Procurement and tender opportunities

Opportunities and how to tender

Finding tender opportunities

We have a separate website for the electronic tendering process. You can register your details, view any current tenders and express an interest on our suppliers website.

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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.

Event details

Date: Monday 13 May, 9:30am to 1pm
Venue: The Leagrave Centre, Luton
Booking: reserve your place through EventBrite

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 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

The OJEU notice for the framework was issued on Tuesday 28 May 2019 to TED for publication.

Please note that the anticipated release date for the tender pack and project publication on the In-Tend portal will be Friday 31 May 2019.

The project reference is CBC-0986-T-CE Regeneration and Business Consultancy Framework.

There has been an amendment to the number of LOTS, with the removal of Strategic Transport, the LOT structure is as follows:

  • Lot 1 Economic Development/ Regeneration/ Place Delivery
  • Lot 2 Housing and Commercial Financial Modelling
  • Lot 3 Specialist Planning Advice
  • Lot 4 Planning and Development Management
  • Lot 5 Business engagement, events management and promotion
  • Lot 6 Land Drainage and Specialist Design/ Checking Support

To express an interest, please log in or register on our electronic tendering system in order to view the necessary tendering documents and respond accordingly.

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Please note, that once you have registered on In-tend a separate action (expressing an Interest) is required to access the documents, you must click on the actual Tender you wish to access. We accept no liability if you have not expressed an interest in the tender.

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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 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

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.