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Northamptonshire Children’s Trust for the Provision of Homes for Children and Young People in our Care Independent Fostering Arrangements and Children’s Homes

Northamptonshire Children's Trust

Publication date 1 March 2024, 4:51pm
Contract locations
UKF - East Midlands (England)
UKF2 - Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire
UKF25 - North Northamptonshire
UK - United Kingdom
UKF24 - West Northamptonshire
Awarded supplier(s) 3BN Care Limited, Global Access Care Ltd, Alliance Foster Care Ltd, Amberleigh Care Limited, Anglia Fostering Agency Limited, Ash House Care Ltd, Banya Family Placement Agency Limited, BARNARDO'S, Berry Gifford Ltd, Care Today (Children's Services) Ltd, Clifford House Fostering Ltd, Compass Fostering Central Ltd & Compass Children`s Homes Ltd, Dwell-In Social Care Ltd, Five Rivers Child Care Limited, Foster Care Associates Ltd, Foster Care Link Ltd, Fostering People Limited, Fostering Solutions Ltd, Fosterplus Limited, Fusion Fostering Limited, GABLE HEALTHCARE SERVICES LTD, Good News Nwk Ltd, Greater London Fostering, Homes 2 Inspire Ltd, Horizon Care and Education, Inspirations Leicestershire Ltd, Integrated Services Programme (ISP), Jay Fostering Ltd, Living Life (UK) Ltd T/AS The Banyan Tree, Meadows Care Limited, Nexus Fostering Limited, Orange Grove Fostercare Ltd, Parallel Parents Ltd, Parkview Care (Broadstairs) Limited, Resolute Care LTD, Rise Above Care Limited, Salutem Shared Services Limited, Semi-independent House Limited, Sunbeam Fostering Agency Ltd, Sunbeam Pride Fostering Service Ltd, TH Homely Care Services (THR Services), The Adolescent and Children's Trust (TACT), The Children's Family Trust, The Foster Care Charity, The National Fostering Agency Ltd, The Partnership of Care Today (Children's Services), Tonre Limited, Total Care Matters Limited, Tree House Care Fostering Solutions Limited, We Care Nursing Services LTD, Xtra Healthcare, Young Birch Ltd
Total value £1,872,000,000

Northamptonshire Children’s Trust (hereafter referred to as the “Children’s Trust”) wishes to invite Tender Responses for the supply of services in respect of this requirement.
This specification covers providing Homes for Children and Young People in Our Care, Independent Fostering Arrangements and Children’s Homes.
The primary role of Independent Fostering Arrangements and Children’s Homes is to provide homes to ensure children in our care have a place that is safe and suitable for their individual needs, where they are supported by people who care for them and about them to achieve their full potential, develop resilience, enjoy good health and wellbeing and develop into adulthood.
The Children’s Trust is setting up a DPS to commence on 1st February 2024 with an initial term of 4 years and 2 months (i.e. to 31st March 2028), with an option to extend for up to an additional 3 years (until the 31st March 2031).
Services will be categorised by the following lots that are described further in the specification:
• Lot 1: Independent Fostering Agency placements for Children in Care
– Category 1.1 – Standard
– Category 1.2 – Enhanced
– Category 1.3 – Complex Needs
– Category 1.4 – Emergency
– Category 1.5 – Transition to Family Care from Children’s Homes
– Category 1.6 – Parent and Child
• Lot 2: Children’s Homes placements for Children in Care
– Category 2.1 – Standard Homes
– Category 2.2 – Specialist Homes
– Category 2.3 – Complex Needs
– Category 2.4 – Emergency
Potential Providers can apply for one or more Lots and Categories.
The Light Touch Regime (LTR) applies to the Services under this DPS, as per Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

Northamptonshire Children’s Trust for the Provision of Homes for Children and Young People in our Care Independent Fostering Arrangements and Children’s Homes