHS Bodies, Local Authorities, Emergency Services, Coastguard Emergency Services, Educational Establishments, Registered Social Landlords and Registered Charities who have a need to purchase the above services. Please see the following websites for further details: homepage.aspx facts/socialhousing/?id=1822644 A complete list of permissible users is shown on the NEPO website below: Organisations wishing to access the NEPO agreement will be required to register as a NEPO Associate Member in the first instance. Further information can be found at: