Opportunities and how to tender
Finding tender opportunities
We have a separate website for the electronic tendering process (link opens in new window). You can register your details, view any current tenders and express an interest on our suppliers website.
Pan-Bedfordshire IFA provider forum
Central Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough and Luton Councils would like to invite local and national Independent Fostering Agencies (IFAs) to a Pan-Bedfordshire provider forum at the Leagrave Centre, Luton on Monday, 13 May 2019.
This event will cover:
- in-year developments for our Dynamic Purchasing System for commissioning IFA placements
- the Valuing Care project at Central Bedfordshire Council
- sufficiency and market position statements across all three local authorities
- IFA recommissioning - 2020 and beyond
We welcome providers who are already members of our DPS framework as well as new providers and new start-ups. A full agenda of workshops will be sent in due course.
Refreshments will be available. Please let the organisers know if you have any accessibility requirements to enable you to participate in the session.
Date: Monday 13 May, 9:30am to 1pm
Venue: The Leagrave Centre, Luton
Booking: reserve your place through EventBrite (link opens in new window)
Provision of Fostering Placements
Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council and Luton Borough Council wish to receive applications to join our collaborative Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of Independent Fostering Agency (IFA) placements and Specialist Placements as an Alternative to Residential Care (SPARC).
Full details about this tender are available in the Provision of Fostering Placements advert. (PDF 123.4KB)
Visit Bedford Borough Councils Intend system (link opens in new window) to access the portal and tender information. Please note that this tendering process will take place via Bedford Borough Council’s tendering portal only and is not available through Central Bedfordshire Council’s tendering portal.
Regeneration and Business Consultancy Framework
Publication of the OJEU notice was anticipated to be out early March 2019, however there has been a delay and we are intending to launch soon. Tender documents to be released 48 hours following the issue of the OJEU contract notice.
Sign up for procurement email alerts
We can also email you with the latest opportunities as soon as they are released. You can sign up to receive alerts for any new tenders we advertise.
We do not have a preferred supplier list.
Requirements for goods, supplies and services worth over £60k are either advertised here and on Contracts Finder (link opens in new window) or are sourced from EU compliant framework agreements. Requirements over the EU threshold values are advertised first in the Official Journal of the European Union. Quotes are sought for requirements below £60k. We do not use approved lists of suppliers. If you wish to let us know the goods you provide or services you undertake, you can do this by:
- contacting the relevant service area for your goods/services
- registering on our suppliers portal (link opens in new window)
Please note that due to the potential number of suppliers in the market this will not guarantee that you are included on requests for quotations.
How to tender
If you wish to tender for a particular contract, you should refer to the instructions set out in the individual quotation and tender documents.
Please do not send unsolicited marketing material. We don’t consider this when conducting competitive procurement exercises.