Croydon Council is seeking to engage a delivery partner in the management and the delivery of the in house foster care recruitment service and supporting the local authority in the design and implementation of a new delivery model over a period of two years. The Service Provider will be working jointly with the local authority in securing the best service operating model with the aim of improving the choice and sufficiency of a diverse range of carers.Croydon Council is seeking a delivery partner who will work in partnership with the Council to deliver the following service elements: 1. Marketing campaign and delivery - developing a suitable marketing strategy to increase the awareness of fostering in the borough of Croydon including undertaking of targeted recruitment activities; 2. Recruitment and assessment of foster carers - managing an end-to-end recruitment and assessment process for new Croydon foster carers in line with the statutory guidance and regulations; 3. Developing a new service delivery model for Croydon in-house foster care service that will improve the overall experience of our foster carers and children and young people placed in their care. The role of the delivery partner is to work alongside the Council to facilitate the transfer back in house at the end of the two year period. The contract term will be for a period of 2 (two) years. The anticipated contract start date will be the 1st November 2018. This tender process is being carried out under an open tender procurement under the Light Touch Regime of the PCR 2015 for the purposes of procuring the contract. The Council requires the successful Service Providers to comply with the London Living Wage. All potential suppliers are advised to read the supporting documents listed on the London Tenders portal, prior to responding to the invitation to tender. If you wish to register an interest in this contract, please follow the steps below: • Register your company on the London Tenders Portal free of charge via the link below: https://www.londontenders.org/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm. • Await acceptance. You will receive an email confirming your username and password • Use your username and password to log into the London Tenders Portal and register your interest in the relevant contract: 710/2018 - Croydon Foster Care Recruitment Service • Shortly after you have registered your interest, you will receive a second email containing a link to access the tender documentation.
Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk
Contract value: 1000000-1000000
Published: 26 Jun 2018, Receipt by: 26 Jul 2018
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